Missouri, Independence Mission

Missouri, Independence Mission

Monday, March 14, 2016

Week 43 - Miracle baptism and Elder Stevenson

A picture from the all mission conference.
A mission leadership meeting at the mission home.

What a week!:) it was so crazy busy with multiple big meetings and
driving back, forth to independence a couple of times, and teaching
tons of lessons but it was fantastic! One of the most exciting things
that happened this week was with our investigator named Royce. His
wife is a recent convert and he has been preparing to be baptized in
April, but last week we finished everything that he needed to be
taught and we felt really strongly that we needed to invite him to be
baptized sooner.

We are having a temple trip with recent converts on March 25th, so
after a lesson we explained to Royce that we had taught all the
lessons and if he felt ready, he could move his date up to March 19th
so he could go to the temple to do baptisms with his wife just six
days later. He agreed whole heartedly!:) so he will be getting
baptized this weekend and we are so excited for him!:)
Sister Hunt, me and Hermana Krage

Another amazing experience that I will never forget was he opportunity to have an apostle and member of the 70 come to our mission. Elder Stevenson and Elder Anderson came to speak with us and it was an amazing meeting! The part that stood out to me the most though was not what he said, but what he did. The first thing Elder Stevenson did  when he entered the meeting was ask President Vest if it would be okay if he could shake each of our hands. We have over 200 missionaries in the mission and we were all able to personally shake each of our hands. As I watched the missionaries go one by one to shake his hand he smiled wide and genuinely said nice to meet you to each missionary, a quote came to mind. "Even though multitudes followed after Christ, his ministry always consisted of blessing people one by one." I was so humbled with a testimony that Elder Stevenson is truly an apostle of God because he was doing exactly what the Savior would have done if he were the one in the meeting coming to address us. He was blessing us and loving us one by one. It was an amazing experience I will never forget.
I know that we are truly led by a prophet of God and I am so grateful for the direction that we receive. We have another opportunity to hear from the prophet and leaders of the church in just a couple weeks for general conference. I invite you all to prepare for the upcoming general conference and I know you will be able to receive revelation though the spirit as you prepare and watch general conference.
On to another great week! All is well and God is good! Love Hermana/Sister Baggett

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