How are you all?? Dad, I was dying when I saw the colorful trees. Thank you so much for the fall pictures. That is something I have definitely been missing out on. So thanks :]
So one awesome thing from this week is that we rescued a baptism! We had an investigator, Katherine, who had a fecha for last week, but wasn´t able to get baptized because she had to finish a huge project for the University. She is a single mom of 22 years and already has 2 children (ages 4 and 3). She really is so great and has such a desire to follow Christ and do what is right. We visited her at the beginning of this week, and she was the one who mentioned baptism. We asked what her thoughts were, and she said that she still really wanted to get baptized, just didn´t have time the last week. So we planned everything and she was able to get baptized last Saturday.
I know that this is the true church! I have no doubts of that. I love being a missionary and every day I am reminded and humbled of the sacred calling I have been given. I am a representative of Jesus Christ and have been entrusted to bring His children the truth so they can receive happiness and forgiveness of their sins.
We invited an old man to church last week, and he began to shout and argue with us and we had no idea why. Then he told us that the purpose of the "gringos" is to destroy the Catholic Church and to teach the religion of the United States. I just started laughing. Oh really? I didn´t know that´s what I was paying to do. I thought our purpose was to invite others to come unto Christ by helping them receive the restored Gospel through faith in Jesus Christ and His Atonement, repentance, baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end. I missed the part where it says we were trying to destory other churches. Obviously a result of teaching the truth is that people leave what they had behind to find somehting better. I´m so glad I have this opportunity here to do that...help people find the truth and feel God´s love.
Other fun things from this week: (1) I was told "I love you" the other day. It was by a little boy who is 4 years old. He ran up to me and gave me a hug then with hish ands over his face said, "La quiero!" So cute! (2) I washed my scripture case for probaby the first time since I got them. 14 years of use and now lthey look brand new. (3) I´m a grandma! My first daughter, Hna Arellano, is training! (4) Ecuador won their game against Uruguay. (5) Just when you think you´re walking into a nice restaurant, it´s still only $2.
I love you all so much!!!!!!!!!
|This is a squashed dog. Very sad!|