Thanks for the pictures. Dang! Dad looks good in a blazer!
It’s great to hear that everyone is doing so well. Brea with her “driving”, NO!! jk! Hahaha! L.J. killing it in soccer! Halley ballerina-ing it up. That’s a tongue twister right there. And Evan being a reading Fiji fightin’ machine! Sounds awesome!
Yes we had 3 baptisms this week. Elder Cummens baptised Christian. Hermano Andres baptised Maria Olga, the old lady. And Eduardo Muñoz baptised Paula the wife of Christian. Maria Olga is the grandmother of Paola, she’s 93!! Yes we sang, but instead of my solo we just all sang Families Can Be Together Forever. Or… Eternas Pueden ser las Familias. It wasn’t too amazing. Let’s just say that Latinos are better dancers than singers. And Elder Cummens was a drummer. But the family loved it because it was from us to them. The spirit was so strong. Their daughter bore her testimony because she was baptised a year ago. Shes now 14. Watching them being baptised showed me two things.
1. We work our dang tails off, hours and hours, for a 5 second dunk in the water. But it’s all worth it. Every second is worth it!!!
2. What we do as missionaries to most people, seems like the end. They think baptism is the final goal. But no. It’s actually only the beginning. Baptism is just your first step in the direction towards Eternal Life! There are so many more ways in which we progress and even more ordinances and covenants we make. How amazing is the Gospel of Jesus Christ in which we can never stop progressing?!
Anyway, they were confirmed the next Sunday. Christian then received the priesthood right away that day! That’s awesome because a lot of times here, they wait like 3 weeks and it’s so aggravating for us because this is part of the paperwork we have to do. Anyways it went perfectly. They are going to be great strong members of the church.
Being the District Leader or companion of the DL over 5 Hermanas is a lot of work. We have to do everything!! Our sector lacks in work being done because we are constantly doing stuff for the Hermanas or taking phone calls from them every 5 seconds. haha But it also has its awards. They make us cookies for district meetings or come play basketball with us because we want to do something active. They’re great though. They feel like my sisters. After lunch everyday we have english classes for an hour or so. We play basketball. We sing random songs, usually Disney, while waiting for people to show up to meetings or activities. They made us lunch today because of all of what we have done for them. So its great!
From the pictures you sent the storm troopers look the same to me. Maybe I’ve just been here too long. And it looks like Darth Vader’s helmet was melted or crumbled. Hmmmmm interesting!!! I’m excited. It bugs me because all the members tell me how good this movie and that movies was. Or I’ll be at the store and hear American music playing. Little heart wrenchers.
This week me and Elder Cummens have decided that on June 25 we are going to have Christmas because this last christmas was hot and I didn’t have christmas music and it just didn’t feel like christmas. So on the 31 of April we are going to listen to Haunted mansion music and any creepy classical stuff we have for Halloween cause that’s how it feels right now but just more rain. 3rd Thursday of November We are going to have Thanksgiving and listen to any thanksgiving type of music we have. Then 25 of June is Christmas. I’ve been collecting so much music from, other Elders. Mom sent me 2.5 gigs and now I’m up to 10 gigs!! Elder Cummens has 39 I think but a lot of his stuff I don’t want. Like 10 gigs of video game music. Please No!
If you could send some sheet music that would be great. I’m actually starting to be able to play some hymns on piano. I’m so excited. For some reason its easier than it ever has been before. Oh and if you have any good church books there for me to read. That would be sick. Like at night when we are relaxing before bed. I know they are heavy so if it will be too expensive don’t worry.
I’ve been so preoccupied with everything that Mondays sneak up on me. Thanks for everything guys!!
See you all next week and remember, “It’s a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow!”
I had to zip up my coat all the way because I gave my white shirt to Eduardo to baptise in. Glad I wore my coat instead of a sweater! haha
The two guys on the left side are Hermano Andres and Eduardo. Then Maria Olga, Paula, Christian and Elder Cummens.
Filling the font before the baptism