Three amazing children of God are now members of this perfect church!
Adriana, who is 15 years old, was a reference from a member. She's kind of an intimidating girl at first, but once you start to get to know her, she's the sweetest. She's being such a good example to her family. It's been so fun to see her testimony grow so much and see a little bit more light and happiness enter into her life through this gospel.
Marilin was a contact on the street, and wow, this lady is incredible. She had been searching her whole life for the truth, and the first time she went to church, she knew she had found it. In all my 8 months in the mission, Marilin is probably the most prepared person I have met.
And Jose Alberto. He was a reference from the sons of our bishop. He's only 11 but I truly think the influence of this church and his friends in this church are going to help him so much. His dad is always drinking, his home life is just kind of jacked up, but he's found so much happiness through the gospel and through the ward family.
Preparing a baptism for three is pretty stressful already but even more so when you're filling the baptismal font, and the dirtiest water comes out. Like with long worm-type things just swimming around. It was so gross. We got most of the bugs out before anyone saw them, but I'm sure there were still a few haha. So yeah, they didn't get the luxury of a nice, clean font like most people these days. But they got an experience more like the one of Jesus Christ being baptized in river water. so i guess that's cool.
But really, it was an incredible night and all three of them were just so happy afterwards. The spirit was so strong and once again it just testified to me that without a doubt this is the church that Jesus Christ established and that this is the baptism that our heavenly father intended us to have. There just isn't another way. The power and authority of God is in this church.