This week was really fun for Elder Root and I. We got to do a few things that nobody else really gets to do, and we had a sick Sunday at Fort Jackson.
The first really cool thing that Elder Root and I got to do was go to the graduation at Fort Jackson on Thursday! Elder and Sister Brenchley, the military relations senior couple that we work with took us there. We got to sit in the reserved seating since they go most weeks to see all of the soldiers that are members and that have been coming to church. The ceremony was cool and they even had a marching band perform that was pretty good too. Then after graduation the Brenchleys took us to Chili's. Elder Root and I had fun, I'll put some pictures in this email of the graduation.
Unfortunately, nothing else has really happened much with our investigator Alex. He's not allowed to see us anymore and we can't contact him right now. Hopefully time will help the situation. Other than that, there's no news with him. We'll just have to wait. Cecil is doing a lot better too! He got a walker and a nurse to take care of him throughout the day. And he's recovering pretty quick which is good.
At Fort Jackson on Sunday, Private Ryan, a private that had been taught some but then disappeared for a few weeks, came to church and told us that he wanted to be baptized that day because he was graduating this next week and would be gone for good. He wanted to be baptized really bad, so that's exactly what we did haha. A couple of sisters taught the rest of the lessons to him in about 10 minutes, I interviewed him and then his battle buddy baptized him a few minutes later. I was able to confirm him, and then the branch president and I sat down with him and I filled out all of the paper work as fast as I could before his company bus was coming, while the branch president talked about the priesthood and then ordained him a priest and gave him the priesthood. I said congrats to him, he seemed happier than ever, and then he left! Fort Jackson is the best hahaha. The greatest things happen there and you never expect them.
The funniest part about this Sunday was that our portable baptismal font broke after the baptism. It has been used there for years and it's last baptism was to Save Private Ryan HA. Pretty sweet.
This week was pretty mellow for me. We had some cool things happen and also some things that didn't go our way. Things are still looking up though. A less active family we've been working with, the Lubertos, came to church together finally. Sister Luberto has been coming for a month straight and Brother Luberto hasn't until yesterday. He was on fire man. He talked for practically the whole lesson in the second hour and he was so happy to be there. We're seeing them tomorrow again. They're awesome. They're making huge progress! One of my favorite families.
I hope everyone had a great week this week!
Elder Sean Bills