Different in age, and circumstances, but their hearts are knit together in love by the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ
This sweet Sister had lost her husband a week previous to her baptism. He had only been very sick when the missionaries knocked on her door. She said,"I knew you would come." I had been praying for someone to help me.
Sheila and her best Friend( new member). Sheila's friend had just been baptized. She didn't know anyone at church yet. Sheila wanted to be a good friend and go to church with her until she made some new friends. The spirit worked in her heart each week until she wanted to know more. President helped teach her one night during the time she was praying to get her answer about being baptized. After a spirit filled lesson, President committed her to pray about the 21st of March for her baptism. He told Sheila that it was the first day of Spring. She said, "that is my favorite time of year, when everything is fresh and new. President said , "yes, just like you will be when you are baptized. She called him a week later and said that she had gotten her answer and asked him to baptize her. We sang "Whenever I hear the song of a bird," for the opening song at her baptism. Sheila had tears rolling down her cheeks. She said the Spirit bore wittness to her that this truly was "a new beginning"
Elder Duthie, President Woods, Sheila, Elder Smith