Friday, June 4, 2010

May 25, we hosted the Vinton District Meeting for the first time at our Bedford Chapel.
Left to right,
Elder Molina (our District Leader), Elder Jensen, serving in Vinton with Elder Molina, Elder Shelburne, one of our Bedford Elders, Elder Hansen, serving in Roanoke, Elder Whiby, senior companion to Elder Shelburne here in Bedford, and Elder Richards, companion to Elder Hansen, serving in Roanoke.
These are a great group of missionaries!

May 22, was a very special day for our Bedford Branch as Tammy Hilliker and her son Zachery and daughter Mehgan entered the waters of baptism and became members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was Elder Chapman's privilege to baptize Tammy. Her son and daughter were baptized by Brother Dutton and Brother Vanderhoven of the Salem Ward where they have been friendshipped and helped and encouraged in so many ways before moving into the Bedford Branch area.
Elder's Whitby and Shelburne did the teaching (along with Elder Cowley from before). The members did the fellowshipping and inviting to church activities, meetings and scouting programs.
They are a lovely family, living with Tammy's parents and grandmother in the parent's home in Thaxton, a small rural community west of Bedford.