Thursday, February 26, 2009

A Good Feeling

A little earlier this month a neat thing happened. A person very special to me went to the temple for the first time and received her endowment. Her name is Tanya Kapustina. She was one of the last people I baptized on my mission in Yekaterinburg, Russia.

This is Tanya right before I baptized her.

This is Tanya in the MTC with me and Melissa right before she went to the Temple.

The neatest thing for me though however was that she asked Melissa to be her escort in the Temple. It is such a gratifying feeling to not only see the fruits of my labor but to have my wife take part in it as well. Sister Kapustina(Tanya) is now on a mission in Vladivostock, Russia where she is now influencing other peoples lives. I have such a strong testimony that this is the work of the Lord and that when you touch the life of one person you are really touching the life of hundreds. I think of so many people who have touched my life which makes me want to strive to make everyone around me better than I found them. Thanks to all those who have made me a better person, specifically my parents and Melissa. Love you all!



Scott and Nicole albertson said...

Wow, what a neat experience! Thanks for sharing.

Dean, Andrea, and Tanner said...

I've been waiting for your mid-week post! Ha! This is such a cool story. I'm glad Melissa could participate too. Someday I'd love to be an escort for someone at the temple, but right now I'd just like to be able to go to the temple! I hate living so far from it. I might actually get to go twice next month if I'm REALLY lucky. Does Tanya speak English? Or did she need an interpreter at the temple?

Adrienne said...

that's so cool

The Shields said...

That is such a great story! I love hearing things like that.

Anonymous said...

thats really neat Brandon.....awesome!