Wow. been a while since I sent a nice long email with pics. I’m sorry it’s just that we’ve been super busy and sometimes we really don’t have time to even do the things we want to do on our p days but I’m excited because today I have a little bit of time.
so we had an investigator get married. her name is Imelda. she is so cool. like I said she is old and very sick. she probably won’t be alive for very much longer and she is knows that. but she told the Lord that she only wanted to make it to her baptism. so she got baptized and then confirm during conference weekend because she almost died the day before and so just to make sure she was confirmed in the service. that’s not normal because we usually have to wait until a sacrament meeting but because of the situation we got it done. she didn’t die. she’s actually looking healthier than she did when she got baptized a week ago.
Another investigator, his name is Jorge Rodriguez. we started teaching him and even the first week we taught him he accepted to be baptized. his first baptismal date was the 15th of October but because of amazing progress we moved it up one week to the 8th of October. he is an alcoholic and drug addict and smokes but he stopped it all cold turkey. it was hard and he fell a couple times but he is so strong right now. he cried after he fell and we told him that the Lord doesn’t care as long as he repents and keeps trying. he fell two weeks before his baptism and was convinced that he was not going to be able to get baptized and was fighting with his mom because she had told us that he drank and got drugged but we went and told him that if he would repent with all his heart and not do it again he could get baptized. he cried and even though before we went in there they had been fighting his mom as she heard that he could still get baptized started balling because she was so happy and he was also crying and he stood up and kissed his mom on the cheek and said sorry and said that he was going to work as hard as he could to not fall again. well he made it. he got baptized and all of his family was there. after he got baptized his mom stood up to bear her testimony. she had been a member of 12 years and nobody else in her family are members, she was inactive for the last 3 years and reactivated with her son going to church and said that all 12 years she prayed to let one of her children would make it there with her and be a member. she cried and testified with power that the church is true. after that Jorge got up and was crying. he also testified that the church was true and called us his angels. everyone was crying and the spirit was so strong. BEST BAPTISM ever.
anyways my comp got transferred but I’m gonna send some pics and a video. I have a new comp his name is Elder Soto. he’s one of my good friends and is going to teach me some hymns on the guitar. I’m excited.
Just wanted to finish with my testimony. I know this work is of the Lord. I know that he needed me here. I love it. it’s the best place I could have ever been. The Lord has molded me and changed me a ton. I’m honestly a little scared to get home and in front the world but I feel prepared. I am so very grateful that the Lord called me to come on a mission and I am and will be eternally grateful. The Lord has so many things instore for everyone. search him and you will find yourself. I am striving to Love the Lord... I’m not quite there yet but hope to one day be there. I love you all especially for your support and especially my mom. I know this seems like a finish the mission testimony but I still got a little bit to go and I’m going to give it all I got. I love you all