Wow! Christmas has already passed, and now we are heading pretty soon into 2017! Like I have said before, time moves faster than a very fast thing that moves very fast. And that’s pretty fast. I hope everyone enjoyed all of Christmas. And snow, because that still happens in some places!
This week was so much fun. Lots of joy, and also lots of stress. But, it was a very good week. So, we pretty much were working on getting everything ready for Thursday on Monday and Tuesday.
Wednesday, we had all the interviews of the people that were going to get baptized. The Casado family all had their interviews in the evening, although only 3 of the 4 of the family had their interview. One of the daughters Loreily, decided that she wants to wait to know a little more before she gets baptized. But, Antonio, Amanda, and Yoli passed and were all ready for baptism on Thursday!! Also another person, Bruni Maceda, who we have been working with for a little while, had here interview and passed as well!
Thursday came the day of the "Noche Blanca", and it was a little stressful getting it all together, we couldn't find baptismal clothes for the people to get baptized in and lots of other stuff, but the time came and the Family Casado, and Bruni got baptized!!! it was such a cool experience, there was so much of the spirit there. We were so happy. The Casado family gave their testimonies, and it was so powerful. They are a great family.
Unfortunately, with it being Christmas and all, the Casado family had told us that they weren’t going to be able to make it to church Sunday because they were going to pass Christmas with their family in their community up the amazon river. So, they weren’t able to be confirmed this Sunday. But, they get back tomorrow and told us that they would be there for this Sunday in the Church!
Elder Palma left! 😥 I will miss the guy. He is a super good friend of mine. He went to Bogota, he was called as district leader, and he is going to open an area. My new companion is another gringo, his name is Elder Johnson, he is from Minnesota. Elder Johnson has got about 1 year. A little youngling (I already have 16 months almost.... weird sauce....) XD
I don't have much time. But this week was wonderful and I love being here in Leticia!!
Love Elder Kendall