Tuesday, September 7, 2010

We had a Baptism!

We did have a baptism this last Saturday. Martin Romero Samora is now the newest member of the spanish groupito. The baptism went so well. We tried to call everyone we knew to get them to go, English or Spanish. we were just hoping for at least 10, including us. We called the english Elders and they said that they were having one of their investigators meet with president in gooding(10 miles north of wendell) at 6:30 so we thought we would invite president and his wife. They came and said it was their first spanish baptism that they had ever gone to. We let him say a few words(with a translator) and the spirit was so strong. All in all we had 12 people besides us. It was so fun. I got to baptize him and that was my first time doing that in Espanol.

The next day was his conformation and fast and testimony meeting. It was so cool because Martin got up and shared his testimony, and he said something I never knew before. He said that the day the missionaries found him he was outside feeding his cows and has literally talking to God and he was looking for where he needed to go. He said if he(God) sends him a "sign" he'll follow it. Not 5 minutes after that the missionaries showed up.

It was such a tiring, but uplifting weekend. also during testimony meeting una hermana got up and shared her experience at the baptism. She wanted to say the last prayer because it was by invitation, and Elder Waldorf was directing andt he decided it would be good to have her say it. Way to follow the spirit.

That was the highlight of the week. We also did a lot more service for people (my companion says hey...) We got to work on the dairy with Martin again so he would be able to get off on time and come to the baptism. We got to shove our arms up some cows butts. It is a lot harder to get it in then you might think. It was also really really warm. we also got to help build a house. We made preparations for the floor/basement ceiling. We also helped some one move a lot of stuff into a storage unit and that is pretty much all we did this last week.

Elder Paxton

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