July 5, 2013

Day 111... Her baptism completed the family.

July 1, 2013

Dear Family and Friends,

And another week has come and gone. Time flies like you wouldn't believe here. This week was pretty uneventful. I had a bad migraine from Monday to Friday so I spent the majority of the time in a dark room with my eyes closed. Being sick as a missionary is not fun at all! I am very grateful, though, that I am feeling better. I know a lot of you were praying for me last week. I felt those prayers. It was interesting...on Thursday night the sisters picked me up from my babysitters (we can't be alone as missionaries) and Sister B asked how I was doing. At that point, my head was still pounding and I felt super nauseous, but I told her I felt hopeful. She said they were all praying for that--and I know many of you were as well. It was neat to see how quickly those prayers were answered by Heavenly Father.

B got baptized yesterday! We did a musical number and I played the piano for that and the hymns. It was a very spiritual experience. It seemed like everyone was crying. I think it was more emotional because her baptism completed the family. So now (well....a year from now) they can go to the temple to be sealed. I'll still be serving my mission so I will be able to attend. I am so excited for them. It has been neat to see their family just become closer as they have embraced Christ and the gospel. At the broadcast last week, J and P were holding hands and she had her head on his shoulder. It feels like they just got married! When we first met them, they were thinking about divorce and had hard feelings towards each other.

I gotta go, but I hope you all know how much I love this work and this gospel and the message we have all been given the commission to share. God loves you all so very much. I hope you all know that.

With lots of love,
Sister Chase