HEYYYYY EVERYONE!!! I just want to start off and thank each one of you that participated in wishing me a happy birthday. I tell everyone that I have the bestest friends in the world and getting those pics just reaffirmed it. So thanks for being awesome. I love you more than you can fathom, for serious. It was the best birthday present ever. I promise.
This week we baptized Nancy! But it wasn.t in the way we thought we were going to baptize her. So I told you about the miracle that the mother changed her mind and was going to let Nancy get married! Prayers answered! But then Duglas changed his mind and didn't want to get married anymore. But then he changed his mind again! and he DID want to get married...... just in a couple weeks. I have been working with Nancy since I got to this area and I knew that if she didn't get baptized this Sunday, she never would. They would just keep putting it off. So we told them the importnace of doing it this Sunday. They agreed that they would try, but then we called Nancy on Thursday and she told us that she had a HUGE fight with Duglas and had moved out of the house and in to the house of her mother. So we passed by the next day and she said she still wanted to get baptized. What a blessing! Sadly they broke up, but at least now they are living the commandments and can get the blessings they deserve. Things can only get better. So she got baptized on Sunday and it was awesome.
This weekend was general conference! I loved it! I watched it here in Puerta de Hierro in a nice little air conditioned room with the american missionary from Puerto San Jose in English. It was sick. I LOVED the talk by Jeffery R Holland on Saturday about the parabol of the workers. I never thought of that parabol in that way. I also really enjoyed the talk byPresident Uchtdorf about forgiving others. I laughed at that bumper sticker that said don't judge me because I sin differently than you. It's so true! We shouldn't judge anyone because we don't have that right. What was your favorite talk?
Also the choir was pretty cool too! What an awesome experience for them. How neat! I didn't see David Archuleta or anyone else I know, but the other american missionary (Elder Horrocks) saw an ex girlfriend singing. haha. He didn't even know she was serving a mission! What a small world.
On monday we had our Pday! It was great! The niño of the Familia Estrada turns seven on Saturday so my comp and I bought a cake and had a combined birthday celebration. It was so much fun. The niño was sooooo happy and excited. The small things make a HUGE difference in peoples lives. It was so much fun and I was glad I could share that experience with them.
Well everyone. Thank you for everything. I appreciate it. Sorry this email is a day late, but yesterday we had a meeting in Escuintla with President Brough, so today we email. I love everyone sooooo much and I super appreciate the birthday wishes. Just remember, age is just a number and you only act as old as you feel; and I sure don't feel twenty! So forget about maturity! I`m staying young forever! Haha! Love you all and I will see you in a quick 14 months. Take care! :)
The Birthday Boys
The Birthday Cake
Birthday Boys with Frosting on their noses
Cutting the Birthday Cake