Monday, October 6, 2014

Week #15

E. White, Cejas, me, Miguel (the blind man), and the Bishop
The baptism last week of Carolina (Victoriana´s mom)

We had 5 baptisms between our zone and the zone by us in between sessions of conference. So we took a picture of all of us in white. I love this picture!
Elder White, me, Cejas (The old man, our first baptism), and Hermano Veron.

My First baptism! Her name is Victoriana and she´s 11. She was an investigador of the hermanas and she was SO happy and excited. She loves the CTR ring I gave her
Me and Cejas (our first investigador that was baptized)
The Pompeya Ward is growing!!!!

Elder White baptized her mom last week and they are so happy.

Hola Familia!
First things first, my debit card got here safely so you don´t have to worry anymore. A lot of tough things are going on, but that´s why we´re on earth. To learn and to grow. Conference was amazing and it´s incredible as a missionary. Especially when it answers questions for investigators who are present. We got to listen to it in english!! And when the General Authority spoke in Spanish, we ran to the chapel and listened to it. I could understand like 75 to 80 percent of it!!!!
But what a week!!! I´ll start with the baptisms. I baptized Victoriana! Elder White baptized her mom last week and they are so happy! They were investigators of the hermanas in our ward and I´ll send pictures in another message. Victoriana is 11.
Elder White and I had a baptism ourselves!! Remember the man that showed us his hernia? I hope I told you that story a month or so back. Well he is a living testimony that this gospel changes lives. He has tons of health problems and he´s had two brain attacks. He´s always in a lot of pain, but each week he likes going to church more. He couldn´t sleep the night before his baptism because he was afraid he was going to sleep through his alarm and miss his baptism. He was baptized and went completely underwater and that was a miracle by itself. It wasn´t important that Elder White and I had to change him and it took 30 mins. or that we saw some things we wish we wouldn´t have seen,  hahhahah but truly, the Spirit of the Lord was there. He´s an incredible man. He asked me if I could make him a missionary plaque with his name on it. In my mind, I thought that one day he will have is own on the other side of the veil teaching his wife and his family. Truly incredible.
Remember Martin last week? Well right after we got done writing our families last week, we were walking and Martin walked up to us and found us. He said that he had been praying to find us and he did! We took him to the chapel and taught him. His family has been attacking him with rumors and lies about Mormons, but he knows it´s true. He didn´t like doing it, but he had to lie to his mom so that we could teach him. His mom´s heart is slowly softening, but his older brothers attack him with false things. He texted us and told us he needed to talk. He told us of all of the hard things that have been happening to him ever since we met him and for that reason he said he knows this is true. We gave him a blessing of comfort and he told us that he feels more comfortable and happy with us than at home right now. He came to three sessions of conference and he loved it!! So many talks were directed to him. He also came to the baptismal service and he is so excited to be baptized next week. He is definitely a chosen servant of God and his strong testimony is an example to me. He reminds me a little of Joseph Smith who was persecuted for having the truth. He truly is a saint and I can´t wait to see where the blessings of the gospel takes him in his life.
I love you all and I hope all is well.  Love you all and thank you for everything!!!
Love Elder Bosco II

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