Monday, June 12, 2017

Surprise Baptism, and Transfers... I'm Going to be a Dad!!

Me being happy after not having batteries in my camera to take pictures for like two months
Alrighty, how is everyone doing over there?? My mom told me that my Brothers Ian, Colton, and my sister Janica are going skydiving this week.... Everyone is going crazy over there or something!
Anyways, this week was pretty cool, we pretty much had a miracle occur with a baptism this week. There was an investigator in our are named Yadi Silva, and she had been listening to the missionaries and attending church since January. So she had a lot of what she needed to be baptized, but she had some things that she had to change that were really hard for her. We were teaching her and she was doing good, and she seemed to us that if she just made those changes that she could be baptized. So, this last Monday we went through the baptismal interview questions with her to see if there was anything she lacked before baptism. 

We went through the questions, and she didn't have a problem with any of them. She told us how she had been praying a lot that God would help her out with her work (because she lives alone and has to work) and help her change those things, and that God had answered her prayers and had given her everything that she had asked Him for. So she told us that if God loved her so much, the least she could do was leave her past behind and give as much back as she could of her life to God. She told us that she had made those changes that she needed and that she wanted to get baptized the 10th! So she had her interview and boom, she was ready for baptism! It was a really cool thing to see, I know that God can change the hearts of people because He did it with Yadi, and she was baptized! Super cool! 

Also, there were transfers this week! And Elder Marques left, and I am going to be a Dad!!! That’s right, tomorrow I will get to know who will be my son, and most likely my last companion in the mission! I am super pumped!! We pretty much have nothing to go on in the area right now, we desperately need new people to teach, and so I am so very excited to get to talk to EVERYONE with my son and to get some work done! I can't wait to see what I can learn with a brand new missionary, I have a feeling that it is going to be an experience that I won’t forget. 

So yeah, I am pumped for this week and to see the things that we can do in Campiña!



Elder Kendall

PPS - GUESS WHAT!!!! Since I was with the zone leaders here, I called Elder Thompson!!! (I flippin love the heck out of that guy) and I asked about the Vargas Family!  AND GUESS WHAT!!!!  THEY ALL GOT BAPTIZED!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!  I LOVE THAT!!! And I guess they are bringing a bunch of people to church and just being amazing and I just love them. So cool.


The Elders from the other area in Campina and us as well

Surprise!  We had a baptism this Saturday

Baptism time!  It was basically a miracle

We baptized Yadi Silva, she has changed a lot and is pretty cool!!

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