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Monday, February 18, 2013
And then there were 3...
So, this week was interesting. In a good way, I guess.
It started out pretty normal. We've been meeting with a new investigator that lives in the same house as Gloria and Santiago. Her name is Lizeth, and is 17. She's been really interested, and was actually the one that told Gloria that she wanted to listen to us. She had already read 3 or 4 of the pamphlets we had left them. She also said that she would have come to Church last week, but she didn't have a skirt. So this week they bought the fabric, and Gloria made her a couple skirts so she could go yesterday. We always tell our investigators that it's more important that they come than that they're dressed in a white shirt and tie, or a skirt. But sometimes they feel out of place. It does show her desire though, the fact that she wanted a skirt to be able to go to church. :) Awesome.
On Tuesday, we got a call saying that we had to go to the church office. We went to the Costa Rican (sp?) Embassy, where my companion had an interview for his visa. They told us to come back the next day at 4. So we went back, and they gave him his visa!!! They still haven't told us when he's going to leave, but we'll have to see. He's hoping it's after the baptisms this Saturday. Oh...I ruined the surprise. I'll tell you in a sec.
So, on Wednesday night, I got a call saying that Thursday morning, we had to be in the portal 80 to pick up the newest member or our companionship. Elder Coronel. He's from Bolivia, and is about finished with his mission. I guess we're just going to be in trio until my companion leaves. It's the first time I've been in a trio on the mission. It's kind of cool, because it's one more testimony, and one more person to help out in the conversion process. But...it's hard sometimes.
Aaaaaaaanyway, now for the fun part. We have 3 baptisms this Saturday!!!!! I'm so excited! Gloria, Santiago, and Jorge are all getting baptized. We were worried about whether Santiago really wanted to, or was prepared to make that decision, But on Saturday night, we had a powerful lesson about the Atonement, and how baptism is the only way to accept the Savior's sacrifice in our lives. We watched a video called "the bridge" about a father who decides to save a train full of people, and let his son die. It was powerful.
Well. I guess that's about all I have to say at you all. Hope life's good. Don't stop reading or praying or going to church.
P.S. I totally owned in "Missionary Manual Chase" in our Zone Meeting this week. Makes me feel old and experienced. Haha...
P.P.S. "You've got to be puuullling on my leg..."