Monday, April 14, 2014

Bautismo En Oscuro

Oh my, what can I say about this week! The first of the week we didn’t really teach that much because we kept having to search for our investigator to get her to her interview for baptism. And it ended up that now she is going to get baptized on the 26th. But most of the week was spent getting our investigators that were new to us ready for their baptism. So we were teaching them a lot. And they are the sweetest things ever. They got baptized this last Saturday.
This baptism is probably the most interesting baptisms I have ever had. First we went in the morning to clean out the baptism font and we got it all clean and filled it up, and then ants suddenly appeared in the water. They were coming out of the wall. So we had to empty the font it and fill it again. We killed all the ants and started to fill it again. We came that night before we went to go get our investigators, and all the lights just went out. (lately all the lights have been going out in Iquitos randomly). They all went out, but we didn’t really think anything of it. We just hopped on a bus to go grab our investigators. Everything was completely dark. We were hoping that the lights would turn back on. We returned back to the church and they still were not on, so guess what? We started in the dark with all of our flashlights and we even had motokars shining their lights in the windows. We started with all the messages and got to the point when we were going to have the baptisms and I was helping my investigator get into the water in the dark and a miracle happened! The lights came on!! It was awesome. They got baptized and everything went really well after that. But when my investigator with Downs Syndrome got baptized she got so mad at the guy that baptized her. She won’t even shake his hand now because she got a ton of water in her nose and she blames him. But we were so happy and excited.
We also went to go visit a new investigator last night that is a member’s aunt. She is really sick so we went with the elders in our ward so that they could give her a blessing. We had the coolest lesson together and she is going to get baptized the third of May.  The member was telling us that he truly believes that we made an agreement with his aunt before we came to this earth to help her and be guides for her. It was pretty awesome.
Things are going great, Iquitos is great, my ward is great, my district is great, my zone is great. Love you all, hope you have a great week!
Hermana Larsen

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