It snowed yesterday...
Not the most expected thing but it happened and it happened during church so all the kids were running outside to play in it while parents tried to get their kids back inside so it was pretty funny.
We also had a baptism yesterday and it was kind of a big deal for us. His name is Keegan and he was a child of record. He's living with his grandparents who are semi active. His father is a member but is definitely not active. We've been teaching Keegan for about 3 months now trying to help him prepare for baptism. His dad came to the baptism as well as Keegan's cousin and her fiancé and neither of them were members. I'm pretty sure we will start teaching them so keep your eyes out for that one.
Just about everything went wrong in preparing for the baptism. We figured out while filling up the font that the hot water heater had broken... so we put together a team comprised of a member of the bishopric, the High Priests group Leader, the ward clerk and us and we started boiling water in the kitchen and began carting it into the font. We had all 8 burners going heating up water and we kept the process going for over two hours. About an hour into the work we realized the plug hadn't been put in properly and the water was actually leaking faster than we could fill it. So our champion ward clerk, brother Welles, took of his shoes and socks, rolled up his pants and sleeves and went into the font to tighten the plug. Now we had to fill it again with the freezing water and much of our initial efforts had been wasted. We knew the water was going to be cold but we were hoping that we could take the edge off a bit. Keegan's Grandpa baptized him and people were genuinely concerned for his safety. Keegan was baptized and he took it like a champ, I'm pretty sure he was warmed by the spirit because he said he didn't feel too cold during the actual ordinance even though the water was very cold. It was pretty hectic but worth it all.
Heres a picture of the water being heated. After it was hot we would pour it into the cooler and then carry it into the font.
When we were travelling to the font from the sacrament room Keegan's Grandma asked me if I knew that Keegan wanted me to confirm him, well I didn't but that was ok, I told her that I had been asked to confirm people with less notice so not to worry. The confirmation went well and everything was dandy after that.
That was probably the highlight of the week and it was the culmination of a lot of hard work, it was not easy to teach Keegan he's a good kid but he's eight and doesn't have the greatest attention span but it was a good opportunity for me to get better at teaching kids.
Elder Trevon Turley
Also my scripture for this week is Romans 10 13-15
This is at our ward mission leaders house. These grapes are so good. Pretty much what I do every time I go there.