|Kelson with Elder Rodriguez: His first and only companion so far!|
I quoted like the first ten minutes of the Nauvoo Pageant this morning so I thought I'd start out my weekly like that :D How are you all? First of all, thank you all for the sweet emails and letters you are sending me! I never knew how much those meant to a missionary until I was here!
Erika got baptized this week! She is Queztalyn's, David's, and Dulce's Mom! We were so excited for her! On Wednesday we talked to her about being baptized this week and she said she wanted to get baptized, but she still felt like she was missing something. We told her to pray about being baptized and that we'd come back Friday! I was on divisions in our Area with our Zone Leader, Elder Padilla, and so we went to visit her and Queztalyn and she said she still felt she was missing something! We shared a lot of scriptures about getting answers to prayers and what her answer would be like. She didn't really know what she was expecting, so it was hard for her to recognize when she got it. She said she felt peace, one of the fruits of the Spirit! So we testified to her that this was her answer and invited to her to be baptized Sunday! And she said no. She said for sure NEXT Sunday. I told her that there are always two forces working on us, or two voices in our head: one is for good (The Spirit) and one is for bad (the adversary). I asked her to think which voice tells her to get baptized this week and which voice is saying to wait. She then responded confidently, "I'm getting baptized this Sunday!" And yes she did! :)
|Queztalyn, David and their mother, Dulce at her baptism|
On Friday night we had a Ward Family Home Evening (like we do every first Friday of the Month), but this time was more awesome than ever. I don't know if you remember but a member here, Pepe, whose wife is an investigator makes these huge costume/suits of Minions, Iron Man, etc, so he let us use a Batman Minion costume for the FHE games! My comp was inside and he was there leading all the games and everyone had a great time!
I also met a semi-famous Luchador (that's what they tell me...) named Octagoncito. I guess all the really famous Luchadors have like a midget version and he is the smaller version of Octagon. We walked in to visit Pepe and his wife and we shook Octagoncito's hand as he was leaving and I had no idea! Haha, pretty great :)
|Octagoncito: A famous Mexican Luchador. Seen Nacho Libre? Nuff Said :)|
This week has been absolutely fantastic. Today I got to eat a Krispy Kreme donut and CARLS JUNIOR! I about died. SOOO good! The weeks really do go so fast out here on the mission. I love you all so much and hope you are all doing well and staying happy and healthy!