Monday, August 8, 2016

This Week Was The Bomb!

Katherine's Baptism 8/6/2016
August 8, 2016

Dear Family & Friends,

This week was bomb! So many awesome things happened. It's been pretty cool to see the hand of the Lord working in the lives of those we are teaching and in my own life as well.
Elder Gammell & Elder Greenwood
We taught Katherine several times throughout the week to prepare her for her baptism. She finished the Book of Mormon and she loved it! It only took her like 3 weeks haha. She remembers almost all of what she read too so it's cool to see that it is sticking with her. She had been working to overcome a little problem with the word of wisdom and was struggling with it earlier in the week. We had a good talk with her and she committed to live the Word of Wisdom even if it meant having withdrawal headaches during her baptism. She was really sad because she didn't want to have that effect her experience. I promised her that if she would pray each day for help and continue reading the Book of Mormon with her baptism in mind that she would have a clear mind and no headache during her baptism. It was kind of scary promising her that but I felt like I needed to. We stayed in really close contact with her over the next couple days approaching her baptism and she had some terrible headaches! But it was all worth it. She pulled up Saturday night with a huge smile. :) She said on her way over to the baptism the headaches just suddenly disappeared. That was a huge testimony builder for all of us that God answers prayers and also that promised blessings work. The baptism was incredible. The kids were pretty excited so they did get a little wild before and during the baptism but it still went great. Katherine was as happy as can be and that's all we could've ever wanted for her. Pretty amazing how God led us to her again because she truly was ready to take this step in her life. I know it will bless her and her family in this life and also in eternity. :)

My new companion is Elder Schenk! We just picked him up last night so we are excited to have him with us this week. Then we will send Elder Greenwood off on a plane this weekend. Pretty crazy. Working on transfers just about all week so it'll be a busy one.

Love you all!

-Elder Gammell
August Missionary Leadership Conference

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