Friday, January 31, 2014

Georgianna Monae Williams

The other week I was able to attend an investigator's baptism. It was such a great day. She was glowing, she didn't smile very much but I could tell she was excited and just didn't want to show it. She gave her best friend a big hug when she saw her at the baptism. She reminds me so much of me when I was younger. Trying to be "cool" and not look dumb by showing how happy I really was. But I know she was excited. And I am so thankful to God for the opportunity to be able to attend her baptism. I feel bad that the other Sister missionaries who were teaching her before Sister Farnsworth and I, were not able to attend the baptism. But I can't help but partly feel like my Heavenly Father wanted ME to be at that baptism. That he wanted to make it so that I would have the opportunity to teach this person the last bit before she got baptized, and be able to see that special milestone in her life. It was the closest thing to magical I have ever seen in my life. I don't remember my own baptism too much, but I will never forget how I felt at this one. There was a calmness in the room. It was so peaceful, and I know that the girl's mother was so proud and excited. The grandmother even came to support the young girl, it was so special. The grandmother is not even a member, what a special opportunity that is to share the gospel from inviting a non member to your baptism! I find myself reflecting a lot on how thing's were on my baptismal day, and I am regretful to say that I don't remember writing anything down in a journal to describe it. I would just like to think that my baptism day was as special as this one was. Peaceful, a reverent hush surrounding the room of on lookers. The baptism was even more special when the girl's mother got up to bear her testimony about what the Holy Ghost has done for her in her life. The mother was baptized into the church about three years ago, and I am amazed at how strong and powerful her testimony is for only being a convert that long. She is an amazing woman, and I am honored to have been given the opportunity to teach her and her daughter.

Me, Georgianna, and Sister Farnsworth

Me again, Georgianna, Sister Farnsworth, and Shanti

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