Monday, May 26, 2014

A Wonderful Baptism

Nick told us he is not getting transferred this week.  He said probably next transfer.  

I guess I'll  talk about Margarita this week. 

We found her like 2 months ago, at least. Ever since we started talking to her we knew she was  "prepared" in a way. 

For the past 25 years shes been going around from church to church (5 different ones like the Jehovah witness, and the Cristiana, etc..) but the first day we met her she said she was just lacking something. She didn't feel complete. She knew a lot about the bible and everything but it didn't serve for anything cause she wasn't happy. 

So we started talking to her. It was kinda crazy to be honest because we'd mention things that we believed in and shed be like "Oh that's what it's talking about here (then she'd quote off some random bible scripture and verse and be right... The Cristianas know everything so well, but they never listen to us.)

And then we taught her about Joseph Smith, and told her "Hey look, either this story is true, and this book that he translated is from God. Or we're liars and it was just some story that he made up. The only way you can know is if you pray and ask God. "

We saw her change so much in those weeks... It's my favorite part of this whole missionary thing.  It's is getting to watch that.  It's really a miracle to see that. 

Let me tell you, Margarita was one of the happiest people when we first met her. She was always just excited and smiling. But after someone takes that step and kneels down and asks God if what we teach them is true, everything changes... It's a different kind of happy. Something I can't really explain. 

So, she got baptized on Saturday with her 10 year old daughter. She's definitely someone I'll never forget.  And in the end, she told us that she found that something that she was looking for... 

Love you guys, 

Elder Arvanitas

Making Pizza with the Sulmas

Making tamales at ?

That would be a rat outside Nick's window.  ACK!

Magarita's baptism

The Ward Building in San Juan del Rio

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