Thursday, August 29, 2013

Just Another Week in Eagle Canyon

So this week has been for the most part a pretty regular old week.  Hitting the streets, talking to everyone we see, teaching people, and doing service.  Pretty great life if I do say so myself!  
This week, we had a baptism!  Glen was baptized on Saturday and it was such a neat experience.  The rest of his family is members and have been trying to get him interested in the church for many years so it was so fantastic to see it finally happen!  I watched his two kids faces when he came out of the water and they were just beaming from ear to ear, it was so amazing.  You could see the happiness roll off of them that their dad had decided to join them as a family in the gospel.  The (second) best part was the after party.  His parents (well, whole family) is Philippine and when something happens, there is food, because food makes people happy.  They invited the whole ward over for a dinner at their house afterward and there was SO MUCH FOOD!  I made the mistake of sitting by his mom and she made me eat 3 plates full.  Not that I am complaining because it was some of the best food I have ever eaten; homemade spring rolls have now rocketed up to my top favorite foods.  Then she sent us home with more food than we can eat in a week.  Good thing we are on bikes or you would have to roll me home!  It was fun to see everyone together and the built in family that come with joining the church and the support of the members for Glen and his decision.  That makes all the difference to someone coming in!
Another kind of funny thing that happened this week.  So we were out and about on our bikes and out of nowhere we see lightening in the distance.  We decided to head back to the car and load up our bikes so we can beat the storm since we were still quite a ways from the car.  It's all good until we almost make it to the car and it starts POURING.  So we are out there in this pouring raining trying to get our now slippery bikes on the back of our car and then I have to back Sis Ward out of the driveway....standing in the rain.  It was pretty great, at least it was time to head back anyway and we didn't have to go anywhere drenched!  But yesterday, a member comes up to us and hands us a bag and says, "for next time" and then walks away.  We open it up and find two umbrellas.  Apparently they drove by just as we were getting in and saw our lack of coverage. 

Thank goodness for kindhearted people! ;)
Well that's all for this week.  Hope ya'll have a fantastic week!
Sis Rae
Getting caught in the rain

Glen's Baptism

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