Saturday afternoon we drove to Tønsberg for the baptism of Danny (in the black suit below).
He is going to be such a great addition to the Branch.
He was taught by Elder Garrard and Elder Crump.
The girl on the left is Celine and she was baptized last winter.
She had been online and chatted with the missionaries at the MTC. About that same time our missionaries were out visiting a member near her home and they randomly knocked on her door. She said if they had come 2 weeks earlier she would not have let them in. The referral from the MTC had not even been sent in yet! Perfect timing!
She was baptized in February!
She is off to school at the University of Utah in just a few weeks!
Thank you for the pictures and recap from Danny’s baptism, they are deeply appreciated. As you’ll soon come to learn, my son (Elder Crump) is never at a loss for words, at least when he’s talking… when it comes to the written word he’s annoyingly succinct.
I do know from Elder Crump’s weekly letters that Danny is a wonderful person and is sincerely loved by the missionaries and the Branch members.
While I’m posting… please allow me to state that Celine is extremely bright, exceptionally charismatic, wise beyond her age and will be an amazing member of the church. How do I know all this? Because Celine is attending the University of Utah!!!
Our Norwegian sister arrives in Salt Lake City on August 16th and will be staying at our home. If anyone would like to meet a convert from the greatest mission in the Church, stop by anytime! However, if you intend to extol the presumed virtues of a certain school just south of Salt Lake City we’ll need to arrange supervised visits 24-hours in advance.
Seeing this post just made my day! Drew (Elder Crump) was so blessed to be part of seeing this conversion and baptism, as well as becoming great friends with Celine. In fact, she has been messaging with our family and will be staying with us in August before she starts school at the U. We feel like she is already a part of our family, and we are so grateful to see the miracles happening in Norway! Thank you for all your hard work and sacrifice on our son’s behalf.