All I can say is I got soaked almost every day during this week because of the storms hahaha. It rained for 36 hours non stop and the entire country was on red alert for floods! BUT, we kept going baby! Valiantly and proudly, talking to anyone and everyone that would give us a chance! This week, Mayra and Alvaro got baptized! You can read there story in my soon to be novel that is coming shortly.. They are so awesome! We should baptize FIVE more this week. The pieces are finally falling into place mother!
Another part of an email he sent me.
Now for the group one-This one is dedicated to my first cousin on the Kimberly side of the family to receive his call to serve from the Prophet of the Lord, Jake. I've never been more proud of you dude. You'll love those dog infested streets of Peru and be a witness of the marvelous work and a wonder that the Lord does among his children. Sure do love you man! Nicaragua was quite a hoot this week with non-stop rain and non-stop preaching the Gospel. Managua was not affected too severely from the storms but our brothers down south got hit like a truck..
Our week was filled with new missionary meetings, trainings, and our monthly leadership Consejo. Elder Diaz and I are currently preparing for the visit of Elder Cordon from the Q of 70 in the following week. We have to give a practice to all the troops in the middle of his big machete that he is going to give us. Should be dope!
Thursday night, Elder Diaz and I went to teach the final lesson of Mayra and Alvaro, our 2 newest converts in the Maximo Jerez! We felt inspired before to teach about Chastity. As we began, we helped Mayra understand that all the big changes she had felt in herself were signs of the Atonement of Jesus Christ working wonders. She could literally feel the transformation as she repented and kept her commitments! We then went into teaching. At the end, I asked the deadly question, ``Mayra, do you have ANY problems with the Law of Chastity at this time?`` She hesitated. ``Yes, I think she so.`` she says. She goes on to explain how she as been talking again to her Ex-Husband that wanted to get back together and all that jazz. Mayra then said she didn`t want to get baptized for this very reason. We feared the worse! As she said that, he son, Alvaro, who rarely talks, shouts ``I'm still getting baptized, with or without you Mom!`` It was awesome haha. Mayra realized that she had felt with us was worth more than going back to her old life. She made a 180 degree turn right then and there.
Saturday morning came and we went to clean our baptismal font! The best noise in the world for a missionary is the sound of running water in the Church. There were tons of spiders, ants, worms and what not swimming in the water 10 minutes before show time. I had to improvise and work some magic to get all that out.. But Mayra and Alvaro came and we had a spiritual service. President Poncio came and shared an awesome message! Alvaro chose me to baptize him and I felt honored. They both shared powerful testimonies about staying faithful until the end and how they both felt ``renewed!``
I love this work. It amazes me week after to week to see the hand of Lord helping the people of this special country. October 15th is right around the corner! ;)