It's been a rather interesting week this week. I'm not sure where to start, so I'll just get right into it.
Carmen got baptized! I think I explained a little bit of her story, but I don't remember, so I'll explain it again! She's been attending church for about a year and a half now, and it got to the point where all of the missionaries simply thought she was a member. Elder Barrios and I found out that she actually wasn't and went to investigate. She said that with all of the other missionaries she simply never had time for them to teach her. After a little bit of firm talk, she understood just how important it was and started to make time to listen to us. We set her baptismal date from the beginning for the 20th of February, and she is officially the first person who has remained firm from the time we started teaching her all the way up to her date; normally we have to change their dates because the miss church or something happens, but with her, it was all green lights Her son Fernando (left of the lady in white) has his baptismal date for March 5th and is pretty darn excited. We've already started teaching him some of the deep doctrine like Christopher Columbus in the Book of Mormon. It's pretty neat.
I also forgot to mention that I fell off my bike like 2 weeks ago. Don't worry, Mom, I'm fine. Just scraped my leg a bit. I busted out the first aid kit and put my Eagle Scout skills into practice.
Pay no attention to my incredibly messy desk... I was searching for my first aid kit...
These are the sisters that share the ward here in Mixquiahuala, Sister Davis and Sister Rojas. They're what we call campeonsotas (super champs). Sister Davis has about 8 months in the mission and has already trained twice and opened the area here in Mixquiahuala. Hermana Rojas just started and is learning quite fast.
Did somebody say smolder?
And that's pretty much all I have for this week. I figure pictures are worth a thousand words, so this is one of the longest emails I've sent yet! Missionary work is great, the Lord is awesome. He's here with us in this work and has been constantly guiding us to His prepared children. Don't get me wrong, this is by far the most stressful thing I've ever done in my life, but the fruits of said labors are more than worth it.
Iré y haré.
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