I hope that you all had a great week! It was an awesome week in Oregon! And the biggest news is Oscar's baptism! It was so amazing. His dad, Nazario that was baptized in December was able to baptize him. It was so special! His mom, Socorro, came to the baptism but didn't show too much emotion.
At the beginning of this transfer I fasted a prayed a lot that Hermana Aubrey and I would be able to help someone come unto Christ by being baptized. Just like 2 weeks ago we thought that we weren't going to have a baptism this transfer. Heavenly Father always answers our prayers! Sometimes we just have to go through a trial of faith like this one :)
This transfer was filled with a lot of rejection and not too many people to teach but it was all worth it because Oscar made the decision to follow the example of Jesus Christ to be baptized, the very last Sunday of the transfer! We are so happy for him that he is doing his part to one day have his family sealed in the temple for all eternity.
A lot of members showed up to the baptism and brought refreshment so it was great to see the wards support for Oscar! He is only 10 years old but he really does understand the decision he has made and made it on his own 100%.
We continue to find people! A lot of our lessons this week were getting to know the investigators but we felt very clearly that the people we met are not ready to accept the gospel at this time. Some people you can feel right away that it isn't their time! So we continue to search and I know that Heavenly Father is going to put people in our paths that are ready to accept this wonderful gospel!
We have been able to use our iPads to help us teach this past week. It is amazing to see what a great tool it can be! There are a lot of awesome apps and stuff that help us teach that people can see visually! The world wide rule is that you can check your email every night on the iPads, but our mission rule is to only check it on Pdays. I am grateful that our mission has chosen to do this to help us keep focused and living the higher law!
We get to go to the Portland temple next week and do a session!! I am so excited! I think that will be our Pday!
Well that about sums up the week but I am looking forward to finding more people to share the gospel with this week! I love you all! Try to find a way to strengthen your testimony in some way this week! If our testimonies aren't progressing they are digressing. Our testimonies never just sit and stay the same!
|Nazario, Oscar, Socorro|
|Hermana Gifford, Nazario, Oscar, Socorro, Hermana Aubrey|
|Nazario, Hermana Gifford, Oscar, Socorro, Hermana Aubrey|