Sunday, 19 January 2014

Launceston East Ward welcomes Alison Boon

A miracle quietly took place on the weekend of Saturday 18th January as Alison Boon received the sacred ordinances of baptism and confirmation, and became a member of the Launceston East Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Alison had been a previous investigator some years ago, but for different reasons decided at that time to stop investigating the Church. However, as is so often the case, the seeds of faith had been planted and had quietly started to grow within her heart. When Sisters Hadfield and Vermeulen contacted her in late 2013, she felt it was her time to learn more.

On the day of her baptism, Alison was joined by her mother - whose grandmother had been a Latter-day Saint - and many members of her new ward family. President Walters of the stake presidency presided and Bishop Bailey conducted the service. The baptism was performed by Brother Bob Wotherspoon, ward mission leader.

The Spirit was felt in abundance as members witnessed the baptism and expressed their love and encouragement to Alison. She will be a wonderful addition to the Launceston East Ward family.