We brought two 14 year olds to church last week, and as we taught them this week
with their families everyone accepted! Everyone was really excited to get
baptized this Sunday!
When we showed up to walk with them to church Sunday morning everybody was
super tired and sick, it seems like Satan swept in and gave everybody a nasty
cold. We woke everyone up and encouraged them to go to church even though
they were tired and a little sick. As official representatives of the Savior we
promised them that if they went they would feel better.
We stayed at their house for like half an hour until finally all the kids
piled into a member´s car that lives nearby and went to church. We promised the
mom that we would come back in an hour to pick her up (she wanted to rest a a
little bit more). When everyone got to church they began to feel the spirit and
everyone felt better, but still were unsure about baptism.
We called in another missionary to do the baptismal interviews for everyone and
the interview is always a really spiritual experience, so everyone got
re-excited and the whole family got baptized! Mom, son, and daughter (there´s three more
daughters but they have less than 8 years).
They had two cousins too that wanted to get baptized but their parents wouldn’t
let them, but with yesterday´s experience I think it will happen this next Sunday.
And with a little more teaching with the spirit I’m sure their parents will get
Great week for us, but the zone hasn’t been having very much success so me
and Elder A will do a bunch of splits this week to try to work in a
bunch of different areas and help all of our missionaries baptize someone by
the end of the transfer. It’s a lot of work, and I’m sure I’ll end up spending
a ton of money on the bus, but it will be worth it if we can help all these missionaries
have the baptizing experience also.
Love you all lots!
Don´t have too much fun on your summer break!