Monday, August 6, 2012
I don’t have much time, but I have some things I wanted to tell you guys.
This past week we had the baptism of that wonderful lady we found at the bus stop. She was super ready and was so happy after the baptism. And I had the privilege to be chosen to baptize her. Also, the next day at church, she bore her testimony in relief society of how grateful she was for us finding her and helping her. This sure was a great marking point of my mission, especially here at the end haha.
Well I’ll send pics. See you guys next week!
PS Last night the couple missionary got stuck in the elevator with 4 other people, including 2 investigators last night....The firefighters had to come to get them out. It was crazy. Hahaha but also funny.
This weekly email will be short but sweet. Lots of cool things happened this week. A lady who we are teaching was gonna be baptized last week, but out of nowhere she got a job offer and had to go to Belém for training. So it didn’t work out. Plus she didn't have a phone to call her so we basically just lost contact of her...but then on Friday we went over to her house to see if she’d gotten back yet. And she got back that same day! Just that she wasn't at home, she was at the beach. So what did we do? We went to the beach to look for her. The beach in the area Itupanema here is pretty big, but the Spirit was definitely with us that day cuz we found her sisters who went out to call her for us. We talked to her and she was totally excited for her baptism. On the very next day (Saturday) she was baptized. Way cool.
Also, this week we were walking on the street and talked to a lady at the bus stop. Turns out she was taught and almost baptized about 4 years ago, but her husband was murdered and had to move, and lost contact with the church. So on Sunday, she went all by herself to church super early and she’s already super happy to get baptized this Saturday on the 4th. It’s amazing how the Lord puts people in our paths even when we’re tired and at the ends of our missions haha.
Well, Love you guys. See you in 2 weeks.