Hello Family! Thank you for all of your updates. I love Reading your emails.
Carlos is still a little hesitant. He is going through that transition proccess. Change is difficult. I love that mom wrote about time. Things can take time. Time can bring us clarity and can make things right.
The other sisters had a baptism on Saturday so we invited him thinking it would be good for him to see a baptism. Well, the baptism turned out to be a little chaotic and interesting.
First off, when we got there, the gates of the church were shut and we had to wait for a half hour outside so of course the service started late. The Font was filled earlier in the day but the drain doesn't work well so water had been leaking out. There was very little water in the Font. The worst part was that in order to fully be submerged in the water, the Elder had to dunk the lady really far down. She ended up hitting her head hard on the stairs. When she came up from the water she grabbed her head and it started to bleed.
Unfortunately, the head fiasco overshadowed the baptismal service. We were hoping that Carlos would see the service and the beauty of baptism. Sadly, it had a different affect. My companion said; "Well at least she won’t ever forgot her baptism." But then one of the elders said; "she might forget it with that wound on her head." It is my goal to have a baptism in the ocean. Maybe we better fine a quiet lagoon.
We have a dog that is giving us a lot of problems. He lives in a park that we pass every day. Recently, he has been getting aggressive when we pass the park- he snarls and follows us. Luckily people help us and chase him off. I will never own a dog. Dogs are the worst.
Most people we visit don’t quite grasp the message we share about the restoration and scripture written in the Americas. There was a lesson we taught this week that I really enjoyed. The woman really understood the uniqueness of our message. She was awed by the concept of the Book of Mormon. She said she has always been intrigued that there were pyramids in Egypt and in Central America. She said she has always felt that there was contact between the nations. It can be fun to incorporate history with the Book of Mormon.
Yesterday we had a cool coordination meeting. It was with all the bishoprics and ward mission leaders in the East Mission. The zone leaders and sister leaders were also invited. One thing that I really liked is that they focused on the Atonement. They want us to talk about the Atonement as often as we can.
Thank you so much Gram for the package! That was so thoughtful. I opened it in the office so I shared some of the fudge with other missionaries. They were so curious who made the fudge because it is SO DELICIOUS. It was so fun to receive the package. Thank you!
Hope you all have a good week. Love you tons