Sunday, May 31, 2015

A Fast - Yigo Baptisms, Barrigada Baptisms & Talisay Baptism

Our mission has been doing a 40 day fast where everyday, at least two missionaries are fasting. We fasted that the missionaries would be able to find those seeking Jesus Christ in their lives, be blessed with the spirit as they teach, and that through them they may be touched and decide to be baptized or come back and be active in church attendance. Through all of this, we have all felt closer to our Savior, watching the fruits of the labors being performed.

This last weekend, there were so many baptisms on Guam that Sister Martin and I could not attend all of them. We tried, but when some are at the same time it's not possible.

First was the Yigo Ward Baptism on Friday evening.

An amazing Baptism and experience. A young girl and a woman were baptized.
The Sisters showed part of the Restoration video

Sister Rock have fun playing primary songs on the violin. We loved it.

Sister Muamoholeva, the two who were baptized, then Sister Bulewa, Sister Rock and Sister Kuau
Sister Rock played some prelude music with her violin. Her mom just shipped a violin to her. Some of the missionaries in Micronesia have Ukuleles, Guitars and Violins.

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Sister Bulewa from Fiji gave a great message and bore a powerful testimony.
We were all lifted and spiritually strengthened. We could feel that the Spirit of the Lord as we listened, watched and prayed. We know these baptism ordinances were performed properly through the authorized Priesthood authority. It has been confirmed to us again and again.

Elder and Sister Thomas singing in the congregation
We walked outside after the baptism and were greeted with a beautiful sunset.



Basketball under the sunset
It was a Friday night so the senior couples decided to check out a little Japanese restaurant called Arashi on our way back home. Bento, shrimp tempura, curry rice, teriyaki chicken. Not bad.


Saturday was the fifth Saturday so the Guam central missionaries all pitched in to clean the Barrigada church building.

That evening we had to make a choice since baptisms were in both the Talisay and Barrigada wards at the same time. So we chose Barrigada and the other couples went to Talisay.

Another amazing experience. Elder Waimila gave a talk on the restoration. He is returning home to Fiji next week.

Elder Murdoch gave a short talk on the gift of the Holy Ghost. See the video clip below.

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Sister Kichiro, Elder Waimila and Elder Canakaivata

Elder Fabiano about to perform the baptism ordinance

 A young girl and a young man were baptized. Elder Fabiano and Elder Murdoch have been teaching this young man. Elder Fabiano said this young man was more prepared for baptism than anyone he had yet taught. He had already started to fast and pay his tithing.


Many ward members attended to support the new converts. It was wonderful to see all of them there.

Elder and Sister Thomas touching up the bus stop.
 

Sister Martin, Sister Thomas and Elder Thomas at the bus stop near our apartment that  the missionaries adopted


Had some great missionaries over for dinner.

Elder Canakaivata and Elder Tafuna joined us

Sister David, Sister Kichiro, Sister Martin, Elder Martin

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