Saturday, November 28, 2009


Terry is one of three new members to the church. I had the honor of baptizing him today. He was baptized with the Bishop's daughter, Sidney and the Bishop's nephew, James.

Sister Fisihetau of Utah, Terry, me and Sister Peterson of Oregon. They taught Terry the lessons.

The three siblings Kanta, Arafat and Terry are members. Their parents are still investigating. Today was a good day.

And again, by way of commandment to the church concerning the manner of baptism—All those who humble themselves before God, and desire to be baptized, and come forth with broken hearts and contrite spirits, and witness before the church that they have truly repented of all their sins, and are willing to take upon them the name of Jesus Christ, having a determination to serve him to the end, and truly manifest by their works that they have received of the Spirit of Christ unto the remission of their sins, shall be received by baptism into his church.

"Each of us knew that the journey to exaltation would be long, strenuous, and sometimes lonely, but we also knew that we would not travel alone. Heavenly Father provides all who fulfill the prerequisites of faith, repentance, and baptism with a companion and guide, the Holy Ghost."
Elder Keith K. Hilbig


Emily said...

Wow! How cool is that!! I love the pictures:) What a great experience and special time. Tell Sister Peterson that Oregon says hello.

Last week we were in So. California and we went to a Samoan ward where everyone spoke, you guessed it, Samoan!! We couldn't help but enjoy ourselves and think of you and your family. It was kind of like seeing you guys, even though we are so far away. Once in a while, they spoke English, like when they welcomed people to their ward...(we happened to be the only ones that I could tell.:)) It was fun!! Miss you guys! Be sure to tell your mom:)