Valley Forge Leaves
We wound up the week with church today and a convert baptism after! John Wocjek was baptized a member. We have been helping teach him the lessons with the Sister Missionaries in our ward, so it was a pleasure to witness this day. He is about 35 years old and had a Mormon girlfriend who inspired him to investigate the church. Sadly, he and the girlfriend broke up about a month ago but his commitment to join remained strong. Both of his parents came to witness his baptism today, along with about 60 ward members. I have noticed that when there is a convert baptism in the mission field, the ward supports it very well. People even brought finger foods to share after. So another week is gone. We had a ward member ask us today when our mission ended. We feel that the time is simply moving way too fast and we want it to slow down.
Elder Jones has had a busy week this week. We had a set of sisters in Cape May that discovered bedbugs. He researched the subject thoroughly on the interned and planned the attack. As it happened, the place is very old and not well insulated nor closed off in the cupboards, etc., so the place is a natural for an infestation of this sort. For a week Elder Jones had the service elders remove all of their furniture, then had it fumigated, then the carpets cleaned, and on Friday he had to accompany the service elders down to deliver new furniture. (Because neither of them are van certified...) Anyway, upon arriving he inspected the furniture that was obtained from our storage sheds and it was not in good condition. So he went to Big Lots and bought a fouton and some dressers and tables. Then they had to assemble all of this. When he got home at about 7:30 Friday night he just ate and collapsed into bed. With all of this, though, we LOVE this mission!