Heyy everyone! I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year! :) I for sure did.
It was pretty weird being away from home during the holidays, but it wasn't all that bad. As long as you spend it with good friends, I think it's ALMOST as good as with your family. ;) New Years Eve was pretty crazy. We spent it at the Sharps, remember them from my first area?? There was four missionaries there, not as much as when we went there for Christmas, then there was 8! haha. But it was fun. We lit off those sky lantern things that are in Tangled, (LOVE that movie, btw) and they lit off a firework but it turned out to be like a bottle rocket firework! It shot out about 8 fireworks and they all exploded into those huge explosions in the sky. BUT Brother Sharp put it upside down on accident, so the first one went off, and it shot straight at everyone and hit his truck, then they all started shooting EVERYWHERE and randomly exploding!! We were taking cover behind everything because the explosions were so random hahaha. A couple went like 30 feet down the road, and some other ones exploded right next to us haha. It was exciting. :) Definitely something to remember for my first New Years on the mission! haha.
But there's exciting news! Tommy Watson got baptized and confirmed. :) His baptism went really really well. The Spirit was there super strongly, and everyone could feel it, it was awesome. Thomas came and when he was on his way home, without anyone even asking him he just said "Man, that felt really good. Really good." He's excited for his baptism this Saturday, the 5th! But Tommy was beaming from head to toe after his baptism. I could tell he was a little nervous going into it, and so was Elder Judkins (it was his first actual baptism). But afterwards they both were fine. I was nervous about confirming him the next day at church, but after some prayers I felt reassured everything would be alright. And it was! A lot of people came up to me afterwards and thanked me for bringing the Spirit in so strongly early on in the meeting. And Tommy is going to be a really great member, I can already tell!!
We've been super busy lately. I love having too many people at church to be able to sit with them! haha. And we're teaching a low of 3 lessons a day, and the most we've taught was from 1pm until we have to go home at 9pm!! But it's good, it keeps us on time because we have to be out of the lesson and get to the next one within an hour. Heather Post is back on date! She is super excited about getting baptized, she can't wait. And she is really enthusiastic about quitting some of the addictions that she needs to get off of before she's able to get baptized. So that's good. :)
I hope everyone had a really good Christmas and New Years, and I hope to hear from you soon!
Love, Elder Wilson
We went into a place to eat, came out about an hour later,
and there was already this much snow on our bikes!!
Haha this is the Baucom's. Melissa and Bryan. This is the family we Skyped home at!
This is Tommy! He is so cool. haha :)
Tommy got baptized!