So something I wouldn't have thought of, but realized after there were several failed attempts to baptize: It's hard to immerse with the level of water constantly changing! After the eighth prayer for the first baptizee, Craig waited for the wave, got all the air out of the guy's jumpsuit, and THEN baptized, rather than going under water right after the prayer, which never seemed to coincide with the wave. Just a hint in case any of you get this amazing opportunity! The other people were all immersed on the first try - some with Craig emulating Alma by going under himself with the person getting baptized!
This, of course, couldn't have happened without four dedicated, adorable Sister Missionaries who walk every day on incredibly uneven cobblestone streets and live far away from any other Missionaries. My love and admiration for hard-working, committed Missionaries is impossible for me to explain.
|Street view of the Chapel|
|Courtyard of Chapel - Saints gathering|
|The walk to the beach|
|We had the beach all to ourselves!|
|Angel Missionaries and New Members|
S. Figuerdo (Brazilian), S. Hoggard (PA), Alexandro,
Family Costa, Victor, S. Meiss (Tx), S. Gauna (Argentina)
|Checking conditions - water was WARM!|
(Sorry, but notice the awesome sand!)
Didn't the witness on the right know my
pictures would turn out better if he had
worn a white shirt? :)
|They had to go out pretty far!|
|This is zoomed up|
|Magical, or what?|
|Hope this doesn't detract, but had to throw it in!|
Truly, an amazing day that I am sure we will never forget!
Our love to all!