We also got to do a baptism yesterday. It was a bit more eventful than anyone wanted, though ;) So, I'm doing my normal missionary stuff during the second hour of church, my comp is in another room interviewing the same little girl, whose baptism it was, for baptism, and the door opens. A little boy pops his head in and asks for a missionary because the toilet's flooding. The sisters were next door and asked why I was hurrying, and I told them. Sister Keele bolts for the women's restroom, not seeing the puddle that was forming around the door, and totally biffs it tough, like hardcore biffs it. She was walking around with a wet backside for a while. Anyway, we get to the bathrooms, and it wasn't a toilet that was flooding, it was the baptismal font! Someone had turned it on and forgotten about it
(we suspect it was the Branch President), and it had overflown. The font is connected to both bathrooms, so it flooded through there, and the doors open into the primary room, which was why a primary kid had come to get me. It took forever to clean up, and we had to refill the font because the water that was still in there was too cold. We still had the baptism on time, and it was really good, too, but getting there was a bit of an adventure.
I also got to take a trip into Manhattan for a temple visit. The sisters were taking a recent convert to the temple to do baptisms, and they needed a Priesthood holder, so we volunteered. If I thought the trains and the subways here in Brooklyn were crowded, boy was I wrong! No personal space whatsoever. On our way as we walked the last few blocks to the temple, though, we passed such edifices as the CNN HQ and the Collegeboard HQ. Aaaaand ......... I really wished I was Spider-Man. Like, really really wished. LOL!
Walking into the temple was really cool though. All the sounds of the crowds and the cars outside just... vanished. As you walk in, there's an amazing stained glass depiction of the road to Emmaus, the inspiration for my favorite hymn, Abide With Me, 'Tis Eventide. Well, we got there, and arrived exactly as the temple was closing. Super great! We actually got to go in and see the baptismal font, though. That was pretty cool.
Anyway, it's cold here! I could definitely use another scarf ;) I'm having a great time, and loving my mission. It's been super eventful, by any standards, and I absolutely love it. I'm so happy that I get to
spend the next two years doing this, learning, loving, guiding, and teaching.
With all my love,