What a wonderful day for Magdalena Sorto Portillo and Florentino Alvarado Ismalej.
Today they got married and baptized.
June 5, 2010. We drove to Fredericksburg to witness these events. We don't get down to Fredericksburg for Baptisms very often and decided it would be a great day to take the drive and witness one. Maria and Florentino have been taking the lessons. They are a wonderful and very sweet couple. They wanted to be baptized and so needed to be married first
These wonderful Elders Simmons and Brogan. They decorated the room and set up all the table chairs, table clothes, etc. Even an arch for the cake to go under.
Pres. Kulbeth performed the wedding. Even though we could not understand it, since it was in Spanish , we could feel a wonderful spirit. After the wedding was finished the crowd moved into the Relief Society Room for the Baptism.
Elder Simmons baptized Maria and Elder Brogan baptized Florentino. Elder Stewart gave the closing prayer.
Spanish people always celebrate BIG and they followed with a nice reception.