Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Baptism Week

Hello everyone!! This week was super good which made it go by so fast!! Crazy stuff. So on Tuesday we had our weekly district meeting and after we went to Chic Fil A for lunch. I guess on the way the sisters ran out of gas and they literally had to push the car to the gas station bahahah! They showed up to Chic Fil A so mad because we had the car the day before and forgot to fill it up hahah whoops. We had two dinner appointments that night which was so overwhelming... Might be gaining weight. 
    Wednesday was a day of straight service. This old man in our ward, Brother Webber, asked if we can hang dry wall for him in this add on to his house, so being good missionaries we did. It took us forevveerrr! We spent the whole day on it and we didn't even finish haha! I am very thankful for Dad teaching me my ways around housing construction! We had a dinner appointment at the Edmunds families house. They also live on the Bayou and its sick because the way their house is set up, they get a sick sunset every single night. READ D&C 68:2-6
    On Thursday we woke up at 5:45 to go to the church to play basketball with the spanish elders. Always a good time with the brothas. Brother Webber picked us up again around 10 or so to go work on his house more. He took us to Golden Corral for lunch. I swear that place is the place to be in the South. people are religious about their Golden Corral... Its hilarious. We had Ward Coordination later that night with 1st ward mission leader Trenidy. Super cool guy. After Coordination we stopped by the Relief Society's ice cream social and grubbed on som,e ice cream... they love us. So I have been taking some SAWWWEETTT Gopro videos so once I get them on a flash drive I will send them home!! 
    Friday was a rollercoaster day for sure. We helped move this single lady that is one of our wards from her storage unit to a new house.  Yogi Nystrom's baptism was at 5pm and it was so sick!!! He was so pumped!! First baptism and one never to forget! I am so proud of him and his decision to follow Christ. Big step for him in his life. After the baptism Elder Inbody and I went to the Alba's house on the military base for dinner. Their nonmember friend Nicole Bennet was there. She is in her early 20s, pregnant, and her husband is currently over seas in Jordan. She was born and raised Catholic but is so curious about our church and loves to learn. The spirit was so strong during our lesson with her. It is always so peaceful when I recognize it coming into the lesson. 
    Saturday Io noticed my back starting to act up again. I am kind of scared... I could hardly move and it was so painful. Just a little praying and Faith and Ill be good. One thing that is wild about being a missionary is that people will absolutely tell you EVERYTHING!! No matter what has happened in their life... they will tell you. 
    Last night we spent the night at the Spanish elders and Elder kalama cut our "wigs" as he says. Nothing like a nice fresh haircut with a part cut in. YEEEWWWWW! this morning we went to the beach and played sand volleyball!! BEaches are dope here! Only bummer is that there are no waves... but that is probably a good thing for me :)
    Well I love you all so much and hope you have a great week!!
    Love, Elder Baldwin

 Back porch at the Edmunds house looking over the Bayou

 Tracting Selfie

 Chilling at the Beach

White Sandy Beaches 

Sand  Volleyball

 Yogi's Baptism

Me and Elder Inbody

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