Mia got baptized this past! She and her parents asked if I could perform the ordinance and their whole family was in attendance, which was special especially because of the tough work schedule of her Dad, who just happens to be an architect, spending a lot of time on google sketchup (like my Dad taught me and Tyler how to use). she was confirmed and to this day her family is happily progressing in the gospel. Baptisms are so special and I'm very blessed to be apart of them when Heavenly Father gives us the chance.
During the same baptismal service, we ran into an active member, Lupita 'Chicis', who had a friend named Gualberto, who wants to join with Chicis. Not necessarily marry, but she has her sights fixed on the temple, so our visits are mutually benificial. Gualberto already has experience with the Church, going to services and reading over the past few weeks being in love with Hermana Chicis and when we visited him for the first time the next day () we talked about baptism and Elder Chan made his first baptismal invitation, which he accepted! He said, 'would it be a problem for you all if I get baptized?' Actually it would be a huge blessing! We put the date for . He didn't come to Church yesterday so we might have to push the date back, but we're very excited for him.
We also had the chance to do a service project with the youth and some leaders. For those who might not know, service is one of my favorite parts of the mission, right up with Priesthood blessings and Baptisms. We all painted over some 'messages' that some kids had spray painted on the parking lot walls of the Church. Good fun spending some time that way and a nice chance to de-stress a bit. I invite you all this week to spend some time with your ward's youth, they really are awesome kids. Something that becomes more clear to me here.
|A play we did at a neighboring ward to animate them in mission work. here are some missionaries doing a skit about a day in the life of a missionary|
|Elder Chan's role as the bishop cop|
|Elder Osorio as the mouse|
|My role as the ex-missionary young men's president who always talks about soccer with the other Elder Chan|
|Hermana Angelina, a super sweet convert of a little more than a year who we ate with this past|
|Hopefully Bryan Landro and Abe Schuman can recognize this one... The ward brazilians took us to a Brazilian buffet this week, some of the best food I've had in my life!|
|The ward Brazilian, aka ward missionary helper|