Sunday, October 23, 2016

Oct. 17- Amazing Week!

Part One

Dear Family,
It was a good week! Eduardo got baptized!! I will tell you more about it later on:)
We went on a few divisions this week, its always fun to learn and be with the sisters. This is us with Hermana Smith and Bautista, they are in our zone and pretty constant missionaries:) 
Then we went on divisions with some sisters who work all the way in Cuernavaca, Hermana Cardona y Hermana Mendez. It was the first time I had the chance to work with them, and they are awesome! Hermana Cardona is from Mexico and Hermana Mendez from Peru!

Today we went as a Zone to Xochicalco, the place with all the pyramids:) It was awesome! I hadnt gone there for like a year, but I remembered where everything is;) It was Hermana Dent's first time, so she had a lot of fun. We had a cool experience finding a couple there visiting from California. They are in the foto, too. We were talking with them about their lives and we helped them find the right bus to take them to their hotel:) They agreed to listen to the missionaries in California, so we will be sending their address to that mission. I love being a missionary, the Lord knows where to send us and what we need to do! 

Part Two

Eduardo's baptism was a truly amazing experience. He was so ready to make his first covenant with God. When he came in and saw the tank full of water he teared and started to cry. After his baptism he shared his testimony with everyone present (nearly the entire ward) and it was powerful. He is now on his way to full conversion:) 
We had a pretty funny experience with his child, though, the little one in Eduard's hands. Lalito (the little child) didn't want to be held by anyone but his dad in the baptism, so when Eduardo had to get up to go down into the font, Lalito FLIPPED OUT. Screaming and wailing and gnashing of teeth. I couldn't hold him or anything because I am a missionary so i was just praying and praying that he would calm down so Eduardo would have a special experience. WELL the niƱo just KEPT screaming and Eduardos mom just held onto him while standing in front of the glass window of the font to watch her son get baptism. That's why what happened had a front-row view for everyone. President Solis started saying the baptismal prayer ignoring Lalito's screaming and right when Eduardo was being brought down under the water Lalito PUKED all over the front of the room, right in front of the glass, almost into the baptismal water, haha. Eduardo came up out of the water, his act of faith now complete, and Lalito puked again while the Grama started running out of the room. I couldn't believe it, haha. The members sprang into action to get it all cleaned up, but it was gross, haha. The best part, though, is that Eduardo didn't even hear Lalito screaming. He had no idea of what had happen until after the baptismal service:) The spirit just covered his hearing so he could have a special experience:) 
​I know that God listens to our prayers and that He is in even the smallest of details, He knows His children and He knows our needs:) I hope you all have a wonderful week! I love you!
Love, Hermana Swallow

More picts of the week

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