"Behold, I am a disciple of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I have been called of him to declare his word among his people, that they might have everlasting life." . . . . .
3 Nephi 5:13 in
The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ
Monday, May 18, 2015
Ba, Ba Baptism!!
BAPTSIMS! What, what, what ... what a wonderful day!
Por Fin! (At last!)
Another week come and gone!
Time’s flying by so fast! I’m
almost half way done being a dad (senior companion) and I just can’t believe
it! We’ve had a ton of success this
week with a ton of powerful lessons and yesterday (Sunday), the baptism of
Pedro and Sacnite! Oh man, we are just doing
so swell. I’m loving it so, so much!
This week we “got destroyed with rain” as my comp likes to
say it! It rained every day and it was
very refreshing! I love the rain! In reality it just smears all the trash and
grossness around, but I like to think of it as like, hey this place isn’t as
dirty as it used to be! We have 3 or 4
investigators progressing really well right now and lessons that are wow so
good. Sooooo good that we got tears
fallin’ and all! Also, we started
teaching a family of a mom, dad and 3 daughters and they own a taqueria, and so
after we teach them they give us free tacos and wowwie, wow, wow I sure do love
Pedro and Sacnite were baptized on Sunday and it was so cool
to baptize a family!!! They don’t have
kids yet, but man, still a family. I
baptized Sacnite and my comp baptized Pedro!
It was so great to have both of us be able to baptize! We had a ton of support from the ward and the
service was one of the best I’ve ever seen! And the water was a solid lukewarm, so I can’t
even complain! These past few weeks I’ve
learned a lot about keeping the end in mind.
That’s hard to do, not something I like to do really, but with this
situation at hand I absolutely love it!
The thought that I can go to the Temple sealing of Pédro and Sacnite in
a year from today makes me just about the happiest person in the whole wide
world! Also this week I’ve been studying
in the Book of Alma a lot and just like how it talks in Alma 29 verse 10, I can
see so much more of the blessings in my own life and I watch people like Pedro
and Sacnite make these covenants con (with) God! It’s truly spectacular and I really am so,
so blessed. The mission’s the best.
Also this week we bought a house plant to help liven up the
place! I figure the Spirit will be more
present if we have more life in that small little casa of ours!
This morning we got up super early and hiked a hill that
overlooks the city! It’s huge – not the
hill – the city! We were able to see the
sunrise and it was so beautiful! For the
first time in 4 months I was able to walk on actual dirt, with trees around me
and life and not cement ... I am one happy boy! In order to get to the hill we took a bus
for a long time and then we fit 7 people in a tiny taxi. With this I was on Elder Marsh’s lap in the
front seat and there’s a lot of speed bumps here and man that was one of the
worst car rides of my life! But hey, we
totally saved on $!
We don’t have any baptisms planned for this week, but
Hermana Fernanda should be coming up in about 3 Saturdays from now! Super stoked for the work! I love seeing the change that comes from this