Monday, July 17, 2017

Hey Fam!

Hope y'all had a great week. I'm going to start out this letter by just coming out and saying PENELOPE GOT BAPTIZED! It was so awesome! There was a bunch of friends and family there to support her and we had the opportunity to teach the restoration to a bunch of non members, it was just great! We even got a Priest in the ward to baptize her. He has been preparing for a mission so we thought it would be a good opportunity for him to baptize someone right before he leaves on his mission. Oh and Penelope's mom was in tears during the whole thing and she set up a time to go to the temple with us because that is something sister Ruff is trying to work towards. 

I love the temple so much! We were challenged by our stake president to get as many people to the temple as possible so Elder Brown and I had 4 temple trips set up this week. They were all so awesome! We got to see the new video released by the church about Oliver Cowdrey's perspective of the translation of the Book of Mormon. I would definitely recommend watching it if you haven't had the chance. 

One of our temple tours was with a 21 year old recent convert named Christine. Her family situation isn't the best and she has a lot of bad influences in her life right now. The sister missionaries at the temple taught her about baptism for the dead and she started crying. She  explained that she had a grandmother she was super close to that had passed away a couple years ago. Well long story short, she loved the temple and can't wait to go do baptisms for the dead. 

Well that's all I got for this week I love you all! The church it true and I love it!

Love Elder Taysom


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