Monday, March 9, 2015

Happy and Sad

Miguel & Sharon
Hello to all the folks back home!!!

This week was happy and sad!!!=(

Happy, because Miguel and Sharon were baptized and confirmed members of the Church!!! Throughout the week we kept in good contact with all of them in that house. Thursday, they had their baptismal interview and we headed to PaĆ­nu, as an interview is necessary to be baptized, they passed the interview!!! Friday night we went and had dinner with Nestor and the gang to celebrate his B-day.  We brought a nice ol' chunk of meat and we had a good barbeque!!! Saturday, we went to their house to try on the white clothes and found ones to work.  This was my first baptism in which they showed up on time and everything was able to go smoothly, although not many members showed up to support them.  Two kids from the Primary gave talks and bore their testimonies of their baptisms which brought the Spirit in to the room super strongly.  I baptized Miguel and Elder Davis baptized Sharon!!!  They were confirmed the following day.

Elder Davis, Miguel, Sharon, Elder Call
 Derlis and Sandra, here comes the sad part.=(  So throughout the week they were super excited and ready for the wedding on the 21st of March, but Derlis had lost his cedula or his ID of his nationality or something like that. He went to go get it and they told him that they have to do some things and to check back in one month to take it out!! Not only that, but Saturday after the baptism of Miguel and Sharon, Nestor and Sandra went to visit his parents who are alcoholics and think it is stupid that he stopped drinking. We heard from Diana that Nestor had ended up drinking and we have not been in touch with them since Saturday but we will have to see where things go!!!! =(

Matias is all normal and is now planning to travel to France and live with his cousins that live there. He is working on arranging everything so that he can study there also.  His flight out of here is the 5th of April, so he is headed to learn a new language.  Ilse does not answer our phone calls any more, soooo I do not know?!?!

The Church of God has been restored to the earth today we have the grand privilege of participating. God loves you and wants you to invite people to come to church to learn about the great sacrifices that His Son did for each one of us. Friday I found a scripture that I had forgotten about for a long time.  It is Helaman 14:12-13, explaining what it means to believe in the name of Jesus Christ. You should look it up!

Love you all,

Elder Call

Helaman 14:12 And also that ye might know of the coming of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Father of heaven and of earth, the Creator of all things from the beginning; and that ye might know of the signs of his coming, to the intent that ye might believe on his name.
 13 And if ye believe on his name ye will repent of all your sins, that thereby ye may have a remission of them through his merits.

The gang at the barbeque.

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