Date

August 21, 2017

Area

Ulan Ude

Companion

Elder Memmott

Three Months in Ulan Ude, Three Short Notice Baptisms

On Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 2:20 AM, Lawrence Gavin wrote: Hey all! Not a lot of time this week, we just got back from Mongolia to renew visas and now we're leaving on a train soon to go to Irkutsk and then to fly to Novosibirsk. I'm pretty sure we travel more in this mission than in any other mission ever. Maybe. We just go somewhere like every week. It's a ton of fun :)
Anton is doing great! He is on track to get baptized this Saturday (the 26th came fast!) and he's excited. We had a great meeting with him and President Baldakov, he talked with him a lot about baptism and he is set on being baptized. He's grown such a strong testimony in such a short time, it's been awesome to see. Now we're hoping that he will work on getting his wife and three young kids to come to church and hear the lessons, they could be an immense strength to the branch! Keep him in your prayers, as the time leading up to baptism is always the hardest.
We got some great and unexpected news (although at this point we should have expected it) on Sunday when Luba Savina, the mother of the Savin family that we have been working with so much, told us that she had decided to be baptized! I'll give you two guesses as to when the service will be: That's right, two days from now on a Tuesday. The Savins seem to like that arrangement, they're shooting three for three right now. We're definitely not complaining, they are incredible people who we have grown to love so much and I know that they are going to be an immense help to the ward.
I wish I could write more, this week has been so full of miracles!! I'll make sure to take extra time next week and explain everything in more detail. Love you all so much! Thank you all for everything!!
Elder Lawrence




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