So funny story....I think it was on Thursday. Hermana Bumstead and I were walking to the temple booth for the Provo City Center temple. Our shift started at 10 and we left the house around 9:15 to have time to walk. A lady stopped and offered us a ride and we took it because it was super cold. So we were like 30 minutes early to the temple booth. O and the temple booth used to be a canopy outside and now they built a legit booth for us. Its like a little house and they are putting a TV inside and pictures. So its going to be like a little visitor center. So we saw that there were some people in the temple booth and we just thought they were people working on it but we walked in and we saw President McCune there and that's the last person we thought we would see there haha. He was like Hey Sister Garces and Sister Bumstead we were just talking about you. He was in there with a stake President getting a picture. So yeah the whole situation was funny because we walked in looking so cold and just not expecting to see our mission president in there haha.
So Saturday was a super busy day for us. We had a baptism for Hannah and it was our ward Christmas party. Unfortunately not many people came to her baptism. It was such a busy day and a lot of members were busy with the Christmas party. Her family was there, the primary president, the Bishop, our ward mission leader, and our zone leaders came to support us. And people that were supposed to give the prayers, lead music, and play piano didn't show up so we were a little frustrated. It ended up being a really spiritual baptism though. Hannah looked so happy and her family looked so happy. Hannah wanted Hermana Bumstead to give the talk on Baptism and she wanted me to give a talk on the Holy Ghost. So I gave a talk on the Holy Ghost in Spanish, only my second talk in spanish haha. It went really well and I just focused on Hannah and looked at her and told her how much the Holy Ghost can help her in her life and that Heavenly Father is super happy with her decision to be baptized. After her baptism we asked how she felt and she said I feel so good, I felt so clean coming out of the water and she gave a big hug. Despite not many people showing up what mattered most was that she was happy and could feel the spirit and she did.
So I am about out of time! Thanks for all the love and support!
Family- I can't wait to talk to all for Christmas!!
Shout out to Elder Hodges- I saw your brother this week at the mission office, he was dropping off Christmas presents for you! Such a small world in the Utah Provo Mission haha
Love you all!!