With that said, I am so excited to tell you the story of Anthony's baptism. Anthony is the young man that has been taking the missionary discussions at our home. Anthony decided that his 19th birthday was the day that he was going to get baptized!
Elder Holgrem, Andrew and Anthony.
Elder Holgrem was one of the original missionaries that taught Anthony. He was transferred about a week and a half before Anthony's baptism but he was able to come to the baptism and he was asked to be a witness with Brian. We loved Elder Holgrem because he was from Sweden and he was very buff. He loved the cold and was always wearing short sleeve shirts in which we could see he bulging muscles. Anthony and I would always tease him to flex. Haha! Great guy!
Sunday, Brian confirmed Anthony and blessed him with the gift of the Holy Ghost. He was also ordained a Priest and received the Aaronic Priesthood. He asked the Bishop to meet with him after church to get a temple recommend to do Baptisms for the Dead and also a recommend for his Patriarchal Blessing. Yes, he is going fast and furious, but like I said, he is a very special spirit and he is SSSOOOO ready for all of this. The Bishop also asked him to bless the sacrament next week and have Anthony and Brian talk about this missionary experience. I am so excited to hear them speak!!