Saturday, August 28, 2010


Brother and Sister Lin, Meng Yi at his baptism on August 27, 2010. We, along with other missionaries had the wonderful experience of teaching him, an educated man who is very fluent in English. His wife was a member for 35 years and his son and daughter were both returned missionaries and both married other returned missionaries. This was a long-awaited blessing in their lives. Elder Greene was asked to speak at the baptismal service and after being baptized by his son Nelson, Brother Lin was invited to speak and bear his testimony. He spoke at length about his resistance to the gospel for 35 years and what brought about his conversion. He was very humble and his experience of finding peace through the teachings of the Book of Mormon was touching and brought tears to many eyes and even a little laughter at times. Many photos were taken after the baptism and then all enjoyed some wonderful food: beautiful cakes, fruit, and all sorts of treats.

The Lin family with daughter Annie and husband Riley on the left, son Nelson (right) and wife Crystal (kneeling) with Sister Lin's mother and 5 grandchildren. Missionaries-Elder Cocke and Elder Petters in the back with the Greenes.
Many family, friends and ward members attending the baptism
and sharing in the joy of the occasion.

The Lins surprised us with a beautifully decorated anniversary cake!

The picture simply does not do this beautiful cake justice!
What a wonderful way to celebrate our anniversary!
"And if it so be that you should labor all your days . . . . . and bring, save it be one soul unto me, how great shall be your joy with him in the kingdom of my Father!" Doctrine and Covenants 18:15

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