Monday, May 11, 2015

Day 125 or something

Tjena Tjena!

Hello everyone! I had an amazing week! I love being a missionary and I absolutely love everyone I work with! The people of Sweden are amazing! 

I have even less time than last week so I hope I can make this a good email still. 

This week Reza and Majeed were baptized!! It was an amazing experience. There was a very good turnout to the meeting. Lots of members showed up. Just like Reza and Majeed wanted ;) Fardin baptized Majeed and I had the opportunity of baptizing Reza. They were both so excited that their day to be baptized finally had come. They beat us to the church that morning, and we came about an hour early. The got into their white clothes as fast as they could. They were so excited. The spirit was so strong when we saw the baptism of majeed. He was so happy! Then it was Rezas turn. When we were on our way to go down the stairs, Reza asked me if I could hold him under the water for 5 seconds so he could be extra clean haha. I said we'll see. Then we got into the water which was actually pretty hot. They spirit was so incredibly strong as I baptized Reza. I held him under the water for about a second and a half and he came out of the water just gleeming! He gave me a big hug and said "thank you". I was so happy at that moment and the spirit hit me really really hard. Again, I was reminded why I am out here on my mission. Nothing else mattered at that moment and I was so happy to see another soul come unto Christ. As we went into the changing room, I saw Majeed just jumping up and down laughing because of excitement and Reza just started laughing and smiling too. They hugged eachother. It made me so happy to see. I really love those guys. 

So these three guys could be the bishopric of the Churchs first Persian branch. They are absolutely amazing and I wish you could all meet them! The next day they received the Holy Ghost. They were so excited. Fardin confirmed both of them. I think I felt the spirit stronger during the confirmations than during the baptisms. Fardin did both of the blessings in Persian. I didnt understand one word but I was just hit with the spirit. As I was standing in that circle I just knew this church was true and as I was listening to Fardin give that blessing in Persian I just thought about how the Gospel really is flooding all the earth. It was so cool to see Fardin use his priesthood. He was just given the Melchezidek priesthood a few months ago. I knew how proud our Heavenly Father and Jesus were of Reza and Majeed for the choice they made. I am so lucky and blessed to be serving in this ward and with these people. 

Yesterday I was able to Skype home. It was so amazing to see everyones faces and talk to everyone! I am so glad you are all doing well and I love every single one of you so much! Even though it was hard to hang up, I know I am here in Sweden for a reason and I know my family will be kept safe and protected. 

I want to give a quick shout out to all my friends who have gotten their mission calls recently, Matt LeCheminant to Chile, Spencer Davis to Australia, Isaac Hunter to Alaska, and Matt Cragun to the best mission in the world! Sweden! Youre gonna love it here man this really is the greatest place in the world and the people and members are so amazing! 
I hope you all have a wonderful week and Im really sorry this was so short. It was a really stressful morning that led us to get to the library late. Anyways, thank you for all your love and prayers! I pray for all of you every day and I love you all!! 


Äldste Bailey 

1 comment:

  1. So nice with baptism. I loved mine. But i did mine in the Lake (April 25th) because i love nature so much. It was a bit cold but not that bad. i was to focused on the baptism. I would do it over again if i could. its the best feeling in the world.