Both sets of Elders had baptisms this week. It's so exciting for them.
Quitting smoking is hard, and it's a big deal for everyone involved. We pray for the converts, and we visit them. The Elders do the same. It's a team effort. All three of these people had a hard time giving up the cigarettes. So we are all cheering when they can stay clean.
|The Elder, the couple being baptized and her parents|
This young couple is already making a great addition to the ward. Everyone loves them. The entire Relief Society room was filled tonight with members welcoming them into the ward. One of the Elders that worked with the family for so long, went home to Scottsdale AZ the first week of May. The couple and the Elder were very sad about that. But they skyped him into the meeting,
This is the grandmother of the family baptized several weeks ago.
We are all so pleased that she chose to become a member.
The other lady in this picture is Willie Smith. She's the public relations person for the stake here in Memphis and is going to write an article for the Church News about the family with three generations joining the Church.
We do love this family. They belong to us, and we belong to them. What a blessing they are in our lives.