Saturday, August 1, 2009

Stacey's Baptism

Oh, Happy Day!
Stacey was baptized on August 1, 2009 in Tempe.
Stacey's conversion story is amazing. She worked as a burn tech at Maricopa County Hospital last August 16th when Christian and Stephanie were transported there after their plane accident. Stacey was impressed with the family love and support that she witnessed on behalf of C & S. Curt would visit with her when he would go to the hospital and they would have many discussions on what she was feeling, seeing and the beliefs that we all shared as members of the church. She eventually came to our ward and then took the first discussion. Her life got complicated and we lost touch for several months. Then, just a month ago, she called Curt and said she needed to talk. She agreed to once again have the missionary discussions. After a chance meeting with the Tempe Mission President in Fiesta Mall, (we live in the Mesa Mission) Curt explained to him the situation of wanting to teach Stacey in our home, but that we lived outside of his mission. He quickly gave his permission for his missionaries to travel outside of their mission to our home and give Stacey the first discussion. The subsequent discussions were then taught in the home of Stacey's new bishop. She has been lovingly welcomed into her new ward in Tempe and we feel very honored and to have been a part of her special day. Curt and Stacey...

The Tempe Elders who taught Stacey the missionary lessons...


We missed Haley and Cassidy who were at Girl's Camp and Tia who had work, but it was a special day, nonetheless.
Just a side note to make this story come full circle: We received the text from Stacey saying she was going to be baptized while we were in Provo. At the very moment we received this news, we were visiting Christian and Stephanie in their home.
Stephanie immediately texted Stacey back with her love and congratulations.
Conincidence? I think not...
Stacey looks forward to the day when she can personally visit with Christian and Stephanie and thank them for their example and support.
Stay tuned...


6 comments:

clark family said...

How great is that?? It was great to meet Stacey at Sunday dinner -- she is a darling girl.
Also, loved hearing about your trip. Good job to Clark for running!

Elizabeth said...

Great story! I want to know if the mission pres was wearing his name tag at Fiesta Mall or if Curt just struck up a conversation with "some guy". After your trip to AZ I vowed I would be more like Curt - uninhibited and friendly everyone. Thanks for sharing!

Suz said...

Steph told me about this when we saw her... it is quite a story... I wish Stephanie could remember more of it, though I understand Bish Brown did fill her in on quite a lot... Amazing story... with huge purpose.

Jen Olson Brown said...

What an incredible opportunity to see the hand of the Lord first hand! You guys are such dear examples! We love you!

Barbie said...

I love it. It was neat to see her in church last month. Why are we ever in awe at what the hand of the Lord can accomplish. I am so happy(envious) that you guys had this wonderful experience.

JuDene said...

What an awesome story! I remember hearing about her being interested long ago but never knew what happened! Now I know the rest of the story!