Week 8 – Marcelo’s baptism

My first full week in the field! It was awesome! BAUTISMO

On Monday I had my first P-day in the field and it was nice! We played futbol with all the missionaries in our district and that was way fun. It was a great day to relax and not walk all day haha. At night, we went out contacting and found some more good people to teach. We are very excited for Marcelo’s baptism on Saturday!

Tuesday was pretty good. We had 4 appointments fall through, so that was a bummer, but we starting teaching this 14 year old girl named Milagro who should get baptized next week so that is exciting! Other than that, Tuesday was just a pretty normal day.
Wednesday was pretty tough haha. All of our appointments fell through which was frustrating but Marcelo’s baptism is coming up so that is exciting.
Thursday was way fun. We woke up at 5:45 and got on a bus to Pergamino, where we had Zone Conference which was awesome. Pres. and Hna. Allred gave talks, and our AP’s and ZL’s taught lessons and it was awesome. After, we got to play futbol for like 3 hours it was so fun. I smashed my foot on this pole while we were playing haha so that was a bummer but it’s doing better now haha. It’s weird that it’s almost Christmas because it does not feel like it at all. It’s like 90 degrees and no one decorates their houses really so it just feels like June or something.
Friday was way cool. We had a meeting with Marcelo about his baptism and just talked to him about how he was feeling and how excited we were for him, and he started tearing up haha it was way cool.
On Saturday, Marcelo was BAPTIZED! What a cool experience! He was so happy and excited and so were we and it was really cool to see his life changing and him follow Christ. We can believe and believe, but we need to show Christ through actions that we are following Him. His baptism has definitely been motivation to find more people and bring them unto Christ. It’s such a cool experience being an instrument in the Lord’s hands and helping bring his children back to him. We are so blessed to have the knowledge of this gospel, and it’s the absolute worst when doors are slammed in our face or when an investigator says they don’t want to meet with us anymore, because we know our message is true and will help them. On Friday, we had a meeting with a “less active member”, and we asked him how he was doing spiritually, and he says “I’m Catholic and I love it” and talked about how being Catholic was more for him and it was just so sad haha. We walked out of that lesson after inviting him to church just like bummed and super confused haha. This gospel is real and we really do have a loving Heavenly Father and a Savior who died for each and every one of us. I want to share this message with everyone in Argentina. I love this gospel and the opportunity to be a missionary.
Sunday was awesome! We had church in the morning and Marcelo got confirmed with the Gift of the Holy Ghost and we had 7 investigators come! So that was super cool, and then we had a bunch of success contacting that night. We found 8 new people to teach, who hopefully can all get baptized! Being a missionary is such a cool experience, because we knock on someone’s door and can help them with their problems in 10 minutes and promise eternal blessings to them if they keep the commandments and follow Christ. We had a cool experience at night. We were just eating in our house at the end of the day and someone knocked on our door. I opened it and it was this 15 year old boy from the Dominican Republic asking if we were with The Church of Jesus Christ, and we said yes and he wanted to know when our meetings were and said he and his family were going to come on Sunday! We have no idea how he knew where we lived or anything, but there’s so many people who are so ready to have the gospel in their lives, and it’s so cool being able to find those people.
I love this gospel and I love my Savior and brother, Jesus Christ. I love Christmas-time because we get to remember Christ a little more than normal. He loves us all so much more than we can imagine, and He suffered for every little bit of sadness in our lives. I’m so grateful for Him and for His Atonement. I love being a missionary and wearing His name on my chest. Thank you all for your prayers, I love you guys! Merry Christmas!

 

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