Sunday, June 7, 2015

A Series of Fortunate Events (June 8, 2015)

What a good week! Blessings all around.

The highlight, of course, was ABE B'S BAPTISM!!! We rushed home from a zone training meeting and found out that our sweet branch president had set up the font and begun filling it already. (Because our building is rented, our baptismal font is a collapsible and fills up via hoses attached to the kitchen sink. Let this be a lesson: nothing stops the work of the Lord from moving forward, not even blow-up pools:D) And then, an LA lady showed up and we sang hymns with her while we waited for the font to fill up.

Baptism is such a beautiful thing. It is a symbol of starting a new life, a promise with our Heaenly Father to live a life of cleanliness. I still remember the feeling of the cool air against my skin on that September day nearly twelve years ago, knowing that I was pure in the
eyes of God. And what a blessing it is to be able to renew that covenant each week through the sacrament. My heart is full of gratitude.

Aaaaaaand we also had a music concert which was far more successful than anticipated, it was way fun and many people came and a good time was had by all. I sang, played guitar, and played violin.

And, transfer calls! The verdict is... I'm staying in Ishinomaki for yet another transfer! This is pretty unusual for a missionary in this mission to stay in any one area for four transfers, but I am so grateful. Elder T from my district told me that it means I'm still needed here, and since this is likely my last transfer in Ishinomaki, I'mma give it my all (not that I wasn't before, but there is so much potential in this area right now, I am so excited)!!!

Ishinomaki will see me through six months of this grand adventure called my mission. It is an understatement to say that I am in love with this town, I am so glad to be here. I am so glad. :)

Shoutout to my sweet brother who made it safely back to our home in Idaho, congratulations and thank you for your wonderful. Love you! Someone give him a big ol' hug for me!

Love to all,

Sister Lisa Luke

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