"But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint." Isaiah 40:31

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

April 22, 2014 Aeropuerto

Alright, Well I don't have a whole bunch to say today. Nothing amazingly special happened outside of the baptism for Maria Jose on Saturday night. I was super happy to finally see her be baptized and to see her, after all of the teaching that we have offered her, make the correct steps to follow in the example of our Savior Jesus Christ. Elder Smith baptized her and the entire program went well. Stressed out as could be trying to plan it, I was happy with the outcome. Her entire family showed up, minus her father who is in the Mexican Navy. After the baptism, her best friend, that is a member, Hermana Diana, went up to hug her. Almost immediately, Maria Jose started to cry. So hard. Eventually they both were crying. It was such a touching moment for me to see that the work that we all had put in, Elder Smith and I, Maria Jose and the ward. It was pretty great. By far, one of the best baptisms that I have had. One of the most powerful. 

As far as the 13 year old goes, she is doing really well. Turning out to be one of my best investigators actually. She has accepted a date to be baptized on the 31 of May and is fulfilling all of her compromises that we leave her each week. We have taught her everyday this week since we met her last Sunday and we haven't missed a day. Shes super cool and has such a great attitude even though she has to deal with her past. We found out that she was raped seven months ago by a 40 year old man. Where and how? We have no idea... nor is it important, but the attitude that she has, the smile that she has knowing that that happened to her, is absolutely incredible. We are planning on teaching her as often as we can. She is SO innocent and SO happy all the time. I love it. 

That's it for this week. Nothing overly special other than these two investigators, but we are working hard, obeying and trying our best. The best that we know how to. I am okay. Don't need anything. Hope all is well. See you all next week. 

Maria Jose and her entire family with Elders Smith and Protor.

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