Because he spoke to his family, he didn't write much home this week. I asked him if his baptism came through on Friday the 23rd and this is what he wrote:
Yes the baptism did happen :) BUT it was not easy. we went to Deloisas house thursday at like 430 and talked with her a long time about it cuz she was still undecided but after like 2 hours she decided to do it on the day we planned wich was the 23rd. so i called the zone leaders and they came and did an interview with her, and she passed. so then we had to plan a baptism all in one night and in the morning. so we called and invited a ton of members and called the bishop and found the white clothes for her and a whoile bunch other stuff, but we got it all together and friday we met in the church at 430 and there wasnt anyone there, and by the time the baptism started there were only a handful of members. and the bishop wasnt there yet so we couldnt do it, and we called him and he says he has to work, so we called someone from the bishoprick to do it, and they had to get home first from work and then come, so we sat in the sacrament room for like an hour and a half watching the Joy to the world dvd. but he finally got there and we did the baptism. she was super nervous the whole time, but she did it, and then got confirmed on christmas in sacrament mtg. so now theres one more person brought into the fold of Christ. a ton of work, but worth every bit of it.
Thanks for all the gifts! I love and miss you lots
Elder Jared Philpott
He also said that he took lots of picture on Christmas and will send them to us next week.