Baptism of Dennis B.

What a wonderful occasion yesterday, August 22, 2015 when Dennis B. was baptized at the Gloucester chapel, with over 40 members from our small ward attending and welcoming him! He had the missionary lessons about five years ago from the sisters who were serving in our area. He remembers it as a really positive experience that affected his life. Maybe he was thinking of that several weeks ago, as he passed by our chapel one Friday afternoon. Elder Pailate was standing by the door and calling to the passers-by to come join us at our Family History Clinic. Dennis stopped and talked to the elders and then came in and Gene worked with him for over an hour at the laptop getting set up on a FamilySearch account and entering information. The elders began to teach him, involving us and the members of the ward in the lessons.

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Elder Tupou, Libutti and Pailate on a Stroud street.

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Field near our friends the Langmeads.

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A week before the baptism we were doing service and noticed the wheat field nearby, how white it was and ready to harvest, (which happened the next day!)

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‘Not excited about a photo in our paint clothes! 🙂

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Elder Tupou and Elder Pailate, who worked so hard to teach all they could find!

Dennis was so eager to be taught by the elders, so receptive, humble, willing to make changes and accept the invitation to be baptized! What a wonderful day we all had at the baptism!

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John C., Dennis B. and Euen M., our Ward Mission Leader.

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Add our missionary team, Euen M., Elder Tupou and Elder Williams, brand new from San Antonio, 4th day of service in the field.

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Add Elder Pailate and Elder Wilson, his new companion in Wales, who both traveled 2 hours by train to come. (This last Wednesday was transfer day.)

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Elder Tupou, Dennis B. and Elder Pailate.

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True happiness!

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Dennis and his ward brothers, John C. and Mike C., who both spoke at the baptism.

Today at our Sacrament Meeting in Stroud Ward, Dennis was confirmed a member of the Church by Elder Libutti and the other brethren. ‘So rewarding to see the gospel of Jesus Christ make such a difference in the life of such a good, humble man! Wonderful blessings!

Cheerio!

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