It was probably one of the most stressful weeks yet... BUT drum roll please.. JESUS GOT BAPTIZED!!!!!! It was such a good day and we couldn't be more excited for him! Everything went well this week and we were able to finish up the lessons and find out that he doesn't actually have 2 wives which was great news haha.
he had his interview with our district leader and Elder Wright (our district leader) couldn't get over how awesome and prepared Jesus was to be baptized, and the best part about it was that he was prepared before we even started teaching him.
So came around and we headed over to Jesus' house so he could follow us to the church (because the baptism was at the stake center not our building) and he was waiting for us! And he also had a friend with him who he had invited to his baptism. So we get to the church and he gets dressed in the jumpsuit along with the other two people who were getting baptized from the branch and then it was time!
It was such a cool experience to watch someone who is so willing to follow Christ make that next step, the step that ultimately will lead to his undeniable happiness. Our branch mission leader Manuel baptized him and helped him tie the tie that hermana bailey and I got for him :) Ok the baptism was great, but it was Jesus' testimony that he gave after that made it that much better. He gave the most simple sweet testimony about how grateful he is to be in this new path in life and that we were able to teach him about the gospel of Jesus Christ. I guess 10th times the charm haha :)
I am so grateful for the opportunity that we had to teach Jesus and to help him find the truth. My testimony has been strengthened by his example of faith and perseverance. THE CHURCH IS SO TRUE.
After the baptism it was the branch christmas party and Jesus came with his friend! It was so cool because there were probably 20 investigators there from all the missionaries. Christmas really is the time that people recognize Christ in their lives, if only it were December all year round!!
We had a Christmas conference with our zone and the Yakima zone with a bunch of musical numbers and a slideshow of pictures that missionaries has sent in! It was great! We also did a big service project at the Salvation army with our zone getting Christmas boxes ready for the food bank that they have. We packed about 600 boxes with different canned and boxed food and what not!
Well this week is Christmas!! Its going to be an awesome week. I love you all and I hope you have a great week! See you :)
con mucho amor
#1 Us with Jesus and Manuel before the baptism
#2 the baptism crew :)