Tuesday, November 10, 2015

We Are All Enlisted to Kill Zombies

Brent's Baptism
First off, BRENT WAS BAPTIZED!!! So flipping awesome!!! Sister Hill and I got up nice and early to go start filling the font and a few hours later we were staining watching someone "enter the waters of baptism." It was so cool. When he was being immersed, my mind started racing. "Holy cow. He's really doing it. He's really being baptized. I'm really a missionary who's teaching real people living real lives." I've said real 5 times now, but it seriously felt so real. He really was washed completely clean and committed his life to follow Christ and can go to the celestial kingdom now.

Missionary work is a big deal peoples.

2 Nephi 2:

6 Wherefore, redemption cometh in and through the Holy Messiah; for he is full of grace and truth. 7 Behold, he offereth himself a sacrifice for sin, to answer the ends of the law, unto all those who have a broken heart and a contrite spirit; and unto none else can the ends of the law be answered. 8 Wherefore, how great the importance to make these things known unto the inhabitants of the earth, that they may know that there is no flesh that can dwell in the presence of God, save it be through the merits, and mercy, and grace of the Holy Messiah, who layeth down his life according to the flesh, and taketh it again by the power of the Spirit, that he may bring to pass the resurrection of the dead, being the first that should rise.

Brent was baptized Saturday morning, then Saturday evening, we went to the adult session of stake conference. It was all about how we can improve teaching. At one point, they showed a video about it and then invited Sister Hill and I and some other members of our branch to go up and talk about it. A little stressful, but way cool.

At the end of stake conference, they announced that all the full-time missionaries would go up and sing Called to Serve. Sister Hill and I looked and each other and both agreed that "Cool. Everyone knows Called to Serve and they just impromptu decided to have the missionaries go up and sing it. No big deal." Well, they called the missionaries up, and as we were lining up to sing, the director commented "Oh. We have more this time." That should have been our first indicator something was off. The pianist started her intro and the director turned to the Elders and brought them in for the first verse. I thought to myself, "Oh woops. They probably practiced this before. That's ok. I've been in choir and I know how to follow the director. I'll come in when she says." The Elders finished their verse of Called to Serve and the director turned to the sisters for what Sister Hill and I assumed would be the second verse of Called to Serve. To our utter horror, the other sisters started singing We Are All Enlisted. Not even the first verse. I could have sung the first verse. They sang the third verse. NO ONE KNOWS THE THIRD VERSE. Sister Hill and I spent the entire verse trying to mouth whatever words the director was mouthing to us while trying not to laugh hysterically. I had a sister in the branch comment later that she appreciated how I "sang with a smile the whole time." To top it all off, Sister Hill and I were standing right in the front and center, so the whole stake had a perfect view of our attempt to sing We Are All Enlisted. It eventually got to the chorus and then we all sang the second verse of Called to Serve together. After the closing prayer, Sister Hill and I made sure to sheepishly shuffle away from the center before we laughed to our hearts' content. 🙈

I had to have a sick day yesterday cause I have a cough that's kickin my butt, but lots of napping yesterday has definitely helped haha

Keep prayin hard. Keep lovin your neighbors. Keep the faith. God's smarter than we could even imagine and he knows perfectly what's up.

Peace and blessings ✌❤️

Sister Hepworth

P.S. We inherited a phone because our old one kept shorting out and randomly calling people. The phone isn't "new" but new to us, and we inherited some jammin recordings made by previous Elders. The one we enjoy the most is entitled "Killing Zombies" Here's just a llittle sampler of it's lyrics:

*insert attempt to beatbox/guitar riff* "We're off to preach the gospel. Pass out Book of Mormons and pass-along cards. We're doin' all the work that we must do. Oh yeah. Uh huh. And then, we're killin' zomibies. *insert another attempt to beatbox/guitar riff*

Two and a half minutes of awesomeness.

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