This week was another good one. We had two baptisms this week. One was for a lady who is from Mexico and really wanted to change her life around. I think it was a blessing for me to see the changes she was willing to make in her life to come closer to Christ and I am sure that she will receive many blessings.
The other baptism was for the 14 year old boy we’ve been teaching. The week before he wasn't sure if he wanted to get baptized just yet but then he prayed a few times until he received the answer from God that this is what he should do at this time in his life. So we were planning to have his baptism this week but his mom is very protective of him-- which is a good thing! However, she was worried that her son wasn't old enough to make a life changing decision like getting baptized. I was on exchanges with Elder Yancey again and we went to their house to do the interview again and his mom said she didn't think he was ready. We tried assuring her that he passed the interview and had a solid testimony and that didn't work. So we asked the boy tell his mom what happened when he prayed and how God gave him an answer that this was true. His mom still wasn't convinced so we did the same thing with her. We told her that the only way she would know if her son needed to get baptized was that she had to ask God. So we all got on our knees, just like the week before. We asked the mom to pray and ask God if this is what her son needed to do. She prayed and then we sat there in silence for about 5 minutes. She said that she knew this is what her son had to do and that she felt a lot of peace. Elder Yancey and I testified that she received her answer by the Holy Ghost. IT was crazy!
In two weeks we had two sweet miracles. It was a testimony builder to me that if we have faith- God can do anything. I remember a week ago when our 14 year old investigator was praying, I too, was praying- the whole time, that he would receive an answer, hoping he would. This time I KNEW that his mom would receive one without doubt- so we just waited until she did. They were both awesome experiences. This young man even showed up to the baptism in a suit! After his baptism we brought pizza to their house. Then on Sunday his mom came to church for the first time to see him receive the Holy Ghost!
The rest of the week was hard. It is getting harder and harder to find investigators and the ones we do find aren't really interested. And also transfers are Wednesday so I will probably have a new companion and hopefully I will be in this same area. We have been playing basketball still for the last couple weeks on p-day so that has been fun. Two people got hurt last week so I don’t know if we will have enough to play this week.
The latest with the teen girl we’ve been teaching is that not everyone she sees who is Mormon sets a good example in doing the right thing. So, we went back to Desiree, a young woman in the branch and asked her if she could help. She did great and even invited her to mutual!
And Jessie, remember that she is 13! And she is an awesome missionary!
Hope you all have a good week. Love ya!