Our mission President tells the Elders to give short powerful lessons, no more than 30 minutes, but our conversations with Tony went way over that. We are there for well over an hour each time and sometimes we are there nearly two hours but it has been a great experience for us. He is a good man that wants to have God and Jesus Christ in his life. He gave up his tea and alcohol immediately, has been working on cleaning up his dockworker's language, started to have prayer and family meals together as often as they can in the evenings and has been anxious to be baptized. Faith has been anxious as well. She gave up her sweet tea immediately after the lesson on the word of wisdom and when we picked her up for YW last wed. as soon as she got in the car she excitedly said "only 3 more days until I get baptized!" It has been amazing.
Both Tony and Faith were baptized members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints yesterday, May 4, 2013. Brent was able to baptize Tony and Faith's uncle, Josh Rayburn baptized her. Brent confirmed Tony today in sacrament meeting and Elder Tibbitts confirmed Faith.
It has been a wonderful weekend.
|Tony McMaster with Brent and Sharyn|
|Faith Raulerson with Brent and Sharyn|
|Tony, Faith and Melissa|