Today we have a ward activity... a pollo asado and people are dancing folklore! So my time is short... but I have had a very great and challenging week.
We are so busy and it is so great... I love it! At times I feel overwhelmed and that we can´t take care of all of these people, but then two things come to my mind:
-A person is never a burden!
-Never complain about an oportunity to serve
It happened in sacrament meeting when we had 18 investigators in church! We were so blessed... and I just about lost it trying to talk to everyone... I definitely should have slowed down a little bit more and enjoyed it. For 15 of them it was their first time at church... and it is so important to help them to have a good and spiritual and uplifting experience... and I am so grateful for the help of the members.
This week we are going to have a baptism here! Jesus, Delfina, and Atenas are going to be baptized on Friday at 7:00 pm. They are so excited and prepared! Their parents were going to get married and baptized on the same day... but they returned to old bad habits that they had, and are now separated. But the kids continue going to church alone. Both of Jesus´s parents died and he lives with his sister, Delfina and Atenas are sisters and are technically the neices of Jesus. It was so amazing when we taught them about repentance... and Delfina said, "If I do something wrong, the spirit leaves me. Until I repent and make it right... then it comes back to guide me." Such inspiring and strong words from a 10-year-old!
We had to be extra careful and make sure that they are ready to be baptized... seeing as their parents won´t be for now. But it was so amazing as we talked to them about baptism... the spirit touched us so strongly and told all of us that now is the time that God wants them to be baptized. I am so grateful for the guidance fo the Holy Ghost and that we never have to guess and make surprise decisions.
We have transfers this next week! I would love to stay and finish my mission here... but we will see what the Lord would have us do. My companion and I are trying to work some things out between the two of us... but I am so grateful for her and her sense of humor.
Love you all so much!
Hermana Eleanor Briggs (some people are watching me write, seeing as we are in the chapel in the activity and they are watching us. Shout outs from Elizabeth, Joana, and Joaquin!)