Today I would like to tell y'all the very moving story of a young man named Peyton.
Peyton, is a 15 year old, and super cool. One day we are all going to see him playing MLB. This year Peyton made a decision that has changed his whole family. He decided to take early morning seminary. Peyton's family hadn't been to church in a loooong time, and so he wasn't really raised in the Church and didn't know very much about it. But, because of the amazing examples from his neighbors, when they asked him if he wanted to take seminary, he said yes. One day, the sister missionaries knocked on the Richards' door and sat down for a visit with Sister R. She then told them that her son had been thinking a lot about being baptized. He started taking the lessons and ever since then his family has come to church faithfully every week. Peyton was baptize on Saturday and confirmed on Sunday, and will be ordained to the Aaronic priesthood next week. I can't even tell you all how proud I am of this kid. He has changed his family because he decided to be baptized. He didn't do it because his parents wanted him to, or because it's just what everyone else was doing. He did it because he knew it was right. This amazing family is well on their way to becoming eternal and I am soooo proud of them! Right after Peyton was baptized, the old relief society president leaned over to Hna. Reed and said, "Their names have been on the roster a very long time." This baptism was an absolute miracle. All of you youth out there, you can have a make a huge difference in your families! So basically this weekend was a very happy one for the Clayton ward:)
This week we saw so many miracles that they all ran together and basically just turned into one big miracle week. Right now our ward is doing a 40 day missionary fast. Each day for 40 days a different family has signed up to fast for the missionary efforts on the ward. At first I thought that it might be good, but we didn't see anything. In the last few weeks it feels like this ward is on fire and everything is moving in the right direction! This week in sacrament meeting there were around 160 people. A few months ago there were about 130 on average. This ward is going places!
I literally have never been so happy to be a missionary. Sorry Mom, but I might not come home! Just kidding, I will. But I just don't know how I'm going to be able to say goodbye to these people! I've only been here for a little less then 4 weeks and I already love them so much!
So, that was our week. :)
Remember that the Easter Bunny isn't real, but Christ is and through him we can find new life!:) #Halleluja
I hope everyone is alive and well! I love you all!
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