Elias was baptized! You should have seen it... it was such chaos before, and then such peace after. Though even during the chaos we were happily crazy...
We talked to our mission leader and began to fill up the baptism font atin the morning. The baptism started at . Well... we arrived at the chapel at just to check on it... seeing as it takes hours to fill. We got there and opened up the doors... and there was NO WATER. We turned on the sinks in the bathroom and the kitchen... and there was NO WATER. There was no water in the whole building! We checked the tank, we checked the water pressure (all things I have learned how to do in the past year), and we asked the neighbors if they had water. Anyways, long story short, we started calling members from other wards who know a thing or two about plumming... and within half an hour we had a band of people there. And we ended up filling font with buckets-one by one- from the tank. And we filled garbage cans with water, and we watched as people with no money or time worked their ways over to answer our frantic calls for help. IT WAS SO AMAZING TO SEE EVERYONE COME TOGETHER.
And his mom ended up coming. She is so sweet and suffers from HIV, so it is hard for her to get around to a lot of places. And he cried as people bore their testimonies about their own baptisms... people who have given up everything to be able to join the church.
Everything else fell through as well (hahah as always) but it is okay! We did improv singing and cake-cutting and just about everything else you can imagine. But we were all so happy, I just can´t explain it.
|Elias at his baptism!|
|This is Rocio and she is so awesome! She gave us a pilates class this morning that about killed me. But she is so sweet,,, the only active member in her family and has an amazing story.|
|Sara and Barbara, they are so awesome!|