Monday, September 26, 2016

September 26

Hola fam :) Just got back from the beach hehe, hope you had a good week in Utah. :) But the beach was not the best part of the week!

Daniela (the cutie in a lot of my pictures) is a convert of about 2 months. She had an INCREDIBLE conversion, after heavy drinking and partying, she changed completely. And her best friend, Sergio, basically stopped talking to her and didnt want anything to do with the church. Made fun of her for it. And my first week here, he decided to go to a ward activity with Daniela, really liked it, and came to church the next day. And since then we havent really pushed him into anything, we have just been his friend and he was warmed up A TON to the church, told us he wanted to stop drinking, and that he wants to get baptized at some point. And that was without telling him ANYTHING just being his friend and showing him that life can be fun without drinking. :) So it has been cool to see how much he has changed in just the little bit of time we have known him.

Last week, our pensionista (Hna Lazo), brought her nephew, Misael, to church. So this week i was in intercambios with Hna Rodriguez (from California), and we went to visit him. Turns out after a lot of family problems, even an attempt to kill his wife.... He has the greatest desire to change. He came to church again on Sunday and seems super happy. So we will see what happens!

Im not sure if ive mentioned Katerine before but.. She is AWESOME. She randomly just started coming to church and taking part in everything. Has a lot of doubts about the Catholic church, so that is what sparked her interest. She went to the general womens conference and baptism with us, and loved it all. I love her because she is very sincere, and tells things how they are so it is easier to answer her questions and help her understand the gospel. 

And YES Carol got baptized!! Shes the cutest. Her little grandpa is a member from a different ward, so we searched him down where he works to ask him in he could baptize her. He was so excited that he had found and were teaching her grand daughter, and was excited to baptize her. Sooo Saturday, at the baptism, we were waitinggg and waitinggg and he never showed up. It was supposed to start at 5:30, and we were gonna watch the womens conference at 7. And by 7 we were still waiting. We told Carol we could wait to do it on Sunday, or a missionary could baptize her. She was so excited and ready to be baptized, and decided that an elder could do it. So Elder Meier ended up doing it with pants that were like 5 sizes too big. After a few safety pins and paper clips, the pants fit and she got baptized. :) It all worked out well, she was so happy, and we finished with the last little bit of the womens conference. Happy day. :)

Love this place, always work to do! 
Tumbecina and lovin it.

Hna Richan

Peru Hot Pots

Banana Trees
Carol's Baptism
The Spain
This girl talks with her eyebrows, hence the eyebrow raising picture
Beachin' It
Hna Maria Lazo (pensionista)

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