Eliza got baptized this week! And then confirmed on Sunday! Woo!
It was wicked awesome. There were a lot of ward members who came out to support her and her friend Casey (who originally introduced Eliza to the church) also came up for it! I don't really know what to say about it really - everything went according to plan. We sang some hymns, a couple talks were given, and covenants were made. Oh, and refreshments were eaten afterwards, of course. This was a Mormon event.
It was so cool though. Eliza was almost literally glowing when she came out of the water. Not in a creepy way, but a filled-with-the-Spirit way. So great to see. And she's also going the Boston temple this coming Saturday to do baptisms there for the first time. She's so solid!
The only other exciting thing that occured this week was that I went on exchanges on Tuesday with none other than my trainer, Sister Buxton! She is now my Sister Training Leader (the Sister missionary who is called to kind of take care and give extra training/support to other Sisters), so she came and spent the day with me in Biddeford, while Sister Dixon and Sister Jackman went to Portland. It was a lot of fun. It was interesting how I was with Sister Buxton about 9 months ago and it felt like yesterday! We were able to go right into teaching together again with no problems. It was good to be with her again.
Life here is good. There's a lot going on in this area - which is both great, and overwhelming at the same time. There's so much potential we almost don't know where to start! None of us really know the area very well yet either - Sister Jackman and I have only been here for 3 weeks now and Sister Dixon had only been here for one transfer before that. So we're all kind of figuring out how this area works and to help it together. The trio is good, a lot of fun, but it takes a lot of patience at the same time. And patience is something that I haven't been blessed with a lot of. So that's definitely something to work on for this week. And probably the week after that as well.
So, the Mormon Message for this week is one that we showed during Eliza's baptism. While she was drying off we showed a couple videos and I really liked this one. It's all about the Book of Mormon - what's not to like? Go watch it and think about how cool it is that we have the Book of Mormon on earth today, and how much it can bless our lives if we let it!
Love you all!
Sister Lindsey Berg