DIANNE IS GETTING BAPTIZED THIS SATURDAY!!!!! She came back into town this week and she called us. We were on the road and the interpreter told us (for Dianne) that she was considering suicide. She got robbed AGAIN and she was going to be kicked out of her apartment and be homeless. She said she would prefer death than living on the streets again. (Shes done it before.) Dianne did years and years of hard-core drugs. Then, she did 13 years of prison to pay for it, but she has been clean 7 years and never wants to go back. We drove STRAIGHT to her apartment to talk to her. She just sat there and cried. "Wilson, Wilson, I missed you. I miss you so much, I love you." She basically has no family because they all cut her off because of her addictions and the rest of them live in Louisiana. I just held her as she cried and cried. She said she wants to be baptized and we talked about suicide and explained that its not a better option. I had some crackers in the car and I gave them all to her because she only had one can of soup left. Lucky for us, bishop approved her for some church funds, and so everything should work out for her financially.
We had to make sure that she wasn't just taking advantage of the church's money, but she promised the bishop that she would never again ask for help, it was just this one time. She is so excited to get baptized, its all she talks about. We explained the sacrament to her and she said "I know! Thats why I didnt take it on sunday because I get to take it AFTER I am baptized!" Her brain surgery was a success and her seizures have stopped! The only problem is...we cant get her stitches wet. Problem solved: she is going to wear a swimming cap. I am so excited. My 3rd Deaf baptism!! She loves church and she keeps telling us "I will NEVER miss another Sunday! I missed 3 months! I love Jesus!"
Kathy is still doing well, she knows now that Heavenly Father loves her and she is asking questions about baptism. The church is true!!
Love, Sister Wink
P.S. I cut sister sellers hair. Hmm....maybe I should start doing this more often, eh? (it was just a perfectly straight line and then some higher layers for her) With her curly hair, you dont even have to cut straight because it doesnt matter. It was still fun, though.