We spent this week preparing Hector Ovando for his baptism. It was fun to see him get excited about his baptism. He loved learning new things and I loved watching him accept and then pray about every new thing he learned. I love prayer and how it really lets you know for a surety that things are true. I also liked it because Hector made us his famous juice and some type of treat every day.
Miercoles we went with Hector and the Deckers (Missionary couple) to see the Meet the Mormons video at the churches camp. It was super fun and super powerful watching it as a missionary. I LOVE being a Mormon and a missionary and my testimony in this church is strengthened everyday.
Jeuves, in the morning, Hector called us and told us that he wasn't going to get baptized. I died a little inside. How could someone who knows the church is true just give up 3 days before his baptism? We visited him that night and found out that after the movie he was super excited about his baptism and invited his daughter to his baptism. His daughter is super Catholic and freaked out. She told him that he would ruin the family and create a divide in the family if he got baptized. He didn't want to make an enemy of her and so told us that he needed time to let her calm down and maybe one day she will accept the gospel too. It broke my heart. He then continued to bare his testimony about the Book of Mormon and the prophets and the church. He then expressed his desire to be baptized and I lost it. I'm sorry wow.... It breaks my heart that he wants to be baptized but doesn't know how in a way that will not hurt his family.
I'm so grateful to have this gospel in my life. This gospel blesses families.
Viernes we had intercombios and Hna Yanes (from Guatemala) came to Bonao with me again. It was fun to visit the investigators that she met the last time. We had a great time and I learned a lot from her.
Sabado we finished up intercombios and then worked hard before the baptism. Two investigators of the Elders were baptized. Danilo and Julio. I just love watching them change and come closer to Heavenly Father. There is a special thing about baptisms.
My week was great! I love being a missionary and I LOVE being a Mormon. I KNOW this church is true with ALL my heart. I hope you all have a great week.
CHALLENGE: Share your testimony with someone with week! Tell them what you believe and why you believe it. Pray to our Heavenly Father every night and thank him for all of our many blessings.
SCRIPTURE: Isaiah 41:10 Fear not, we are never alone, God is with us ALWAYS and loves us sooo much!
Be happy! Its a choice! I love you all and miss you a ton!
Con mucho amor,
|Selfie with the zone leaders|
|Leonida and Patricia|