Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Maverick gets baptized and a Mission call for Marlene

Deseree, Elder Tadd, Maverick, Elder Haas, Mavericks brother(in back)

      The missionaries have been teaching a great young man named Maverick, he has wanted to get baptized for a couple of months, but because he is only 14, he has to have his parents written permission, well his parents have been gone for about 2 months, so he has not been able to get there permission, he has been living with some friends, the Jim family. He is an amazing young man, and Elder Haas and Elder Tadd have done a great job teaching him and helping him learn to pray and get answers for himself.  Well His parents finally got back and they signed the papers and Maverick was baptized last Saturday. He was a little emotional when he came up out of the water, and so happy. He bore his testimony of the truthfulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the spirit was so strong. It was good to see him finally get to be baptized.

Marlene, before opening her call

Opening her mission call

Reading her Mission call

Marlene's Mom and Dad

Marlene's home

Ivoloni, Laiden, Marlene, Margerita

Marlene and the Sr. Couples
        Marlene started filling out paperwork to go on a mission about 1 year ago, between getting everything done, and getting all her interviews in, she was finally able to send in her papers on Feb. 15, 2012, Yesterday, she received her mission call, she will be serving in the Australia Melbourne Mission and she enters the MTC in the Philippines on June 9. she is so excited. She just cried as she read her mission call. She invited all of us to come to her home while she opened her call. She and her brother are the only members of the church in her family. Her parents are having a little bit of a hard time understanding why she would leave for 18 months to go to another land and teach about the gospel of Jesus Christ. We are helping her teach them about the Gospel and why this is so important to her.  Her family doesn't have a lot, so we will help her the best we can to get ready to go. She will be an amazing missionary.

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