I have been called to serve as a full-time missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I have been assigned to Labor in the France, Lyon mission and this blog contains my journey for the next 18 months.
Thursday, July 14, 2016
My First Baptism
Hey ya'll! I can't believe I'm beginning a new week already! It's crazy. Time just goes by so quickly.
So since the last time I emailed this is what has happened haha Friday: Friday we met with Cynthia again to just go over everything for the baptism. After that we went and met a new ami named Juan-Jose. He's pretty cool and from Spain! So he just speaks Spanish which is good for my companion who was called to speak in Spanish. Then we finished getting everything ready for our baptism
Saturday: Saturday was the day!! We had a CRAZY day. We woke up and it was pouring rain. Cynthia was supposed to be baptized in a pool outside and it was pouring. Soeur Van Loon and I decided to pray that just for the baptism it would be good. We went through the day and at around noon (the baptism was at 3:00) the rain stopped, the sun came out, and it even got hot! It was amazing! We were able to go through with the baptism and everything went perfectly. It was awesome and the spirit was so strong. After the baptism there was a ward activity, so naturally we went haha. We got to sing karaoke! It was a BLAST!
Sunday: Sunday we had church. Our branch is well, interesting haha. But good! Everything kinda was a little out there, but ça va! I'm sure as were there we'll either 1) get used to it or 2) things will get better haha. After we went and did studies and had dinner with the ward. It was a great Sunday.
I'm excited to be here and I'm loving the mission. The mission is not easy, but it's definitely worth it! Just the opportunity you have to be here serving others is just an incredible chance! I have gotten to know my savior so much better and I love it. There is nothing better than serving a mission, I tell yah what!! :)
Love you all and I'm praying for you!
Sœur Keagan Robb La mission Français de Lyon 59 rue de l'Abondance 69003 Lyon France
Weekly Spiritual Thought: This weeks spiritual though comes from the talk "Let Virtue garnish thy thoughts unceasingly" by Gordon B Hinckley. It's amazing but this part really touched me. "There is no other event in human history as significant as the atoning sacrifice of our divine Redeemer. None else compares with it. Without it life would be meaningless. It would be a dead-end journey. With it we are assured of eternal life. Death is not the end, but rather a passing on to a more glorious existence. All of this is symbolized in the partaking of the sacrament. All other items in our meetings are of lesser importance compared with partaking the emblems of the sacrifice of our Lord."
I challenge you all this week to make the sacrament more meaningful by choosing a new way that you will remember the savior and all he has done for us.