This next week is the last full week of the transfer, I can't believe how fast this transfer is flying by. Transfers are on the 29th!
This past week was full of more great experiences! At the beginning of the week we had one final visit saying goodbye to Isha and her kids. Due to the ward boundary changes, she's no longer in our ward, but we were able to have one last lesson with her and give her a Christmas card we made. I'm grateful for the time we have been able to spend over the last several months teaching and helping Isha! In the background of the picture you can see that she has her baptismal certificate framed on her wall, along with a picture of us all together on the day of her baptism. She was sad to have to say bye to us, but she's in great hands! There's some awesome members in the other ward that are going to take great care of her. I'm grateful to have been involved with her conversion every step of the way.
Edgardo came to watch a baptism that we had in our ward this week of a woman named Najwan. She is from Egypt! The missionaries in another ward had been teaching Najwan, and due to the boundary changes she was baptized into our ward last week. Edgardo enjoyed the baptismal service! Following the baptism we had a lesson with him, to help him understand more about baptism and why it's important. He came to church for the second time on Sunday and is enjoying getting to know more members of the ward! He will most likely be getting baptized within the next few weeks!
|Recent convert Chris Ricks came out with us this week to teach a few different people. |
One of them was to Bernadette a woman we met a couple months ago and have a taught a few times.
|Group of us with Michael after the New and Returning Member Fireside. |
Julio in the middle is now our assistant Ward mission leader.
I am excited for Christmas! We've got some great plans with different families next weekend. Yesterday at church, I ran into my cousin David Phillips in the hallway! He's in the Annandale Ward, which meets in the same church building as our ward. It was fun to talk with him for a few minutes and I will likely be seeing him again this weekend.
With my cousin, David Phillips!
This is going to be a great week! Hope you all have a merry Christmas! Love you all!
Merry Christmas from the White House and National Christmas Tree!
Washington DC South Mission