Friday, November 20, 2015

Week 12

Well this week was a week of miracles, to say the least!

On Wednesday we went over to Luis' house to teach him a lesson (and he fed us dinner). He has been taught by missionaries for about 4 months now, and knows the lessons inside and out. My companion, Hna Bonar, made a comment about how awesome it would be if we could all go to the temple together before she leaves at the end of October. So we're looking at the calendar with Luis, trying to pick a day for his baptism, when all of a sudden he says "Quiero ser bautizado este Domingo, creo." (I think I want to be baptized this Sunday.) Our jaws were basically on the floor. We couldn't believe it! So between Wednesday and Sunday we whipped everything together. Since the other elders in the ward, Knudsen and Barrett, were already planning a baptism that day we joined with them and had a double baptismal service.

The spirit was definitely there at the Summerwood stake center on Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 6:30 pm. Everyone present could physically feel the amount of love God has for each of His children. Luis' daughter Carolina was just baptized 3 weeks ago, and if it wasn't for her I don't know how long it would have taken for Luis to get baptized. It is amazing to see how much impact the gospel has had in their lives over these past couple months and to see them grow closer together as a family. I'm looking forward for the day when we all go to the temple together!

The other highlight of the week was the stake fiesta! The Spanish wards in the stake threw a huge fiesta with comida from all the different Latin countries. Then there was lots of eating and talking and dancing and laughing. All in all a really good time. We had one investigator there, Carlos, and he gets along so great with all the members of the ward!

There is one thing that I wanted to share really quick that we talked about in zone meeting this week:

The way that we feel the love of God most is usually through other people. So what can we do better so that others can feel the love of God through us? Then we talked about "being someone else's angel." Moroni says, "For behold, God knowing all things, being from everlasting to everlasting, behold, he sent angels to minister unto the children of men, to make manifest concerning the coming of Christ; and in Christ there should come every good thing." Even the Savior at the garden of Gethsemane needed an angel to help him get through his pain and suffering. No one can do it alone. So this week I am going to work on being someone else's angel, and I want to invite y'all to do the same!

I love you guys so much!

Hermana Baker

¡Felicidades Luis!

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