the Marañons got baptized!!! It was sooo cool. Elder Velàzquez came down with special permision to be able to baptize Sister Marañon and I baptized Brother Marañon. and it was sweet! The spirit was so strong there and the next Sunday there were 3 confirmations in the reunion of the sacrament and it was super powerful, cus after that everyone got up and just shared not stories or anecdotes or things like that but there straight up testimony of the church and the gospel of our Savior. They were short powerful testimonies that added so much to the spirit...it was great.
after the baptism on Saturday the Marañons had us all come over for lunch, there were 6 missionaries there (the 4 from here and Velàzques and his comp) and we ate a ton and shared stories and all that and then had a lesson afterwards, it was a sweet lesson and Sister Marañon was just so happy the whole time.
It is the very best feeling to be able to see not only the atonement affect the life of someone else but to be able to be a part of a perfect act being an imperfect person and being able to help someone apply the atonement in there life...maybe that doesn’t make a lot of sense for some of you but I am no good at explaining just how it feels to be in such a great work...its sooo humbling of the natural man and uplifting of the spirit.
and the work doesn’t stop there, Brother Marañon is going to be going on exchanges with us to go and teach his dad who lives in Hermatage...he is a heavy drinker and for that is separated from his mom and he wants so much that his dad has the gospel in his life...
also we are keep teaching a bunch of ppl. a half member family the Hernandezes and Viki Bescerril and her family and a bunch of ppl...
but I did want to share with you because you always want to hear about life here. corned beef? I never knew that was a poly thing... Elder Ika got sent to him corned beef from New Zealand and he decided to make a original Tongan meal for the Ortegas (we haven’t seen them all week due to the fact that lil Abraham had pneumonia and Sister Ortega didn’t want anything to slow down the "cosecha de mormones" or the mormon harvest ...haha) but we went and had yuka in coconut milk and corned beef and rice dinner with the Ortegas...but when Elder Ika was cooking the corned beef I had the most strongest reminder of being in Grandma and Grandpa Richardson’s house and eating that there...haha it was sweet...then I remembered that Grandpa and Grandma Gordon helped build the New Zealand Temple, right? and that Uncle Lance used to do the haka from New Zealand...and I think I made the connection...because I haven’t eaten corned beef in any other house than mine...haha.
Anway it was a good week, the new year was fun, we got together as a zone and watched Chicken Little and played volleyball and soccer, and ate good food. It was fun.
I love you guys tons I hope that you all have a wonderful week.
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