Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Inez!!! (Emailed 8/25/2014)

Hola!!!  How are you all doing??  So, yeah, this week was pretty good!!  Inez finally was baptized!  It was actually a pretty crazy week!

Wednesday, President Munive came down to Guasave to have interviews with our district.  We were supposed to have our interviews at 9 in the morning, and then at 10 we were going to give a tour to Inez and her daughter Eva.  Eva hasn't been to church yet because she works, but she really wants to. So we were going to show her around and also show Inez how her baptism was going to be on Thursday, then after, our district leader was going to interview Inez for her baptism.  President ended up late, then took for ever with all of the interviews.  So we gave our tour while waiting for our interviews.  It went soo great though!!!  The spirit was so strong!!  Eva had chills and kept saying that she wished she could be baptized the next day with her mom.

Then Thursday morning, the elders went to fill the font.  We stopped by and they told us that there wasn't any water in the church, and that they were going to have to fill the font by hand.  And that font is not small....  So they borrowed the hose from the neighbor and started filling it from the window, but it was hardly any water.  My companion and I went to all of our investigators and the members that lived nearby and asked for buckets so that we could borrow water from across the street and fill the font with buckets.  It was soo crazy!  6 of us missionaries all working together to hurry and fill the font by hand for the baptisms that night.  It was literally a miracle that we were able to pull off that baptism and have everything ready by that evening! 
Then Inez showed up with her daughter and her grandson.  We have been teaching Inez, and her daughter, as well as her son and daughter in law and their family.  Inez was really worried though, because her son is always working and she didn't think anyone else in her family was going to come, only her daughter Eva.  We had told Inez though to pray and have faith that all of her family can be there the day of her baptism.  We started the service, and still not all of her family was there, but before the service had ended, all of her family had shown up.  That is a miracle for sure.  I have never seen Inez so happy.  And then Sunday, Inez was confirmed, and for the first time, went to church in a dress!  She didn't have a dress to wear, and spent the night before sewing something to wear to church the next day!!!  It really is amazing!!

I am also suffering from hundreds of mosquito and ant bites.  Since it has been raining so much here, and they don't have street drains really, there are just "lakes" of water everywhere, and that means more mosquitoes.  We also had the lovely opportunity to teach a lesson outside with thousands of ants this week.  Were talking ant bites on my legs, arms, hands, feet, everywhere!!!  hahaha!  :)

I did go to Guamuchil for a day on divisions.  That was fun.  Really just spent most of the time cleaning the chapel with all the missionaries in Guamuchil.

Well, that's really all the exciting news of this week!  I'll end with some quotes though ;)

"Voy a reir!  Voy a bailar! Vivir mi vida lalalala!"  (Proof of my growing love for mexi music!  I'm def. going to listen to the mexican radio stations they have there in utah! ;)

"Jesus, who suffered the most, has the most compassion for all of us who suffer so much less"  -Elder David A Bednar
Just take a minute and think about that and His love for us.

Love you all!!!

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