Thursday, April 16, 2015

April 13 letters

So this week we had a really awesome and giant marriage and baptism. We had three families get married and baptized which was really cool. So on Friday we went to the chapel and went crazy trying to prep the chapel for the numerous marriages that there were. We actually had a combined total of 5 with a couple other companionships. It took all day of Friday to prep the chapel and make all five wedding cakes with the help of a member. It was quite the occasion. During the actually ceremony what happened was is that we started in the chapel. The five couples came in one by one with the dads and whatever and then sat down. They each did the pronouncing man and wife thing and the kiss and whatnot in the chapel even though pictures were prohibited. Then we all moved to the cultural hall and had the African traditional wedding. There were so many people there that it was just a massive party which was way awesome. Tons of traditional dancing and singing while the couple signed the marriage papers and kissed again for the cameras. Then there was the cake cutting ceremony also with African singing and dancing. After that we all went and took wedding pictures outside and then transitioned into the baptism. 

The couples changed into baptismal clothes and were soon baptized. It was a wonderful meeting where the spirit was felt and lots of fun was had. I'll send some pictures and I hope I'll be able to get some videos over as well. It was definitely a blessed day. It was a ton of work to prep, have happen and then clean but it was an awesome experience, now I just need to look foreword and make another awesome experience like this happen another time. We are currently prepping another big wedding for May as well so we'll see how that goes. 

the couple on the left, the middle,and the second to right are our couples. 

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