This morning we left the house about 0915 and drove out to the North Augusta Ward, which is actually in South Carolina. We were invited to speak in the ward about 5 weeks ago. They have a very nice ward; not too many active military, most of the older generation are all retired military. We have one sister living in the ward whose husband just deployed to Egypt. Another family with whom we will be working is retired, but they have some issues going on that we have been asked to help with.We will meeting with them in two weeks. Our talks went real well. We felt a good spirit in the meeting. Afterwards, we drove back to our apartment for Sister Gowans to get some lunch and then we drove on to the Post for our Servicemen's group.
We have a soldier who desired baptism nearly two weeks ago, but due to difficulties getting them off post in Privately Owned Vehicles we had to cancel the baptism and then find away to get it done on post. Shortly after that, we learned that in the chapel we meet in there is a baptismal font. It is portable, believe it or not, and had been pushed into a storage space and covered with other smaller objects. Our group leader who has been in this assignment for two years didn't even know that it existed. A chaplain's assistant, who is also a member of the church, got it all prepared for us and so we had the baptism today after our services were over. Although the font was not exactly user friendly for an LDS baptism, we were able to make it work. It was a wonderful event.
After the baptism we headed into Grovetown to visit one of our members and his family. He has been assigned to a remote assignment in Korea and will be there for a year. We gave them our predeployment briefing and had a nice visit with them.