Waiting to go to BoWe are still here in Grafton, a few miles from the mission home. We still have at least a week until we can go to Bo. Two vehicles came in Friday. We hear that one of them is for us. We were out in Bo for 2 days with the mission facilities manager Bishop Markus Wallace, looking at our apartment and several of the young missionaries apartments. He was inspecting new apartments for the missionaries who are coming. It turned out that one of these apartments he and Pres. and Sister Clawson felt would make a better couples apartment then the one they were planning on for us. They wanted us to see it first before making the decision. Both of them needed a lot of work, but this one was smaller, less expensive, and could be done in a week instead of 2-3 weeks. Sounded good to us. It is located right across the street from the Bo West District center and is more central to all of the branches and apartments in Bo.
What a BaptismToday is Sunday. Yesterday the Grafton branch had a baptism. 15 new members were baptized. 15 were confirmed today in Sacrament meeting. Six of them were ordained to the priesthood during priesthood meeting. There was hardly time in sacrament meeting after all the confirmations for the district president to give the talk he was planning. This was the first baptism in the branch since the ebola outbreak, so many of them had been coming for 1-3 years waiting to be baptized. What a beautiful experience.
Notice the small lady in the front row with white hair. She is 100 years old. Her name is Vincent Gbassay. She has been attending for four years. She finally decided she didn't want to wait any longer to be baptized. She now has her sights on the temple. She was so happy. But a little scared. She insisted on going last. A couple of the younger ones were also afraid of going under the water.
|Sister Gbassay, 100 years old.|
|Sis. Gbassay entering the font.|