Monday, October 8, 2012

Conference Weekend/Bautizona!!!/Mon 10/8/2012 3:59 PM

Oh boy was this week a good one. So to start off, we didn't go to the pyramids. Since we had a baptism at like 4 last week, we didn't have enough time to go to the pyramids, so instead we spent the day around here in Santiago actually preparing for the week, so we got our shoes shined, and man did I feel like a boss haha. So the baptism was way awesome! Their names are Alberto, the father, Emilio, the son, and Elizet, the mom. Elder LeFevre and his old companion found them about 8 or 9 weeks ago now, so we have been working with them since the first day I got here, and boy was it a lot of work. First, we had to get them married, which is what took so long. His mom wanted to keep waiting and waiting, finally Alberto said this is enough, we are getting married this week, which was awesome! So we had their baptism date set for last Sunday and everything, and low and behold they don't show. So we go over to his house and like 6 to go talk to him and bring him to the church to be baptized, but he wasn't there, and my comp. wasn't about to just let him go, so we spent the next 2 hours trying to find them,and it turned out they were in the house the whole time, but just couldn't come to the door because his son was super sick. So he let us in, and he had some weird dudas (doubts),like why are there 12 oxen under the baptismal fount in the temple and what not, so we spent 2 hours almost resolving everything and trying to get him to go to the church, but he said that the next day would be best. Well, we go to pick him up the next day (last p day), bring his family to the church, and get the cloths for them, and then he thought it would be funny to pull a prank on my comp. (because honestly he is such a worry wort, it is kinda funny at times) and said that he didn't want to get baptized. Ya that, I'm pretty sure, scared the poop out of Elder Lefevre. Anyways, we were able to finally baptize him, and it was so awesome for him. Bishop gave the talk at the beginning, and he talked about all of the doubts that he had the night before, and you could just see in Alberto´s eyes that everything made sense to him. It was so awesome!

So the bautizona thing....well our zone was the most baptizing zone in the entire mission for the month of September, with a total of 57 baptisms and 58 confirmations,and i guess this is the second month in a row. It really is amazing to see how much the Lord has been blessing us because of our hard work, seriously I'm pretty sure we work harder than any other mission that I know of. It truly is so awesome to be apart of this amazing work here, for all of you that are thinking about going out that can now go (*cough* Siera and Mackenzie*), it is the most amazing thing you can do in your life and for your life.
Now on to general conference! Well so first off, since we have so much work to do, we weren't able to watch any of the sessions on Saturday, including priesthood, but I did find out about the big news from one of the members, and I was totally blown away, you should have seen my face! It is SO amazing!! On Sunday we brought a family to the  morning session that hopefully are going to get baptized this next Sunday, but we had to watch the session in Spanish so I didn't get a whole lot out of it, but the second session we got to in English, so i got to watch Bednars talk. anywho, my main question and request at this time is if you can have some one, like you or grandma, send me a different talk through dearelder, because it costs me 1 peso per sheet to print, once a week so I can read them and study them, that wuld be great.

Well, that is all for this week, I love you all so much!! Thank you for writting me emails letters, and remember the promptings you recieved during conference, they will bless your life beyond conprehension, only if you follow them.

Elder Noel :)

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