SISTER MOORE WAS STRESSED OUT SO MUCH!
EXCHANGES WITH SISTER LAWSONFamily-
Ms Simmons was baptized!
Baptisms are always stressful but worth all the craziness for sure.
We had troubles finding the right dress for Ms Simmons so Saturday we had Claire and Suni with us for 6 HOURS and we ended up taking a road trip to Pine Bluff to pick up baptismal clothes.
ROAD TRIP WITH SUNI AND CLAIRE
Saturday night we taught one last lesson to Ms Simmons and gave her clothes and had everything set and ready to go and we tell her she needs to be at the church at 8:30 getting ready. She tells us "okay that works, my grand kids perform at their church at 8 so after that I'll head that way"..................
We knew that wasn't going to happen. The ward mission leader was real nervous too. The ward told us if she isn't there by then, then it'd be postponed. So we left the house bright and early and ended up following ms Simmons to the Baptist church to wait for her outside while she watched her grand kids. We pulled into the parking lot at 8:10. We told her she has 10 MINUTES until she needed to be back in the car driving to the baptism. 8:20 came...8:30... Still nothing. President has discouraged us going to other churches. So we had no idea what to do. The ward mission leader was texting us asking where we were, we were texting Sister Wakolo and President telling them to tell the ward to not postpone, and we decided we had to go in after her. SISTER MOORE WAS STRESSED OUT SO MUCH. We talked to the security guys and told them we needed to find Ms Simmons (we left out the part about her baptism into our church..he he) after sweating bullets and waiting and waiting finally her grand kids thing ended and she came out. We ran to our cars and flew to the church. Pulled in at 8:49 and the program started at 9. WHEW. Good heavens. BUT worth every ounce of stress! Ms Simmons is now Sister Simmons! Bishop Tobler baptized her, President confirmed her and all is well in Zion.
With the baptism we hit the FULL SOE!
WALK AND WALK AND WALK
Sunday night we needed one more date. Again, it was one of those senior year 4th quarter 10 seconds on the clock moments. We were scrambling all over to our investigators and praying to know who is prepared for a date. We had the thought to visit Ron, a member had given him a Book of Mormon and he wanted time to study before taking lessons. He was home and we got to talking about baptism and he said "I've never been baptized; all the churches kept putting me on waiting lists so it never happened. I know I need to though" God is so good. And ... SOMEONE IN THE SOUTH THAT ISNT BAPTIZED?! So we set a date in July. So exciting!
SUNI AND CLAIRE
Some other good stuff:
-Sister Jackson is gone for 3ish weeks so we got to stay in the mission home this weekend. (in fact we are having lunch with them right now!) and will spend the rest of the time with the Hermanas :)
IT'S PRESIDENT'S BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK!
-We hiked Pinnacle Mountain with Rosa this week!
PINNACLE MOUNTAIN HIKE WITH ROSA
-We taught a FHE in the mission home Monday
-We instructed at zone meeting. Our zone is awesome!
- Oh another reason God is so good: we were in an apartment complex and I see these gorgeous little kids and I asked where they were from....guess where they are from?? ST CROIX. AKA VIRGIN ISLANDS. I showed them pics of Dad, Rus and Kam in St Thomas and they got all excited. What are the odds? A cute little family all the way from St Croix in Little Rock!
-Jarvis! Remember Jarvis?? He came up to me this week "Ms Moore! I just got out of my interview with bishop about me getting the priesthood!" Oh my goodness he was just glowing! So excited for him!
Today we are going hiking with the AP's investigator. She gets baptized in 2 weeks and has plans to move to Utah in January for school. Cool right??