Villahermosa | Mexico
Called To Serve
July 2018 - July 2020
Ala bestia! It was a good freaking week for sure. To start off, Reyna and Lupita got baptized today!!! Oh my gosh, it was a miracle to be honest. To explain a little bit, this last week my comp Elder Rasmussen was supposed to get moved and then out of the nada this missionary from Peru got sent home for doing something stupid and Rasmussen stayed for another week! We were like well, now what are we gonna do? hahaha He had said goodbye to all the members and all of the people we are visiting but there were blessings that came with it! Monday night he told me, "I don't know why but we need to call Reyna and Lupita tomorrow and invite them to be baptized this week". So I was like, what the heck why not!
So Tuesday morning we called Reyna and told her that Rasmussen had been left here for a reason and it was to baptize her. Then she told us that she had been praying and looking for her answer and needed a sign. She told us that she was praying and said that if Rasmussen and I stayed together for one more week then she would get baptized. So it was the answer to her prayers! She was sooo excited I can't believe it. We baptized her 3 kids a couple months ago and she finally was able to take the step!
Then with Lupita, we found out that the reason she decided not to be baptized was because of her parents. SO, we did the one thing that we could do and ate tacos at her dads taco place hahah (he gave us free tacos) and we talked to him about Lupita. He thought that she wasn't ready because she wasn't as well studied in the scriptures as us and we were like what the heck that's the only thing?? Hahaha So we cleared everything up and then he told us that he would talk to her about it and asked us when the baptism would be! So the next day we went to Lupita's house and it was a complete change! The week before we had gone and talked about her baptism and she was like "No, I'm catolica so I can't change religion" and then she just pulls out on us the "Oh sure i'll get baptized on Saturday, what time?" Holy Cow!!! I don't know what the heck changed but it was amazing!
We had been working with both of them for a while so that really meant a lot helping them into the waters! Such a good week oh my gosh!!! hahaha Presidente and Hermana Whitworth came to the baptism and Presidente spoke! They said it was the first baptism that they had been to since they entered the mission. It was awesome! Ah, I love this feeling! It gives me so many ganas to just trabajar macizo!! Great week!!!!
Well, I mean that was our whole week and it was probably one of the most satisfying one in my whole mission. Love the work love the people!
Love you all!!!
"You hold in your hands the happiness of more people than you can ever imagine."
Letters From Mexico