Monday, April 28, 2014

Baptismos, servicio, y calor


Busy week. But good. 

Wednesday we had the baptism of Victor and Moises. Although they look like they are about 6 years old for how small they are, they are actually 10 and 12 years old. They have been attending church for almost over a year with a member family and LOVE it. And I just got lucky and got the chance to teach them and be a part of their baptism. 

Saturday we had a service project for the national service day. In El Salvador, we have pilas, kinda like large sinks filled with water to use for washing dishes, bathing, etc. Well the rainy season is about to start any day now. (I´ve heard rumors that it´s quite the adventure). As a result, the mosquitos are about to be flourishing and as a result dengue is much more present. So with the unidad de salud, we basically walked around houses and put these little bags of pesticide type stuff in all the pilas, checked for larva of mosquitos, and helped to keep the mosquitos away. 

 Then Saturday night the Familia Pimentel was baptized. It was absolutely beautiful. I have basically 6 months in the mission. The rule in the mision is that you can go to the temple with familias if you are part of their baptism. This means that in one year, hopefully my going away gift will be able to go to the temple with the Familia Pimentel, that they can be sealed. I´m praying for them and for this. But I know it will happen. This familia is amazing. They have felt the truth of this Gospel and they are really, truly converted. After their baptism they gave each other a huge hug and had the biggest smile on their face. They both told us that they are very grateful to their Padre Celestial por nosotros. But the truth is, I´m super grateful to be a part of their lives. If I only come back to El Salvador for one reason, it it for this family. 

Wish I had time to write more, but I have to go to a meeting with President with the Hermanas. 

Excerpt from the journal

I am just grateful to be a part of this amazing work moving forward. As I was sitting there in the end of the baptism I just paused and looked around and I was touched with the Spirit and I knew that yes, this is the Lord´s work. It´s not mine, nor yours, nor anyone else´s. It´s definitely the Lord´s work. And it´s amazing to watch it move forward and I´m ever so grateful to be a member, to be a part of this work, and to be able to serve a mission and really work and learn and grow. I know this will make me a better member of the church, a better mom, a better wife, and a better child of God. God truly is amazing. He lives and He loves and knows each of us. He has a plan and it´s in process. And I am grateful that I can participate in that plan. 
Thanks for your love! 

Love you lots!


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