This weekend was great. The city of Show Low had its annual "Show Low Days" fair. There are vendors, food, rides (kinda), and music. It’s pretty neat. We (we = us plus 6 other Elders and 4 Sisters) were asked to be volunteers to help with setup, moving things and lifting things, etc. We began at 6 AM on Friday with setting things up and helping the vendors. As it neared time to open (12 noon) we overheard that there were booth plots that had been left vacant. We quickly seized the opportunity and secured ourselves a booth plot for the missionaries. As fast as we could, we got all the things we needed to hastily put together a booth: tables, chairs, a canopy, whiteboards, supplies, pictures, etc. The first day we were there was not well organized, as you can imagine, but we had better plans for the second day to make it look better (less crowded). The first day basically looked like a table with innumerable copies of the Book of Mormon (if one could count the sands upon the seashore) and an equal number of missionaries behind the books sitting in chairs. Not effective by any means. Day two was much better. Only 2 missionaries at a time, fewer things on the table, and it worked much better.
Also on Saturday, Barry got baptized. It was a wonderful meeting. Many friends were in attendance from the wards he has lived in and were very happy for him. Great testimonies were shared, wonderful music was sung, and the spirit was present and seemed to be felt by all. Before the service began, the stake president turned around and asked us if President Sweeney was coming. We replied that we had not heard anything about that and that we had not directly invited him. To which our dear stake president told us that he had invited President and Sister Sweeney. At that very moment, in walked President and Sister Sweeney. I was so happy that they came. They always bring the spirit with them in great measure.
And about us getting back to work, yeah that isn't true anymore because now I am ill. Hopefully, it won't be as long. But at least we had a good weekend.
Love you all,