Monday, March 9, 2009

He hears our prayers

Life in the Jungle...

This week was really cool.

We have 6 baptisms for this Saturday. It is interesting how the gospel of Jesus Christ changes lives and how God works in mysterious ways.

We are baptizing our first family in this change. I have never had the opportunity to baptize a family in my mission so far. The family AREVALO is their name. To start out the story: Elder Perez and I had contacted one of the motor drivers. He said that with the hours of work that it would be almost impossible for us to talk to him but that we could talk to the family; Edith, Natali, and Monserrat. The first times that we had visited them we could only talk to the girls and their mom. Their dad (Manuel) had work. Natalie told us that she was baptized catholic about a month ago and was comfortable there. Her mom said that she new that the Book of Mormon was true, and her other daughter Monserrat was also interested. They aren’t married but just living together. In South America this is NORMAL, but we talked to them about marriage. They were kind of interested, but don’t have the money.

To make the story short, we figured out that they have known the Branch President for a lot of years. They talked to him and are getting married this Friday. Their baptism is Saturday!! But here we go with Natalie, so she was recently baptized in the Catholic Church because it is a requirement for school. President Vidal (Branch President) had an interview with their whole family. She left the interview crying, we then we figured out that it was her birthday last Friday. My companion and I and some of the ward members went over to celebrate. We gained her confidence and after four nights of YW activities she is now ready to get baptized and is excited.

The other family is Marmerto and Berta. They are about 60 years old. They went to church one week and we sacked a baptismal date. After a little time, they moved and didn’t tell us the address. They came to church the next week and we got an "address" after about 6 hours of looking for their house, they ended up seeing us and found us.

I know that the Lord prepares families and people. I know that if we have faith and work hard, that the Lord ALWAYS answers our prayers. Sometimes we need a LOT of patience but the Lord is always here for every one of us. It does not matter where you are at in your life...GOD ANSWERS PRAYERS.

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