Upon returning home, Elder Gowans took the young Elders over to see Tony Watson. Tony is getting over the death of his wife. He had written a letter to us that contained his feelings and questions, which we read. All his questions and feelings could be addressed through a good discussion of the Plan of Salvation; so that is what we did is taught him that through God's plan for us we can have hope in the future and we can also grow to love God with a deep love as we come to know how truly merciful and just He truly is. We spent quite a bit of time teaching him that he, through the ordinances of the Gospel, can be sealed to his wife through all eternity; that love was not meant to die at death nor were our relationships meant to end at death either. We left him with a wonderful spirit in the home. He promised that he would pray about the teachings that we left him.
Upon our return home to the apartment, we found that our neighbor, Elane and her husband was moving out. The three of us offered to help and they readily accepted; so for the next two hours or so we assisted in loading up their U-Haul; we'd never seen so much crowed into such a small 2 bedroom apartment! We think she had 4 TVs in there!
After helping with the move, we ate our lunch and then ran the Elders over to the church so they could prepare for Billie Wilson's baptism. Here are a couple of photos:
This is Elder Hatch and Brother Wilson
This is Roberta and Sister Meacham; Roberta was baptized about 2 months ago. She is the lady who is Rosalee's age and has a teenage son and an infant at home. What would we do without the gift of repentance!