Tuesday, March 31, 2009

This is the first baptism we experienced at the Bedford Branch since our arrival here in January.
We had the enjoyment of sitting in on the lessons taught to Logan Spring Wright, 8 yrs, shown here just prior to the baptismal service Sunday, March 29, with her mother Jackie, and her step-father, Paige Tomlinson, and her grandpa.
Her baptism brought a great many people together. It was a wonderful service! The Kingston's came clear rom Idaho to be part of the baptism. They had been instrumental in the conversion of Logan's mother Jackie, who joined two years ago. It was a very special day for these families who are related to Logan and came out to show their support. The chapel was full!

The missionaries serving at the present time, March 30, 2009, in the Roanoke District, which includes the boys of Bedford, Elder Spendlove (far left, hands in pockets) from Cache Valley, Utah and the big fellow with the dark glasses, Elder Boling of San Diego, California.

Our District Leader is Elder Shill, second from the far right, first row. He is the grandson of Wynn & LeRene Call, who we served with at the Skyline Seminary in Salt Lake City so very many years ago (1966-68).

This picture was taken Monday, March 30, at the end of our District Meeting in Vinton, VA.