Monday, January 16, 2017

Re: Chante got dunked!

~Elder Caleb Gibbons

> On Jan 16, 2017, at 10:46 AM, Caleb Gibbons <> wrote:
> This week was awesome.. we had.. a Baptism!
> Okay well before I get to that I'll share a part of my week with you.
> The beginning of the week we were working very close with Chante to
> get her ready for her baptism. We taught her everyday leading up to
> it, and in just this week you could see that she was getting more
> converted everyday. In one lesson I asked her to share her testimony
> about the Book of Mormon. It was alright, but it sounded like a wrote
> one that all the kids bore in fast and testimony meeting. So after
> that lesson we asked her to read a couple chapters though out the Book
> of Mormon. She read and we met with her the day before her baptism.
> When she was getting her clothing you could see just how happy and how
> ready she was to get baptized. We were leaving the church and I asked
> her to share her testimony to us and a member that we were with,
> almost instantly she started getting teary eyed and told us that she
> was in the best, happiest place she had ever been in her entire life.
> She told us that the Book of Mormon gave that to her. So we read a
> couple more scripture and waited for the following day!
> So Finally Saturday rolled around and we had to go to the church early
> to fill the font and make preparations for the baptism. While the font
> was getting filled up we had a quick correlation meeting with our ward
> mission leader. We were nearing the baptism and we were worried that
> no one would show up. Mormon standard time was real. No one got to the
> baptism until 10 minutes before it. Chante showed up and we took a
> quick picture but then we had to run in and start the service. It was
> such a good baptismal service. The entire program was youth in the
> ward. It was really special for her. Just before the baptism, all the
> young women went up and sung "When I am Baptized". The spirit was so
> thick in the air you could reach out and touch it. And there wasn't
> one dry eye in the audience.
> I think this was a very special day for her. She was telling us about
> how she was ready to get baptized and how she had her doubts. But when
> she was dunked she came out of the water with a giant smile on her
> face!
> Anyway, it was a great week for us here in garrisonville. We caught a
> break and had another day that was 75° so that was a huge blessing!
> But I love it here and I know that I'm suppose to be serving here.
> I love you all and hope you week was awesome! Talk to you soon!
> ~Elder Caleb Gibbons
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