The bad news: our investigator who was supposed to get baptized this week didn’t. Nor did she come to church. And she is no longer responding to our calls/texts. We are ensuing the cookie baking campaign to see if we can help ease her stress and win her parents over to our way of thinking, i.e. “we are not a cult and we just want your daughter to have eternal joy and eat delicious cookies which you can’t make because you are a typical Korean and have no oven.” I’ll let you know how that goes.
The good news: our Vietnamese investigator accepted a baptismal date!!! The 27th of May!!!! She said that she needs baptism because she is sad and wants to be happy. Ah, I love her so much! I need to study Vietnamese harder so I can help her more. But she is praying and reading the Book of Mormon and coming to church. She is so great!
The bad news?: our Vietnamese investigator might not be able to get baptized because there is a possibility that her family opposes. The greatest opposition is coming from her sister-in-law who referred her to us; who is a member. She didnt’ seem happy that we had extended a baptismal commitment without first discussing it with her. Like she was mad mad. She said, “We’ll have to discuss this as a family.” And then walked away. What?! We thought you wanted her to enjoy the blessings of the gospel? Isn’t that why you referred her to us? She wants to get baptized! I don’t care if you think it is too soon! If the family, particularly the part of the family that is members, effectively stops or delays the baptism, I will probably ask to be transferred because I will be so, SO mad that I might not be a very peacable follower of Christ. And I might go a little cray-cray on that family and revert back to pre-mission Juh-ne-sah from the hood and tell them what I think. Which wouldn’t really help anyone with anything. So, let’s just pray that they allow her to get baptized.
On that not-super-spiritual note, I love you all and I pray for you daily, my dear family and friends. Thank you for your support and encouragement!