Yoooo so ya this has been the longest week ever!!!!!!!! It was too good to see the fam on Mother's Day. Elder Tarwater just told me it was last week? No wayyy haha seems like forever ago!
EURY CORDERO PEÑA WAS BAPTIZED ON SATURDAY!!! And i had the the opportunity to baptize him. He is the little dominican boy that we have been teaching. He honestly is the coolest kid in the world!!!!!!!! We asked him why he wants to be baptized and he said because he doesn´t want to say bad words anymore or fight with his siblings. haha he's so sick! It was kinda sad though. His parents didn't even come to the baptism. He came with his older brother that's 13 and his older sister that's 11 and his neighbor friend. He's 9 years old. Honestly he knows 100000000 times more about the gospel than I did at his age. He knows the covenant he just made. He truly knows!! I am so grateful to know him! We were able to have a couple investigator's come to the baptism as well so that was perfect. The members of the ward helped out and we were able to have about 25 people come....well 12 of them were missionaries in our area but still ha it was nice to have some seats filled.
I gave him that tie that Christine Neeleman sent me and he LOVES it! PERFECT size! Little clip on green tie!
Today is transfers and Elder Salas has a 24 hour bus ride ahead of him to Trelew! I was with him for 2 transfers and not gonna lie he didn't teach me too much but the fact that he didn't speak english helped a ton haha. My new comp hasn't arrived yet so I'm with Elder Tarwater till tomorrow so that's awesome! Elder Salas did give me a River jersey and it's toooooooo sick! Brand new and my size!
I realized yeserday how hard it is going to be to leave this area! I have such amazing true friends here! Tomas, Georgina, Ramón, Eury, Ezequil, my mission leader, all the families in the ward...all the menos activos that we visit! It's going to be so hard!!!!!!!!!!!!! I could honestly stay in this area for two years and would be pumped. All mud...all ice...i literally have mud up past my knees! I can't walk out of the cabin unless I have my boots on!
So my new comp is gringo as well. Apparently i know more spanish than him so this shall be interesting when we teach the homies that don't have teeth!
Pray for Ramón if you can. He needs some encouragement to keep progressing! His spirit is so strong!
I have learned that the spirit really is everything. There are some missionaries that only teach for the numbers and I honestly feel bad for the people they teach!! I know that when we have the spirit as we teach it's Heavenly Father working through us. When we talk about His son and the incomprehensible sacrifice that he gave for each and every single person that has ever lived and will ever live we NEED to have the Spirit with us! I LOVE being a missionary for what the definition is. We represent Jesus Christ. As a member of this church we represent Jesus Christ! Service is the best way I have found to thank Him just a little.
p.s. Eury's last name is Cordero... which is Lamb in castellano....so we're cousins.
First Baptism - EURY CORDERO PEÑA
Our zone with our dope t shirts that we had made! They have our mission symbol with a temple and our names on the back!