SO lots to tell.
last weekend our branch had 6 baptisms. 2 from each pair of sister missionaries. and they all got baptized in the same baptismal service.
first of all, irma and iliana. irma was so ready to go, she said she just wanted to follow right behind Jesus so that he would take care of her and show her the path to go. thats what she wanted. her sister was a bit more difficult. even after we realized that some of her main concerns were that she thought she couldnt wear makeup or paint her nails or dance and stuff like that. sorry that the sister missionaries are bad examples of beauty and all things normal haha. but we cleared that up. but still she said she wasnt ready. but we took her and her sister to the interview anyway (didnt tell iliana that it was an interview) hna cabrera told her it was just so the elder could see how well we are teaching. i told elder jimenez that she doesnt feel ready but just to talk to her and help clear up whatever other doubts he could. to our surprise, well an answer to our prayers and faith, they came out like an hour later and he said okay shes going be baptized on saturday at 4 and she doesnt want anyone else from the ward there. WHAT miracles. after going to teach her before school and help her and find every last doubt. shes super shy but it all went well!!!
other awesomeness. so alfonso and imelda. i dont know if i got to tell you but basically imelda is now the gospel principles teacher after the branch president has thrown it on her plate the last few weeks. but she did great!!! and she reads the book of mormon out loud to her 4 month old baby all the time!!! and alfonso has a lot of work now which is a blessing but hes all stoked cuz he recently downloaded every app from the church and is a part of all these facebook groups and hes been talking to people on the page about the church!! people that are interested and ask questions!!! what?!?!
ALSO the only person imelda knows is a kid that is paralyzed from the waist down cuz he recently fell off a balcony at work. imelda sent hna pasley and moser, 2 americans, over there to bring up his spirits. turns out he was more than ready and he wanted to be baptized and HE also was baptized that saturday. ON A GIRNEY. hna cabrerea and i had to go to red cross to order an ambulance. first time in my life haha to bring him to the church!! then 4 guys with the priesthood went into the font with him wrapped in white sheets to help push the whole thing under the water!! hes got screws in his back and he cant stay sitting for a long time so he had to be horizontal!! AND IT WORKED after 4 tries but it worked. SO COOL and so spiritual.
so we were a little concerned about manuel cuz he couldnt get baptized with his daughters bc he couldnt stop drinking. but we had a powerful lesson last wednesday and he hasnt done anything to break the word of wisdom since then!! we went over to teach him saturday but they said he wasnt there. they said he came home, got all spiffy, read his book of mormon for a bit then took off. TURNS OUT he went to the priesthood session all by himself!!!! what!??! and his baptism is scheduled for saturday!!!
i can tell you one thing about conference, every missionary let out a sigh of relief when bednar said he wanted to direct his talk to nonmembers cuz we had 5 investigators show up!!! i loved christofferson and all of them really.
AND that the most simple things to do to be strengthened are prayers scripture study the and temple work!! so do it all!! and go see meet the mormons!!!!!!
ALL MY LOVE AS I REACH 11 MONTHS OF SERVICE.
|Irma and Iliana Baptism!|
|Mom that got baptised and her triplets|