A Truly Miraculous Baptism!

Elder Skyler Rushton Studying Scriptures

Elder Skyler Rushton studying.

So we had a baptism yesterday!  So his story goes something like this: He watches South Park and The Book Of Mormon Musical and thinks, “Is this was Mormons really believe?” Then, he goes on Mormon.org, sees a tab that says, “Request a free book” clicks on it, types “I want to become a Mormon” in the comments section and sends all of his information in to Church Headquarters! Then, Elder Bennett and I knock on his door and ask if we can come in. Then he said,”Uh sure, I guess so!” and let us in. So we taught him about the Book of Mormon and invited him to be baptized! He told us later that he was completely not expecting that ha-ha, but he said yes! So our next lesson with him, we taught him the Law of Chastity and the Word of Wisdom. He asked a few dumb questions that he found online (For example, “Does your magic underwear make you fly?”), but other than that, he was golden! Then we handed him off to the YSA and two and half weeks later, he was baptized! So we went to his baptism yesterday and two others were baptized with him! A recent convert of three weeks baptized him, so that was like the cherry on top! To sum everything up, this church must be true if something like South Park or a Broadway musical can get people to join ha-ha.

So apart from his baptism, this week was also super miraculous in other regards! We found 32 new investigators this week and set eight baptismal dates on the street! We also took a member out finding with us! He was hit by a car at four years old so he has some handicaps, but he followed us around on his little scooter while we talked to people downtown! We had him bear his testimony on simple things like going to church while we got people’s information. We found six people in an hour and set one date! It was sweet!

I met one of my favorite people we met this week…. He is a nerd, and he loves it haha! We talked to him downtown and I asked him what he was up too and he said, “Well, I’m looking for things to put in my nerd cave that repels women. That way, I never have to get married, and I never have to grow up!.” Haha, classic. He also said, “I hit rock bottom when I ended up working at McDonald’s.” Hahaha, super funny guy!

I made an investigator, a promise that if he never smoked pot again, I wouldn’t drink apple juice (which I drink ALOT of!) again on my mission, but he slipped up so I’m in the clear! I got to talk to Sister Tilleman (mission mom) and her son Dan Tilleman at the baptism yesterday and they are so cool. I’m going to miss them a lot when they leave the first week of July. I also found out that she and President Tilleman got married when she was 18 and he was 26! Crazy!

Well there were a lot of other miracles that happened this week, but I hope you enjoyed the few that I shared with you! The Lord truly did bless us this week and I am so glad that I have been able to be part of this work! The Gospel is true; you can. Not. Debate that. You can bash with people all day about the trinity, their idea of grace, or the priesthood– but the gospel is so true that no one can debate it. And one last thing to make clear this week, the Trinity is not true. If you have questions about that, read this talk and get back to me:


God the Father, His Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost are three separate, distinct personages. I leave that with you this week, and I hope you all have a wonderful week! Love you all!!

–Elder Rushton The Third


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Skyler has been home this long-

  • Skyler has been home for:
    5 years, 2 months, 26 days, 9 hours, 29 minutes, 32 seconds ago