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Monday, November 21, 2016

November 21, 2016 It's a Piece of Cake!

Kære Familie,

What a great week this was! The weather warmed up a bit so no more snow. Definitely the highlight of the week was M---'s baptism on Saturday. You guys, it was so great! Everything just went perfect. I was blessed to be the one to baptize her and the next day Elder Gardner confirmed her. M--- is a really great example to me and basically everyone that knows her. She has wanted this for a really long time and it was so great to be one of the missionaries to help her make this step! 

She made maybe the coolest cake of all time for the baptism too. I'll send a pic! M--- is the mom of 4 kids under 6 years old. Right after she was baptized and we changed clothes she stood up and bore her testimony. I was sitting with two of her kids in the front row and they went wild as soon as mom went up to the stand. So there I was, a lone awkward missionary not knowing how to handle kids haha :) At the end of her testimony she made this comment, "You aren't baptized just to be blessed but to be a blessing." What wise words. That is the magic of the Gospel when people stop sitting back waiting for blessings, but instead stand up and help others. That's what the baptismal covenant is all about! M--- has taught us a bunch. We are so lucky to be her missionaries! One cool highlight from teaching her was that we covered all the commandments in one marathon lesson, so epic. Saturday night we went over to her house for dinner and ate a fantastic Danish Christmas meal! I'm so excited for Christmas again!

Missions are great! We had another awesome lesson this week where we found out that one of our investigators has kept the Word of Wisdom her whole life. Finding someone that on their own doesn't drink alcohol, coffee, or tea and doesn't smoke is very very rare! She is great. I think in the next few months she will also be baptized! Fredericia is cruising. President O'bryant visited our ward last Sunday and made a bunch of jokes about one of us being transferred or staying together or both moving just to keep us on our toes haha. He's a funny man!

Have fun with Thanksgiving! Eat lots! Thanks for all your prayers and tell the family I say hi! I love you! You should probably stop watching scary movies, it doesn't seem like you can handle it ;)

Ældste McBride 

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