Well... I guess I`ve got a lot of stories to tell.
First of all, Elder Suarez and I had a baptism the Saturday before last. It was with one of the investigators that we have had for a while and it was totally awesome. Her name is Mayra. We met her on the street, which really served as a gift from God because it was the only time we have seen her in the street. She accepted a return appointment and we taught her whole family. She is a single mother that lives with her parents who are catholic. Since that day, we have been teaching her family. She got her degree in crimonology but is having difficulty finding a job. Also, she can tell what kind of person you are from your handwriting... we tried it out with Elder Tonks and Elder Suarez.
The Saturday that we baptized Mayra, we also had 6 other baptisms in our district. It was pretty awesome. I ended up preforming the ordinance for one of the investigators of Elder Tonks and Elder Mendoza. It was a little weird because she is taller than most of the Mexicans here and it is the second baptism I've ever done. I actually almost hit her head on the side of the wall and I almost dropped her when she was coming out of the water because she lifted her legs up.
Needless to say, I got some tips from Elder Tonks afterward so that won't happen again. However, I should emphasize that nothing weird actually happened, it only almost did.
We also had changes and I got to stay here in Roma while my companion left to go to Amalucan. My new companion is Elder Mendoza who was in our ward, but in the other area. They also closed the other area and opened it up with two sister missionaries. However, in a strange turn of events, they put Hermana Lawson (Chanel) in the other area of our ward as a trainer. At least I ended up with two people that I know in the ward. But seriously, it is pretty cool and Elder Mendoza and I get along pretty well.
It was also a little sad to see Elder Tonks head back home after becoming friends, but I hope to see him again later.
During this week, we had a lesson with an investigator who is super excited to be baptized and learn and everything. Her husband is a less active member and they are going through a bit of a rough patch right now financially. We challenged her to prepare to be baptized on August 30th and she suddenly became excited. She told us that that was her birthday. So now she is really looking forward to that, just like we are.
Have a great Week!
|Photo with Mayra|
|Last photo as a district before changes|
|Last photo as missionaries in the ward.|
|Photo with all the people getting baptized|
|On our way to a fireside with the mission president|
when the taxi driver said he had to change the tire.
Elder Tonks, now at home, is the one smiling in the photo.