Excellent news this week: we had a baptism. Two of our investigators, María Elena and Tonio took a leap of faith and were baptized this last Saturday. This was the first baptism the ward has had for over a year.
Sometimes in our life, we experience something that leaves a profound impact on us. I think this was one of those moments. We struggled a long time to get to this point and i just feel so... connected. At times we can feel closer to our Heavenly Father's prescence and at other times, estranged.
On a bit of a lighter note, before the baptism, the church was out of gas - no gas, no hot water. Our bishop came with us at 6 in the morning to fill it up. Later, when we actually had the baptism, the water was a little bit hotter than usual - about spa temperature.
We didn't explain very well one crucial step of the baptism process to María Elena, so when she was baptized, she forgot to hold her breath and close her mouth so she came out of the water coughing, but we didn't have to do it again thankfully.
Although we are teaching the whole family, only the children were baptized for now because the parents still have to get married. This will be our main focus for this transfer. I know we can do it!
Also we received some startling news. A pair of investigators that we have had since I got here just told us that they aren't married... and one of them still has to get divorced :(. However, we also got news that we are both staying here on transfer more, so we will also focus on this.
Have a superb week and make sure to keep hope even in the darkest situations.
|My companion and I |
with María Elena and Tonio
|My companion on the roof of the chapel... |
we had to check the gas.