Montana Billings Mission
1848 Rimrock Rd
Billings, MT 59102

Monday, April 29, 2013

Christine's Baptism

So obviously from the title we had a baptism this week. One of our investigator's, Christine, has been investigating since December and when Elder Packham and I saw her about two weeks ago she said she finally wanted to be baptized! Elder Burrows happened to be with us so he was able to do her interview. She wanted to do her baptism on that Saturday but it was Stake Conference so we had her Baptism on Thursday. She was then confirmed yesterday and I was able to take part of that confirmation. So that was the most exciting thing for me this week. 

This week has been a little difficult for Elder Packham. He received a call in the middle of the week from his Mom and found out that his older brother who was in basic training in the army had dementia. So it has been really tough week and we are trying to keep busy. So besides the baptism it has been a very slow and tough week.

We don't have very many people to see or teach so we are trying to keep ourselves busy by trying to find service to do. So I don't know if I told you this, but our mission right now is reading the Book of Mormon within six weeks and we are highlighting all the times Jesus Christ is mentioned or referenced to. So I am a little behind, I am currently in Alma and looking back it is amazing to see how many time Jesus Christ is mentioned and all the names and titles he is called by. It has helped strengthen my testimony of the Book of Mormon. I am so thankful to be doing this and going through the Book of Mormon. President Mecham mentioned that we will be reading the Book of Mormon three more time this year and be doing some activity while reading the Book of Mormon. I can't wait to find out what we will be doing.

So we had Zone Conference in Missoula Tuesday and it was amazing. We talked about new finding ideas, obedience, health, bikes, and our mission standard of excellence. I really enjoyed it and love Zone Conference. Also I was able to see all the other missionaries again. We also got our new bikes, they are really nice but we have not been able to ride them since we don't have our helmets yet. We will be going to Walmart in Polson tomorrow after district meeting so we can start riding our bikes.

I can't wait for this week, since my District leader will be doing exchanges so I will be with Elder Brown, my district leader, from Tuesday to Thursday. Hopefully this will be a better week, which I am sure it will. 

Can't believe Julia is getting married this Saturday!!! Congrats!

Hope you all have a good week. Love ya!

1 comment:

  1. Finally got caught up on Devin's mission posts! You can see him growing & getting alot of service in. I really love how they are DOING things of their own free will & it's all great! We had our missionaries stop by yesterday to give us a challenge to pray for the missionary efforts in our area. G made a great point which Devin seems to be doing. G said that with the huge amount of missionaries going out, it's a time of planting seeds to be harvested in the future.

    When Devin & his companions do spontaneous service & touch the individual lives through that service, he's planting a "good" seed. Through a series of that type of nurturing & nourishing....will come growth.

    I also thought the April Fools post was going to be joke! At any moment I was waiting for punch. lol....Love your Devin!