This past Sunday, Elder Brown was able to have his baptism finally. So the two kids from the Underwood family were baptized, and then the Norfolk family as well. It was so cool to see a family get baptized, and it reminded me of when the Dotson family was baptized, which has been a little over 8 months ago. Elder Andrew said he's going to be having dinner with them sometime soon, because Sister Dotson's friend lives in his ward now, so hopefully I'll get pictures and some news from him soon. Elder Brown asked us to do the Restoration lesson for the baptism, which was good, and President and Sister Mullen were there and even complimented us on it. Though I'm sure his tutoring earlier in the week had helped us prepare . Then President Mullen gave the talk on the Holy Ghost, and it was probably the most in depth talk I've ever heard at a baptismal service. It was kind of fun to watch President Mullen teaching young children, and see a little bit of Grandpa Mullen come out every once in a while.
As for the rest of the week, we were able to go do service with Anna Arnold again. We were helping her move fencing and helping with her animals too. She has chickens, two prize-winning mules, as well as her dog. The mules are both like 10 time world champions in various events. And she said at one point, she owned the mule that was on Little House on the Prairie. She fed us lunch, and we were able to talk a little bit more about her grandson, and she brought out the copy of the Book of Mormon he left her with his testimony, but she said she hadn't been able to read it like he asked her to because when she reads scriptures, she can't understand them. So we said we could help her with that, so hopefully we can have teaching appointments scheduled separate from our service activities with her.
I think that pretty much sums up the week for the most part. If I do end up getting the trainee, I'll probably send you an e-mail on Wednesday when he gets to send his check-in e-mail to his family, just to let you know. If you don't get anything, it's just me and Elder Goodrich for this transfer.
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