Saturday afternoon there were a couple of baptisms scheduled and we chose to go to Stafford. We have driven there a couple of times and it usually takes about 25 minutes. We had been warned that the traffic is quite amazing on weekends as people head south to the beach. Oh My.
It took us 2 1/2 hours and we went an average of 6 miles in an hour. But it was worth the drive.
Luckily the baptism started half an hour late and we were able to attend the baptism of Mark LeFebure. This is an incredible young man. President Albright had come down one day last week to participate in one of his missionary lessons and so had met him before. His father is a martial arts teacher of some kind. Through these lessons he had met an LDS young man named Brandon Roller who introduced him to the gospel. The Roller family friend-shipped Mark and he took the lessons in their home. His own parents and sister attended the baptism also. It is always wonderful to see supportive family. Hopefully they will become interested also. Elders Shattuck and Beal were the missionaries involved and were the witnesses for the baptism. Elder Shattuck also gave the talk on the Holy Ghost. I was very touched by his words. He had a beautiful spirit as he spoke. Elder Beal offered the closing prayer. President Albright gave some closing remarks and always says just the right thing. It was another touching experience. I'm sure we will never tire of witnessing these remarkable events.
The Elders had invited an investigator to the baptism also. He is in one of the pictures. His name is Yam and hopefully he will be baptized soon.