Love the past but let your heart reside in the future.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
The Petrobunk Is On Fire
Another baptism Sunday and this one had an extra dose of excitement. There is a gas station next door, RIGHT next door and cars drive along the outside wall of our chapel and then stop at the pumps. We always use this place as a landmark to tell auto drivers where we want to go. Church had just ended and we were preparing for the baptism when there was a call down the hall that the petrobunk was on fire. We had to leave the building.
Outside we learned that a motorcycle was blazing right next to a pump and right over the underground tank. It seemed that the whole world was watching. Finally two very intelligent guys lassoed the vehicle and quickly drug it into the street and saved the petrobunk and all the curious bystanders.
Our young man ready to take baptism was happy and excited and full of good humor. After we were safely back in the building he said that he thought that baptism by immersion was first not the baptism by fire. His brother has plans to be baptised in September.
You wouldn't often see Elder McKinley dressed like this in fact this is a first since we have been in India. He makes sure that the young elders or men here in the branch have this opportunity.
“I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded, for I know that the Lord giveth no commandments unto the children of men, save he shall prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them.” 1 Nephi 3:7
“All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the Lord: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.” Psalms 22:27