Saturday, February 02, 2008

woke up at 9 to clean the church
dropped Chay off at another church for men's basketball
10 o'clock was the primary valentine activity
Eleven was President Hinckley's funeral
prepared Holy Ghost talk
Gave the talk at the baptism at 5

a little building of the kingdom I'd say

oh and a little heart breaker- the girl who was baptized tonight comes from an inactive family. Her name is Jacee. Her parents really wanted their child to be baptized even though they don't attend church and they drop her off every Sunday for a couple hours so they can shop or whatever- free babysitting-

Well tonight the mother seemed a little touched by the spirit so I went up to her afterwards and asked if Jacee would be coming to church tomorrow with the hopes she would talk in primary about her baptism. She wouldn't even make eye contact with me- treating me like I was an annoying salesman or something. She finally said, "I don't make Jacee go, it is her decision if she wants to go" What? So I asked Jacee if she would speak tomorrow in primary for a few seconds about her baptism. Her hair still wet, "I don't think I want to come tomorrow" I couldn't believe what I was hearing. I then said, "Hey you just made a covenant with the Lord, you need to go to church girl" I sort of smiled when I said it- but I was serious- she just smiled. ok- I just wanted to scream...but I was in the church...and so it didn't seem appropriate.


Tami said...

Weird!! Why get baptized if you don't want to go to church? That seems really strange to me.

Marne said...


We had a Primary activity scheduled for Sat morning too, but they cancelled ours because of the funeral.

The Wright Stuff said...

That is so sad. I'm sure that sadly, that happens more often than we'd like to think.