Well well well...this week was pretty awesome! I had fun and felt good. This week we prepared Alfonso for his baptism. What an amazing experience. But I'm going to save that for the end of this email.
We were teaching Alfonso last monday and all of the sudden he started telling us a story about how he was talking with his amiga about the church, that she had some questions and stuff. And Alfonso answered them perfectly and he said that he felt really good sharing the gospel. And also he told us that he saw ¨the other side of heaven,¨ the movie where the girlfriend faithfully waits for her missionary, and he said that when he saw it he wanted to do something like that, ...being a missionary. A future missionary??? Maybe, who knows; but that would be so cool and awesome.
So, literally right after the scripture in the bible, Ï have other sheep which are not of the fold, one fold and one sheperd¨ So i pulled that out and we read it. and i explained it a little and BOOOMM pulled out the book of mormon and we started talking about the book of mormon and joseph smith and how to gain a testimony about it. Then we read a few parts in the book of mormon to show him that it says the same things as the bible. That God is always the same. He wont say one thing to a nation and say a different thing to another. He understood really well and said that he was going to read it. It was a really cool lesson.
He had his sight set on the Lord. He didn't look to the left or the right or behind him, completely set on the Lord. But, then he noticed the wind and the waves and started to look around him and got scared. He took his sight off the Lord and started to sink in the water, and called for the Lord after.
I am here to serve the Lord. I am his servant. There isn't anything better than this work. Nothing better in the world. I only have these 2 years to be apart of this great work all day every day. What an amazing blessing I have! The mission is honestly the best thing that has ever happened to me. Changed and is changing my life for the better and I'm really grateful for that. That night my comp and i talked about that for about an hour! It was a cool spiritual talk.
I was so nervous and so excited at the same time. One of the sister missionaries asked me ¨Your nervous huh?¨ I told her no then she told me ¨ Then why do you keep walking back and forth checking everything?hahaha My comp and i filled up the font, (I got picture ill send you) Then the baptism. It was so spiritual!
Then he asked me how it was when we first met him, because he doesn't remember because he was really really intoxicated. So i told him and then he started thanking us for finding him. For helping him come unto his savior and helping him through this experience. That was the best feeling in the world, to have your convert thank you for everything. What an amazing experience!
I know this church is true, and that I'm in the place that i should and need to be at this moment in my life. Thanks for all the support; and i love you all!