Sister Decker also told us that it has been their assignment to attend church services at Ft. Jackson...an Army Base located in the area. She said they help with the baptisms every Sunday. I was kind of surprised when she told us that there have been very few Sundays while they've been on their mission when there has not been a baptism! She said this assignment has been the highlight of their mission. They call it a "perk for all the hard work."
Since Jack is retired military (a lieutenant colonel in the Army National Guard), he was very interested to know that there are several military bases in and around Columbia. We had already planned to take advantage of the commissary back there. But to hear that we may also be assigned to attend church on base, really excites him - and me! :o)