Hola mis queridos,
Where to even begin. First, Walter was baptized and confirmed as a memeber of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints. It was going to be at the beach but the day of his baptism we woke up and tons of members called us saying that the ocean is dangerous and the waves are huge red flag type of weather. I didnt believe it but we called walter and he was already at the beach and told us ya it wont work out. All i could think of was that Satan knows when someone wants to be baptized in the ocean haha So he asked us to do it in the AGUADITA hah it is like a pool with a porthole to the ocean it is actually really cool. So at first i was super nervous because it is a saturday and there were some randoms. But we started the reunion and it was beautiful, then when it was time to get in the pool we asked the strangers if they could please get out for a minute. It was a little awkward cause there were 2 that DID NOT want to get out. But i asked them one more time with lots of love and they climbed out haah. It was kinda funny because it was just a bunch of people around the pool but once the member began the ordinance EVERYONE just got super quiet and the spirit was super strong. After the peeps were clapping and a few were asking about the church it was a great experience. Walter looked so so happy the whole day and he was able to have his 3 children be there. The part that makes me the most happy is that he truly is happy. Joy is an eternal happiness. The baptism was a spiritual experience but there was many more in the teaching that were even more powerful for me. We saw his mother who is less actice the night before and she just goes THANK YOU SO MUCH. she went on for 15 minutes but the coolest thing she said is that she wants walter to help her understand the book of mormon and than now she has somebody to help support her pray. The gospel is for families. i know that is true!
TENDER MOMENT OF THE WEEK: We were teaching of ayuno and tithing to a convert who is definitely the poorest person that i have taught this far in the mission and she said, i have never done this, but i want to help the poor and i will do this every month. I just had tears in my eyes and told her that she would be blessed with a mansion in heaven as she continues faithful to these commandments. It was such a beautiful experience. ahhh i love teaching
On wednesday i was just thinking while walking to an appointment that i truly have never been happier, i am so happy just working hard. This last weeek we taught the most lessons we have ever had and we just doing so well together focused and working and just having such a good time doing it. I know that this work is the most important and that it truly brings the most satisfaccion (Preach My Gospel) for realz
Things politically are the same there are police in the entrances of the place because the farmers are not giving up the mine business. The saddest part for me is that the members are there without food because no trucks can come in and stuff so the ward fasted for all those in the curva and stuff.
cant wait to see your beautiful faces in t - 6 días!!!