Hola Mi Familia! :)
I can´t believe we are already at Monday again. The weeks are flying! So fun to read all of your email this week! So glad to hear that everyone is doing well :)
This week was insane!! Warning: The beginning of this letter is going to be a little depressing, but it is part of the miracle! I promise I am happy :) So Tuesday and Wednesday this week were honestly some of the two hardest days of my mission. We got a call saying that Rolando had to work so we couldn´t have the baptism for another 3 weeks at least. Might I add that the transfer ends in 3 weeks, so there was a very high possibility that I wouldn´t be able to see it. Also one of our progressing investigators dropped us, a lot of our investigators were going through really difficult situations, all of our plans failed us, and we spent the majority of the two days out in the cold rain.
Rough right? Please forgive the complaining I promise I have a point! We were feeling pretty discouraged and decided it was time for a miracle. We decided to fast and then went right back to work. On Friday we broke our fast, and laid down to take a nap. After about 10 minutes Hermana Berry comes in with the phone with a text message from Rolando saying that his Dad´s work called and said he didn´t need him to come in until Monday and that he could get baptized tomorrow! It was the best text message I had every received!!!! We had less than 24 hours to get everything done AND we were on intercambios- but we pulled it off :) I hope I could slightly potray how big of a miracle this was over emailing. Fasting and praying works!!!
The baptism was absolutely incredible. Rolando has made such a change in these last few months and there was no greater feeling than hearing him share his testimony after he was baptized. He received the Holy Ghost yesterday and is officially a member of the church :) We went and visited him yesterday and asked him if he had any questions and he asked how he can start getting ready for his mission. This boy is amazing!!!!
That was definitely the highlight this week. I need to tell you guys a little more about Ike though! This week he came to his lesson with an envelope with tithing in it (we haven´t taught him that yet). He has a lot of history that I probably shouldn´t get into, but needless to say that fact that he brought tithing with a desire to pay it was nothing short of a miracle. He said he was reading and felt like he needed to pay his tithing. We told him it wasn´t necessary until he was a member, but he insisted! We then had a super powerful lesson on tithing and he accepted the invitation to be baptized:) So excited to see his progression!
I think that is about it for this week! We have an awesome week ahead of us. Today is Hermana Finch´s birthday, we are going to the temple this week, Brad Wilcox is giving a fireside for the missionaries, and General Conference is next week! Spring Break for missionaries haha :) Thank you so much for all of the love and support you send my way. I love you guys so much and feel so blessed to have you!!
Making Pazookies with our investigator Gabriela :)
Listened to Grandfathers christmas present while getting ready today :)