BautismoFamily, this week was one of the very best weeks of my life. Hermana Salas arrived Tuesday morning at 8am and from there, it was wonderful miracle after wonderful miracle.
Hermana Salas is from Peru, is 30 years old (though she sure doesnt look it!), and has 16 months in the mission, and she´s so awesome. Since both hermana Henao y yo are still baby missionaries there were a lot of skills that we were lacking, things that come with experience. So hermana Salas is whipping us into shape and I love it! We dont know how long she´ll be here, but due to a series of events in her old area, and the ever-so-perfect timing of the Lord, she´s with us right now and I´m pleased. She arrived and we told her about our investigators and the area. Talking about Gerardo so said, ¨He´s ready to be baptized this Saturday!¨ And shortly after it became apparent that not only was he ready, but that he very much needed to be baptized as soon as possible. So we met with him every day this week, went to the temple grounds on Friday, and he was baptized on Saturday! It was such a great service and it was so real. I don´t know how else to describe it. When he came out of the water it really was a new birth, he really did enter into the gate, he really was made clean.
Before the baptism he absolutely refused to take a picture. Said he has never liked pictures and he would not do it no matter how we begged. So we took one with Antonio, a recent convert of three months who was the one to baptize Gerardo, leaving a space for where Gerardo should have been. I´ll send the pictures, they´re great. After he came out of the water he couldn´t keep the smile off his face and we took a picture right there in the door of the bathroom! He was so happy. It was incredible.
He was confirmed yesterday. Family, I feel so happy!!!! Heavenly Father prepares people. Not just a few people either, but lots and lots of people. Now we are teaching Juana, another incredibly prepared hijo de Dios. She attended the baptism and felt the Spirit. She came to all three hours of church on Sunday. Miracle after miracle after miracle.
I´m learning so much and I love seeing how the Gospel of Jesus Christ changes people. Faith is a real power. God is aware of each child and does everything possible to bring us to Him. He has a plan and it is perfect. Jesus Christ is our Savior.
I love being a missionary. What a privilegio.
|okay so from left to right it goes Salas, Catillo, Henao, yo, Davis. We all live in the same apartment, cover the same ward. We have a lot of fun.|
My mini companion. I am a giant.