Merry Christmas!! Well Merry Early Christmas I guess that is. Here in the Wapato Park ward we had an early white Christmas on Saturday with 5 baptisms. 4 of them were converts and another was a Child of Record. We had the opportunity to see the Griffith Family, Maya and Donelle be baptized on Saturday as well as 3 of the Masters children. They have been worked with for awhile but it was so exciting to see them be ready to take the steps necessary and be baptized. I love baptisms. They are the most sacred experiences that I have ever had. Having one around this time of year when we celebrate the birth of Christ is even better because we get to celebrate with our Father in Heavens children who are being born again and being clean from all of their sin. What a special experience for them.
Our companionship has been sick. We all seem to have a cold but it doesn't put a damper on our energy to do the Lords work. This week Elder Bingham, the newest missionary in our companionship stepped up big time. He is starting to get comfortable and he has such a desire to do good that it is amazing. I love watching the change that happens not only in our investigators but in missionaries over time as they learn and as they grow closer to Christ, they learn and become better disciples for Him.
I hope that you all have a Merry Christmas this week and have an enjoyable time with family and friends as we have this awesome opportunity each year to celebrate! It isn't looking like a White Christmas again this year but that will be alright. Hopefully we will be able to help many people this week.
Love you all!
Elder Reynolds (: