Monday, April 28, 2014

Yesterday, we had the baptism of Rodrigo, our best investigator! The one who grew up a Jehovah´s Witness, but was looking for more, and he found it! 
It was such a good service.  He was originally supposed to be baptized on the 4th of May, but he is going to be out of town that day, but he was so ready and wanted top be baptized sooner, so we asked permission from the bishop, and we literally planned it, and worked out all the details in one day! It was really a miracle, and we realized that we had only been teaching him for three and a half weeks before he got baptized.  But the whole service was great,  we actually for got to turn the water on and start filling up the font (it takes three hours more or less), we started it only an hour before! we had the faucet running, and a hose from outside, and we were dumping buckets of water in the font...and we had it filled in an hour, which was perfect.  And today is the last day of our cycle, so we go to end our cycle with a baptism. Rodrigo is so spiritual, and he really put in a lot of effort to study and pray and gain a testimony for himself, he really is an inspiration.  And during the whole program he was crying, happy tears :) My companion and I sang How Great Thou Art in Spanish, and I couldn't look at him while we were singing because I would have cried lol.  It was such a blessing a a testimony strengthener that the Lord prepares people to accept the gospel.  Because really, Rodrigo found us, we weren't even looking at the time, he just came up and talked to us, but the Lord put us and him in the right place at the right time.  This really is the work of salvation and I love being a missionary.  Although, we may not see immediate success (such as Rodrigo) all the time, I have hope that we may effect the lives of many people for years to come.  And I invite all of you reading this to share the gospel with someone, even in a small way. Because by small and simple things are great things brought to pass :).  

Rodrigo is the one in the tie, and Mosiah baptized him (he is a member in our ward who just returned from his mission in chile) the others are the elders, a few members from our ward and Hermana Lovell and Hermana Campbell from anther district.  

SO as far as the Skype thing, we are allowed to choose either the 10th or the 11th of may to Skype and we will organize with a member when and where.  So basically we cant organize anything until we know whether or not we will stay in this area...we will find out sometime today if we are staying or not, and then we can next Monday I will let you know the details of what time and what day we can Skype...and I'm assuming we will be using the Skype of a member, so I will have to know your Skype info in order to get a hold of you.  And we get one hour to Skype. I would like to talk to you the most of course, but you can invite others too please, like Grandma and Bapa and Jill, Joelle, or other family members.  Hope you are all doing well and are happy! 

Love you! talk to you next week!

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