The 2nd Elder Beckstrand out right now is Jacob! Before he left for the MTC this last Wednesday he was able to work in the Baptistery at our temple on Thursday's. So my girls made it a priority to go each Thursday so he could baptize them. The last day Shayne had to work but since the Johnson's were in town for reunion we took them and Emma. It was Emma's first time doing baptisms for the dead. It was really neat. I dropped them all off and went upstairs to meet up with Elaine and Debra to do more temple work and as soon as we were done I went back to get the teenagers and they were just getting out. Perfect timing. Here is a picture of Jaden, Austin, Bryce, Chase, Sophie and Emma outside the temple.
I am so glad Jacob is such a good example to his cousins. He was set apart Tuesday night and they left Wed. morning to drop him off at the MTC. I am positive that the people of Japan will love him as much as we do. Jacob will be an amazing missionary and we look forward to hearing all about it.