This week was good!! I had my first official baptism!! Hermano Marco has been preparing for baptism for months and keeps having problems with the Palabra de Sabiduria (Word of Wisdom). Their anterior (previous) hermanas kept dropping his date and for a while he was really desanimado (discouraged) and didn’t want baptism, or didn’t think he could overcome the temptations of alcohol. But we’ve been working a ton with him and his wife who is a recent convert and made some real progress!! He is reading the Libro de Mormon religiously (literally) and has had some really hard struggles with the family and has demonstrated a lot of faith to be where he is right now. His whole family is so blessed to have the gospel in their home. They have a little 6 year old, Brittany, who basically worships me (thanks, genetics) who asks for prayers of the knees every visit. She always asks that God will “bless the elders and the elderas” haha and the other day she brought out the Bible and was like “mira, la ley de casticad!!” (ley de castidad.. law of chastity) ahh the mission is the best!! I love bearing my testimony of the Book of Mormon because I know it is a true book and that I have come to know my Savior more through the book and the teachings are so clearly written that there is no doubt of how we can receive salvation. (2 Nephi 25:26.)
Read the scriptures!! Especially the Book of Mormon because they testify of Christ! They will bring a power in your life that you would not even believe!!