This was one of the craziest weeks of my mission. We started off the week with the news that my comp was going to be training a new missionary. Neither one of us would have changes. So my comp is training and I am still his comp. We are working in a trio right now. So that makes things a little difficult. Plus one of the zone leaders has been sick so I have been working in the area of the zone leaders all week long. I really don't know what happened during the week with my area. I am a little frustrated about that but the best news came this weekend. We ended up having 6 baptisms this weekend!!!
The first two were on Saturday night. They were A and his mom P. A had been investigating the church for 6 months and was just waiting for his mom to give him permission to be baptized. The mom said no. So we decided to work a lot with his mom P. She received her answer fast but she had the fear of being baptized so fast. We worked hard with her and on Thursday she decided to get baptized this Saturday. We had the baptism of A and his mom. It was an amazing experience. Everyone was so happy. P was so happy that we were able to help her get over her fear. So that was Saturday.
On Sunday we had 4 baptisms. We had the baptisms of F, R, A, and M. F was a reference that we received from another ward. She quickly got baptized and is already working to help get her whole family to the church. Yesterday she brought her grandkids to church and it looks like she is going to bring them next week too. R, A, and M are references that we received from a recent convert. They are amazing. I talked a little about R last week. His baptism was super powerful. He was crying so hard after his baptism. He really felt the spirit super strong. A knew the church was true after the first lesson. He told his family he was getting baptized and there was no stopping him. The best story was M. She really liked the church but had never received her answer. She was really struggling with the decision to be baptized. She didn't want to get left out of the group, so she decided to join everyone in the baptism. After the baptism, she came to me crying and said that in this moment she received her answer and knew without a doubt that the church was true. It was a powerful experience to see all these people change their lives.
After the baptisms we had a lot of members come and thank us for all the hard work that we have been doing here in this area. It was really nice to see that the members are noticing all the work that we are doing here in this area. A sister here told me that we were the most powerful missionaries that she has seen in a while. I had been thinking a lot about what she said and really we haven't done anything. Every baptism that I have had here was a reference from a member. We haven't knocked a single door. The members here are the ones that are sharing the gospel and we are the ones that just invite them to baptism. It is really cool to see how we are working here and see all the success that we are having. It is actually really fun.
I am doing great. A little exhausted. This week was a crazy one. I am still working hard and having fun. It seems like things are going good at home. Kylie is running for president and that doesn't surprise me. Kendal needs to just relax with the spanish. It is really hard to speak spanish when you are stressed out. Plus she needs to stay away from the boys. It sounds like mom is keeping dad busy. That's good. So things seem good at home.
Well I love you guys and miss you guys a lot. Crazy to think that I already have 13 months done!! Time flies bye!! Have a great week and don't do anything stupid.
|A is with his mom, P.|
F is the lady and A is the tallest one with the beard.
R is the short one with the red hair and M is the girl.
M is the friend that baptized them and brought them to church.
|Our newest comp - Elder G.|
|We went to the Temple.|