Saturday, June 18, 2011

Not One But Two...

We have been so lucky this weekend! There have been 2 baptisms in Lihue. We were able to attend both of them. Last night Kathryne Ann Tapia was baptized by Elder Watson. Her sister Sandy has been a member only about 2 months. She gave the closing prayer at Lisa's baptism last week. Kat as she is affectionately called, started taking lessons just 3 weeks ago and decided the time was right. It was a beautiful meeting and the spirit was so strong. Sandy told us they have now sent the names of their mother, sister and daughter-in-laws to missionaries. What great missionaries they are becoming themselves. The joy, peace and happiness they have found is contagious. Joey (Speedy) Camelo was baptized this afternoon. It was also a great meeting. The thing we found out, last minute, was he didn't tell his mother-in-law he was being baptized. He wanted to surprise her. She came to the Relief Society room thinking she was being honored for something. In came Joey dressed in white and she just cried and cried. It was so touching. President Stennett (1st coun. St. Pres.) spoke for a minute and said Joey has been a member in spirit for a long time and just needed to make it official. It was wonderful. And guess what? True to Hawaiian practice we had a full on lunch buffet afterward. Yumm! Full heart, full tummy what an outstanding day.

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