We started the day by attending the baptism of a young girl in the Beneva Branch. This is the daughter of an inactive member who the missionaries recently found. Hopefully the mother will continue to return to activity.
Although it is a Spanish-speaking branch, the girl prefers speaking English. This is the case for all of the youth in the Spanish-speaking branches. The adults prefer to speak Spanish, but the youth prefer English.
We then attended the University Park Ward. Since we have started attending there more regularly, we are beginning to become acquainted with some of the ward members. As is typical, there are a few strong families who do much of the work in the ward.
Bishop Leedom asked us to visit an inactive sister to give her some Christmas gifts from the ward, some gift cards. The sister was active at one time but has not been involved with the Church for about 10 years. She has two children living at home, neither of whom have been baptized. She is in the process of divorcing her husband (they were married in the temple) and has just recently started working after being out of work for several weeks. It has been a challenge for her. We will continue to visit her periodically.