Archive for the Baptisms Category

Last Sunday at the Branch

Our last Sunday at the Branch was emotional. We will miss our Pennsylvania Family and our wonderful missionary experience.

Gathering after church to celebrate the latest baptism and confirmation.

Gathering after church to celebrate the latest baptism and confirmation.

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Eating, of course, while visiting.

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We will miss these special friends.

A final picture with our Branch President, President Brown

A final picture with our Branch President, President Brown

 

 

Starting the month of September with a Baptism

September is here! Wow! Time is flying by. Only 10 days until we start our drive home.

We are leaving things in good hands with the members in the Mansfield Branch. Look at the significant upgrade to the monthly Happenings poster that we started.

Definitely raising the bar.

Definitely raising the bar.

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Here is the darling Sister who took over the board. Great job!

September is going to be a wonderful month for the Branch. We started it off with the baptism of a wonderful sister.

Here is our newest member with Elder Jackson, Brother McCardell and the Sisters

Here is our newest member with Elder Jackson, Brother McCardell, our Branch Mission Leader, and the Sisters.

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All of us together. We love this sister.

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This sweet sister is so happy to be baptized.

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We are so happy for her.

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Here she is with the Sisters.

 

Baptisms and a Linger Longer

Today was a busy and happy day. We had two baptisms. A sweet sister and her granddaughter were baptized today.

Elder Jackson with Julie and Rian before they are baptized.

Elder Jackson with Julie and Rian before they are baptized.

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One of Rian’s favorite songs is “Follow the Prophet”. The children did sign language for the chorus as we all sang the song together.

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Even the Branch President got involved in the signing.

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After the baptism with Sister Jackson.

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With Elder and Sister Jackson and Julie and Rian.

And then we had a Linger Longer!

As always good food.

As always good food.

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Lots of good visiting among friends.

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Lots of members participating.

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The children love having their own special table.

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We love our branch!

Wedding and Baptism

We are excited to announce the marriage of a wonderful couple in our Branch.

The happy couple!

The happy couple!

The next day he was interviewed for baptism and baptized the day after that. This will be a hard week to top.

Elder Jackson and Chad

Elder Jackson and Chad

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A special day.

After the confirmation and ordination.

After the confirmation and ordination.

 

 

 

 

And of course, a Linger Longer to celebrate.

 

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Great opportunities to visit with dear friends . . .

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and get better acquainted with new friends . . .

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and eat yummy food! Wow! Look at the spread.

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Elder Jackson and Brother Kerstetter the first and second counselors in the Branch.

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The children love Linger Longers.

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So do the adults.

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Our Branch President and his wife.

An early Valentine gift for the Branch – a Baptism

We had a wonderful baptism today. Keith Lawrence will be a great addition to the branch. He has had several exciting weeks. Besides receiving the Missionary lessons and reading in the scriptures we took him with us to Palmyra, New York. While Branch members attended a Temple session we took him to see historical sites in the area.

Keith in the Visitor Center by the Sacred Grove and Joseph's Smith's home.

Keith in the Visitor Center by the Sacred Grove and Joseph’s Smith’s home.

Walking to the restored Joseph Smith family homes.

Walking with a Sister Missionary guide to the restored Joseph Smith family homes.

At the print shop where the original Book of Mormon was printed, Keith folds a 16 page signature sheet.

At the print shop where the original Book of Mormon was printed, Keith folds a 16 page signature sheet.

 

The Elders that came to interview Keith for his baptism. We all went to lunch.

The Elders that came to interview Keith for his baptism. We all went to lunch.

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Keith and Elder and Sister Jackson all enjoyed a delicious lunch together.

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Keith and Elder Jackson before the baptism.

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Sister Jackson joins for the picture.

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Keith with Elder and Sister Jackson after the baptism.

We enjoyed a wonderful Linger Longer after the baptism. It was very crowded and Sister Jackson was busy helping get the food out and forgot to take pictures. Here are a few for the people that were still there when she finally remembered! Sorry:(

The camera seems to gravitate to Elder Jackson. He really is not always eating.

The camera seems to gravitate to Elder Jackson. He really is not always eating.

We have darling children in our Branch. They love the Linger Longers!

We have darling children in our Branch. They love the Linger Longers!

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It is exciting to see how much the members love each other and love to talk and visit.

 

 

An early Christmas present for the Branch . . . A Baptism!

We are excited and happy for John Mosher who was baptized today.

Elder Jackson and John

Elder Jackson and John

Elder Jackson, John, and John's mother, Sister Mosher

Elder Jackson, John, and John’s mother, Sister Mosher.

John with 2 of his daughters and some of his grandchildren.

John with 2 of his daughters and some of his grandchildren, son-in-law and Sister Mosher.

When you get baptized you get to go first to eat!

When you get baptized you get to eat first!

Sandy helps with babysitting duties of one of the new twins.

Sandy helps with babysitting duties of one of the new twins.

Kathy has the other one. You ladies are the best!

Kathy has the other one. You ladies are the best!

 

Third Baptism for July and another “Linger Longer”

We are so excited that John Cummings choose to be baptized while we are here. He is an amazing man and is so happy. His wife has been an active member their whole marriage of 27 years. As you can imagine she is very happy as well.  It is incredible to see the physical change that happens as people have His image in their countenances.

A very happy John Cummings and Elder Jackson

With the happy wives

John with a couple of his grandchildren

 

We had a wonderful group for the Linger Longer

 

 

 

Second Baptism for July!

Saturday, July 7th, we had a baptism of a wonderful 9 year old boy. He wants to be like the prophet Nephi, and do what the Lord wants him to do. We sang Nephi’s Courage as the opening song.

Elder Jackson and Tristen

Tristen and the "Elders"

The Elders came and spoke and gave support. Elder Jackson baptized him and then confirmed him at Sacrament meeting the next day.

Tristen and his family after church.