"...and a mighty change was also wrought in their hearts, and they humbled themselves and put their trust in the true and living God. And behold, they were faithful until the end; therefore they were saved."
Sooo....EMILIO was baptized!!
Ahh, it was so amazing and his conversion story is absolutely incredible. Like I said before, he was a drug addict, for 12 years. After being in a rehab center for almost a month, he decided he wanted to change his life. The missionaries were basically waiting on his doorstep when he got out. When I got here, he was still addicted to smoking, but little by little, he overcame all his addictions. He became happier. He is now like a big teddy bear. So kind and loving. His prayers are so beautiful and sincere...like he is actually talking with his father.
After his baptism, he shared his testimony and a little bit of his story. He said that he knows that only through Christ he could have overcome all of these challenges. He said how much he loves the Book of Mormon and now he is excited to be a member missionary and share his story to help others.
HE IS AMAZING!!
I am ao grateful and humbled to have been able to witness this incredible change in something as they let Christ heal them. SO AWESOME!!
I had to do my 1st splits with other hermanas this past week. So that was exciting. I was with Hermana Zuniga, she is from Layton. Super fun to be able to see how other people work and teach. Learned a lot from her!
We also had zone conference with Presidente Orquera. My companion and I ALMOST got into a rap battle, but we were late getting home so we couldn't. But next Friday....us and a huge group of teenagers....RAP BATTLE!
There are train tracks in our area, but they don't have those train blocker stopper thing-a-ma-bobs that stop cars, but they just have the loud train whistle to let us know a train is coming. When we were like 100 yards away, we hear the whistle. We look at each other and we say, "Run! We're going to make it before the train comes!" So we run all dramatically and such thinking that we were living on the edge. But we run past and we look back and the train is going SO SLOW! Took another 6 minutes to actually get to us...jajaja But whatever! I felt like I was in an action movie for a second.
Also, warewolf? They may exist here in Argentina. People...well children, were telling us that they saw one. And now that I am thinking about it, they were probably just messing around with the 2 dumb American girls.
Solange and the Familia Sarate are still progressing really well. Please keep them in your prayers!
I gave a talk yesterday in church about the conversion. And it was a great reminder that our conversion is a PROCESS! We have to be continually living the Gospel to keep our conversion alive!
Also, tomorrow is my Mom's birthday. So...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!
Thank you for being YOU! You are amazing 💜💜💜
Have a great week!
|Santi...our Bishop's son leaves for his mission today|