Villahermosa | Mexico
Called To Serve
July 2018 - July 2020
Great Oden´s Raven WHAT A WEEK!
This week was crazy! I had my first two baptisms in the field and it was freaking awesome! One of them was this little old guy named Hermano Fransisco and the other was this tiny lady named Hermana Olga. I got to baptize both of them and it was dope but didn't quite go as planned hahaha. First I baptized Fransisco which was super easy but Olga was not so willing hahahah. She has a type of mental disability and was super scared of the water. I was in the water with her brother trying to help her get in but nothing was working! We were there for like an hour trying to slowly ease her into the water. Then she freaked out and got out of the font. I went and started changing because we didn’t think it was going to happen. Then I was standing in the stall in the dressing room butt naked and Albrecht runs in and says "Dude how undressed are you? She’s in the water and ready!" I didn’t have any time to get back in my white pants and shirt and stuff so I threw on Fransiscos' wet jumpsuit--free balling it of course--and went to go do it. When I got back in the water it wasn’t so easy. hahaha She wouldn’t go backwards and we only had one chance because then she would freak out and run out of the font. I had to baptize her facing forward. hahahah I said the prayer and legit had to body slam her underneath the water!!! It was the craziest thing ever! hahahaha Everyone was laughing so hard I was dying. Anyway, super awesome to baptize with my own hands!
Other than the baptism it was a pretty average week, just walking around trying to figure out what people are saying. hahaha I know most of the words that people are saying but it’s just so hard to understand them! There will be times when I know exactly what they say and others when I’m completely lost. Little by little though, right? It will come!
We had a talent show in the ward on Friday, which was super fun. All these little kids we singing Mexican songs and stuff. It was great. Today for p-day we went to the beach! We just hung out and played soccer and stuff. It was awesome and felt so good to relax. All I eat is chicken, rice, beans and tortillas hahaha It can get pretty dang picante though. hahaha. I have learned that you can honestly put ketchup and mayonaise on absolutely anything and that is not a good thing let me tell you!
It was an awesome week though, can’t wait for the adventures to come!
Love you all! The church is true!
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