So this week had some really high highs and some sucky lows.
We had a baptism planned for Sunday and had the interview done and everything good and ready to go and the day before the baptism we passed by his house where we talked to his grandma who no longer supported the baptism of Wilmer. She said we could no longer baptize him. She expressed her hatred for the church despite not going to any other church right now. She is an inactive member and her family is a mess. If she really feels that forbidding her grandson to be baptize will help out their family in any way, whatever. But we were not able to baptize last week.
It’s been a pretty frustrating few months for me. I had 2 baptism dates fall in November, 2 in December, 1 in January, and 1 in February.
We do however have 4 really strong dates for the 28th of march. R, A, S, and M. They are 4 young adults who are all in love haha. They are 2 families, with the girls being sisters. We have a lot of fun visiting them, especially because they are so positive and young. They have all the lessons now, we’re probably going to do their interviews here soon. But it’s been awesome to see the changes they’ve been making in their lives.
Even though i have been away from college sports for 19 months, I can still feel March Madness right around the corner. I’ll be holding a little bracket challenge with the American elders in my zone, it’ll be fun. I am thinking about making shirts for the participants, the winner will have a zona chalchaupa march madness 2015 champion trophy.
I’m doing pretty good overall. I’m enjoying the mission and the time i have here to serve all those around me. Despite the lack of American food, sports, and music, I have still found ways to be happy which is pretty sweet haha.
Like President Cordon said, the best thing we can receive here in the mission is to see the people we visit change their lives through the restored gospel.