Monday, March 7, 2016
So... we had the wedding of the familia Baez this week! Everything went so well. It was very well organized and carried out, we had the help of a lot of members, so it made it a lot easier. They invited a bunch of neighbors and firends to thier wedding and baptism, I would say there was abut 20 or 30 new investigators present! we had the baptismal service right after the wedding, and it was so spiritual. We watched a few videos and the branch president talked about Obedience. It has been so inspiring watching the familia Baez change... And truly become converts! The best part is that we didn't do hardly anything, it was all the spirit! Aaaaaand the mission president just happened to show up to our church meeting on Sunday t watch them get confirmed. Word.
Also, I had to go to the dentist the other day... I had been having really bad tooth pain for a few days. But I am afraid of the medical service here so I didn't want to go get it lookied at haha But eventually I just couldn't take it any more. We found the closest dentist available (Who lives in a little brick house abut half a block from the house)... Let me just leave it it that. This is one of those "This story will have to wait until I get home, if not my Mom will worry too much and call the mission president again to check on her 'Precious baby boy'"... But it only costed 15 bucks for everything! Talk about great health care
Love you guys,
Sunday, March 6, 2016
The Baez Family have been investigadors since the beginning of February, when we contacted them will they were sitting outside playing with their two daughters, one that is 9 years old, and the other is 4. Since we have found them, until now they have undergone SUCH a miraculous change, a chagne that could only be made through the holy ghost upon those who are willing to be humble and repent. They are getting married and baptised this Saturday! Let me explain...
So the dad of the family is going to be a future leader in the church. something that is needed so badly here in Caacupe. He has changed the most of his family. He knows how to read, but not well enough to read out loud, and never finished his basic schooling (stopped when he was 14) and was raised in a christian, not catholic home. (Which has helped him be a lot more receptive to the message). He works in his own Jewelry, but still lives very humbly (In the garage of his sister) But since day one, he has absorbed everything we have taught him, and the spirit has driven the message so deeply into his heart. He has left friends to keep the word of wisdom, amongst other changes. Last friday, his wife told us that he woke up at 3:30 in the morning, and knelt down in prayer, asking God to forgive him for all his sins, and thanking him for sending his messangers (us) to his house. He was able to explain the plan of salvacion, something that a lot of missionaries can't even do very well, after reading the pamphlet once. He. Is. The. Man.
And then there is his wife Luz. She is the one that has had all the doubts... from Joseph Smith to Tithing, but is still willing to understand. It more than anything has been the change that she has seen in her husband that gives here desires to repent, and put her life in orden with the commandments of God. She has also had the most opposicion... Her family basically is going to disown her for taking this decision. But it's been so inspiring watching her take ever step of faith... And all the opposition she is seeing now will only strengthen her in the future. She also had a dream almost identical to Lehi's dream.
I love them so much... I can't wait to watch them get baptised this week, and here in one year enter into the temple to get sealed. ANOTHER WEDDING WOOHOOOOOO
So this week we:
-Walked. A Lot.
-Had a miracle golden family attend church last second
-Had a blast
Thats about all I've got for this week.
More than that, my scripture study has been focused a lot lately in D and C, and modern day revelation. We are so blessed to have a living prophet, God's mouth piece here on the earth to help guide and teach us. This week: We return to Aguaity to see the possiblity of opening a group there to partake of the sacrament on Sundays!
Love you guys