The first was the mother of Yunuet and Jose who are the 2 kids that got baptized at the end of August. Before Yunuet and Jose got baptized we had to get the permission of their mother, and at first she was reluctant to give her permission. And it was a miracle that she let her kids get baptized. But when she attended her kids baptism in August she felt the Spirit strongly and knew that this was something good. She kept going to church with her kids and reading and praying and slowly her heart began to change and began to desire this for herself. We began teaching her the lessons and when we committed her to be baptized the 1st of November she burst into tears. At first my companion and I were confused and thought we had said something wrong. Until she told us that on the 1st she had vacations and that she had been hoping and praying it would be that day as it was the only day she could. (She normally comes to the church the first 2 hours and then goes to work.) She asked me if I knew and I honestly had no idea. Miracle. She was smiling the whole day of her baptism and invited all of her friends and family to the services so they could feel the same Spirit as she did. I guess she's a better missionary than we are hahahahah! Truly an amazing experience.
This week we had the opportunity to baptize another one of my favorite people I've met on mission, named Gloria. She's the investigator I mentioned earlier that we would teach and eat sushi at her moms sushi restaurant. Hahah. She is super awesome and has an incredible testimony of the church. She came to all 4 sessions of general conference, reads and underlines everything we give her. (Including the Book of Mormon), and is just golden in every definition. However her mom is an ex-member and it was a long and extremely laborious journey to get her mom's permission and took weeks of praying and fasting. Because of our faith the Lord softened the heart of Gloria's mom and let her daughter be baptized. Miracle. The services were absolutely beautiful and there was not a single dry eye in the room, even in the eyes of Gloria's mother.
God is good, all the time. My heart has truly been filled with joy and thanks to the Lord for the opportunity he's given me to help change these peoples lives. My testimony of this Gospel has grown tremendously these last few weeks and I truly know without a doubt that this is His work and His glory. These events were in no way coincidence, but miracles and the Lord has truly blessed me and those around me. I love you all and I love my Savior. The Lord works miracles every day in your lives too. Look for them and you will see how the Lord's blessings are round about. Until next time!
PS random pictures of every day life:
Poza Rica Skyline
$200 of Mexican Pesos