Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Getting Wet and Watching Others get Wet!

Hi everyone!

Elder Ben, Carols, Josefa, Victor, Elder Caal
Well, by this time the rain should have stopped, but the news is that the rainy season started late, so it's gonna rain until January... What a blessing! On Saturday we got to watch 2 more wonderful people get wet in covenants, and it was an amazing experience! Carlos is in his 80s and Josefa is in her 70s, but wanted so badly to be baptized, and their wish came true despite the obstacles. It was raining all day, and because of her age and other infirmities, she easily gets sick under the rain. They called us to cancel. We managed to get the help of a member that has a car to drop them off at the church before she had to run and do another errand. For the same age and health reasons, she was worried about having to be baptized in cold water. We bought a water heater that didn't work, but it was too late. In the end, they were baptized, and everything went great. And to top it off, President Caffaro and his wife showed up! I had time to chat with them afterwards, and they were so happy and content, it made me feel warm inside even though it was cold and rainy outside. Carlos and Josefa said they felt so much peace, and even though they've suffered a long time with infirmities and other difficulties, in that moment, none of it mattered. They were clean.

New convert, Marvin, baptized them with help from Bishop
I love seeing the changes in other people's lives. It's one of the greatest blessings of serving a mission. It's amazing that even in people with so many years filled with so many worries and cares heaped upon their shoulders, one can see the immediate change as Christ takes those cares all away through His infinite atonement. 

I hope you all have a week of miracles too!


-Elder Jackson

Our last convert Marvin already received the Aaronic priesthood and was ordained a priest and he baptized them with the help of the Bishop!

On the right is Victor, their best friend and also recent convert as of August

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