Beloved ones back home! Another Monday has arrived.. I swear to you that time has been put on Mach 5 the last 8 or so months. We just work, work, work and the Lord blesses us with the rest! I hope you are all enjoying March Madness (Thanks for not updating me..) and preparing for the festivities in the coming weeks. Easter is an entire week here, ´La Semana Santa´ and is quite the deal. ALL the apostatized churches do their baptisms this week.. There is no better time to remember the Savior and all the wonderful things he did for us! Let's get into how it went in Ocotal, Nicaragua the past 7 days:
Monday was quite the moving day for me. After P-Day activities, we went to teach our long time investigator, Ruth. We've been inviting her and inviting her to commit to baptism, but she just wanted to wait. Before we left the house, we kneeled down and begged the Lord to loosen our tongues and help Ruth understand how important this step was in her life and that she could recognize the Spirit telling her that she was ready. To our behold, the Lord blessed us with exactly what we asked! We taught her about tithing (Thee best topic huh?) and the blessings that we've received as members of the church. She then asked us if she could do her baptism this Saturday. OUT OF NO WHERE! She told us that the Spirit has been telling her for sometime that she needed to do this and that she knew this was the True Church of Christ. A Miracle indeed.
On Tuesday, we had a Zone Conference to plan for the Tarde Blanca (Lots of baptisms) in the coming weeks and to give inspiring messages to our Zone. I had everyone do trust falls as companions. It was thee funniest thing seeing how little they trusted each other ha!
Saturday and Sunday were the baptisms! We found thee sweetest waterfall and laguna to do the baptisms up in the mountains. Better than your average baptismal font if you ask me..
The Lord has blessed me immensely these last few weeks! He has been preparing this heart of mine so I can be the best missionary possible.
Apply D&C 107:99-100 this week! There is no room or time for laziness. We must always be striving to be better if we want to meet the Lord's high expectations. Come hungry on Saturday and Sunday.. There will be a feast from on high! Have the best week peeps! I love you all tons.