We are having a white Christmas this December! hahahaha Not with wonderful snow like a lot of you guys, but we were able to bring the Fernandez family into the church and enjoy the spiritual feeling of there baptisms! It was so sweet! To be honest I feel the love of our Lord and Savior every day and we are receiving so many blessings! We are also progressing a lot with another investigator who will be baptized this Saturday as well! Then it’s off to work for the great year of 2016. How crazy is that?
Well I’m so stoked too hear that my little brother is going to Japan this week! I pray that the Lord will bless him in this adventure for the next little while. I remember the plane ride to Chile and the language changed on the announcements over the intercom when we crossed into Mexico and I almost passed out. hahahahaha I was so worried. But the mission has made me a person who can adapt and change depending on what the Lord wants from me. This is incredible to think of because really a missionary does not have a house for two years, and if you cant adjust then it makes everything so much harder! I feel so blessed to know that I have been given this great gift while I have been on my mission, what great blessings.
How can someone love so much? It’s hard to explain the love that a missionary can feel towards his investigators and the members! I love the Fernandez family so much and I cant even begin to describe the countless experiences that we have felt with them. I was given the honor of baptizing Hermana Macarena. After we took like a million pictures we heard great talks and then we made our way down into the font. It was awesome to see Juan Carlos get baptized first, then they shut the doors and I entered and helped Macarena down into the water, she glowed, she was smiling and I felt as if I was swelling with light. As I helped her into the warm water "yes we did have warm water this time!" the doors opened and we saw faces, some crying, some with smiles and some with awe. As I closed my eyes to baptize her I could not help it but all my emotions came out and as teared up I baptized that wonderful mother and that family without a doubt will be sealed into the temple. They are so amazing! Afterwards they shared their feelings and it was amazing! The next day they got confirmed and it was amazing to see them so happy!
I decided that the best thing a missionary could do is find families.
So I will spend this Christmas here with Elder Swindler, we are pretty stoked and we will have a bunch of fun! We have a great view of the bay at our house and so we will be able to see the fireworks for the New Year this year! yaaaaaaaaaaaa! So that will be cool, I think the 14 of January will start my last change, so we will see how that one goes. My companion has been here six months but it is really weird to end your mission as a zone leader. So who knows what will happen
The streets have been peaceful and we feel really well walking around, I don’t have any more allergies so that’s nice.