We had a GREAT Sunday yesterday! One of our Institute students, Motuma, who was baptized last Sunday, asked Bob to confirm him a member of the Church. After Church, our cute Yelamdar, who is 14, was baptized. Her mother joined the Church a month or so ago and gave the talk on Baptism. Her sister, Elshaddi, who is 16 or 17, came to Church for the first time Saturday for institute and also Sunday for the whole block, the baptism and choir practice and told the girls she wants to be baptized too! They were SO happy and so are WE!! We also had a friend, Tesfaye, attend our branch for the first time yesterday. His wife died in childbirth six years ago and he was very sick with what they thought was AIDS. Friends of my brother, Rick, adopted his three children. Tesfaye is now well and living in Debre Zeyit. We have been in touch with him and he came to Church. It was so good to see him there! He enjoyed it and said he wants to come back. We also gave birthday treats to Kaleb, who turned 11 on the same day our grandson, Carson did and to Yonaton and Dagim who are our grandson, Tanner's age, for his birthday on March 26th!
Motuma just before he was baptized March 16th
Happy Yelamdar in the pink and black, and her older sister,
(2nd from the left) with some of our YW and Primary kids
Ylemdar with Elders Self, Taylor, Christensen and Ferrara
Cute Yelamdar after her baptism
Bob and I with Tesfaye the first time we met him
The group from Hope Arising, which is based in Gilbert, AZ
They are from AZ, Utah, California, Texas and Canada.
They brought us 25 CTR rings that Jamie sent along with pictures and notes from the
grandkids and they also brought me a BIG bag of COSTCO chocolate chips!! Ü
Kaleab, 11, who shares his birthday
Yonaton and Dagim in our branch, who are
almost 15, the same age as Tanner
We had ONE last breakfast before Elder Self was transferred