Monday, December 8, 2014
We had to drop an investigator because she stopped progressing. then the other missionaries had a baptism on saturday. and the church ran out of water, the engine from the tank broke, so we got some hoses and i had to cyphine (?) the water into the font. that was a good time. it was delayed 2 hours though. nothing else really this week. We had hamburgers for lunch. that was nice.
Monday, December 1, 2014
Good week. On wednesday we went on splits and I was with Elder Connolly for the day. we had to go to Central to pay some bills so the day wasn´t too effective. We also bought churros, those were good. Friday we woke up to go clean the church for the baptism, that took all morning. Then at night, we taught the family that is the very last house in our zone. It takes 59 minutes
to walk home. solid. Saturday, we went to finish cleaning and setting up for the baptism.I wasn´t feeling to hot that day either, i think i was dehydrated. We then got to the church at 5:20 for the service. Once they showed up, we changed and took some pics. After that his wife pulled me aside and told me that he has a bad heart and that he is super nervous so she wanted me to talk to him and calm him down. So I grabbed my comp and we told him everything that he will need to know. Once it was time, we had to wait an extra 5 minutes because his brother in law was close to getting there. Once he arrived, we stepped into the font, and he stopped on the last step and paused for about 2 minutes. He was shaking and had his eyes closed. Elder Echeverria offered a prayer and we were golden. I was nervous because I didn´t want to mess up the words, but I nailed it. Then when I started dunking him, he tensed up and wouldn´t let me. I saw his wife and she was super worried, then after I helped him up he was super disoriented. He didn´t know what was going on and he thought we were done. We came to the conclusion that after the prayer, he would crouch down and then I would dunk him. So the second time, once I started dunking him, I could feel him start to tense up, but I just put him under. Once again he was super confused after. But his wife and Bro in law were there to make sure everything was good. Durnig his testimony he talked about how paranoid he gets around water, and how he couldn´t even shower by himself. But then he said, after the missionaries came and after he started reading the book of mormon, everthing started becoming better. After the first attempt, In my broken spanish im pretty sure I told him the only thing you need to worry about is to feel the spirit¨ I think that helped. Then after we had sandwiches and soda, then everybody left and we cleaned the church again. It was a great day! It can be hard out here, but I know that days like that day are the reasons i am out here, to see people grow closer to god and become strong in the church. It´s awesome.