Monday, May 5, 2014

May 5, 2014 - In which P gets baptized!

Dear family,

Last week was good! Of course the main highlight was our baptism, which we had on Saturday. We had it at a pond just outside the main part of HK. It was a really beautiful place, but unfortunately it was EXTREMELY cold that day. On Friday it was a little chilly and rainy, and we were worried about how the baptism would turn out the next day, but when we woke up on Saturday it was freezing cold! It was basically early February weather; very cold, windy and cloudy. We were lucky enough that it didn't rain, but it was still cold enough that we had to talk P out of cancelling his own baptism :)

The service itself was quite short, but very nice. Quite a few members came. One of them, Sister S, gave a really solid talk on baptism and the gift of the Holy Ghost before the baptism. Then Elder Bushnell baptized P in the (once again very cold) pond. It was a good thing that it was completely right the first time, because P wanted out of the water really fast. Then while they changed behind a sheet in the woods I led the group in singing Czech songs!

Other than that our week was alright. Unfortunately P and B aren't really progressing anymore, and aren't really answering our phone calls anymore. V is still doing really well, though! She's great. We also found a new investigator, M, who is Russian and hilarious (apparently I speak English much better than Elder Bushnell, who needs to follow my example). She's here in HK studying at the university and we teach her in English because she doesn't speak much Czech.

We're doing well here in HK! I'm excited to be able to Skype home on Sunday!

Elder Boyce

Note: Missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints get to call home (or Skype) on Mother's Day and Christmas.  Otherwise their only contact with their families and friends are weekly e-mails home.

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