Monday, March 7, 2016

True Conversion - Week 19

This week was a pretty fun, full week. This week we were in charge of the "noche de hermanamiento" (Neighborhood Family Home Evening) We decided to do it on the Book of Mormon since most people don't read too much. We had them divide into 5 groups and had them do a word search for people from the Book of Mormon. Then they got to choose a passage of scripture with a story from the Book of Mormon and they had 15 minutes to read it as a group and relate the story. It turned out really well. Everyone had a really good time. We took a picture with everyone and their favorite character from the Book of Mormon at the end. 

Then friday we had the baptism of Lisseth. We downloaded a video to watch with everyone since her family was coming to support her even though they aren't members. We decided to download "The Touch of The Master's Hand". (click here to see the video) It turned out really well. A good amount of people came and she looked angelic in the baptismal dress. It was very spiritual and emotional. She got baptized and came up out of the water smiling. I love that moment. Seeing the smile of someone who is absolutely pure and free of sins. She got changed and bore her testimony of her journey to baptism. It was so pure. The pure testimony of someone who is truly converted to the gospel. Nothing was borrowed from other people, all was  just the thoughts and feelings of her heart. We stayed talking with her family and they seemed interested in our church. So we took down their information and are planning to visit them sometime this week.

Then there's today... There are changes here in Mita. Elder Belmar is leaving me and I am staying here. We have to go to Guatemala tomorrow so I can receive my new Elder and he can go to his new area. We still don't know where Elder Belmar going, just know that he´s gotta pack his bags. It's been a little emotional. I was hoping we´d have one more change together, but I know that God has someone else for me and we are going to "hechar fuego" in this next change. 

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A little note from Elder Belmar (his trainer):

(ahora escribe elder belmar en espaƱol wiii)
Pues tia Gabby todo fue muy calidad con su hijo, creo que lo aprendi a querer mucho, es muy bueno y a ustedes los quieren mucho, pues yo me voy del area y junto con Elder Mattiaccio bautizamos a 4 personas Morris y Diego, Elsa y Lisseth, todo fue muy loco en estas 13 semanas solo diganle que siempre siga adelante, yo les quiero mucho a ustedes a pesar de que nunca hemos conversado ajajjaja pero bueeee nos vemos en la boda de mi hijo jijiji adiosssssssssssssss Elder Belm

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