Monday, January 16, 2012

More Marriages and Baptisms!

Well so this week was again a pretty great week for the work down here in Mexico! Except for we did have a couple heartbreak situations! I will start with the good news! We figured everythijng out with the matrimony of Sara and Jesus. They were married on Wednesday and then she was baptized on Saturday and confirmed on Sunday. What a great week! After her baptism, we did a sweet bonfire for all of our recent converts and we bought hot dogs and marshmallows to roast over the fire. Everyone had a really awesome time! I will try to send some photos of the baptism and the fire and everything. Sara is extremely happy and is doing great in the church, as well as her son Allan, who was baptized a week ago! Bishop just called him to be the first counselor in the priest quorum, which he is way excited about! He really loves everything about the gospel and is getting ready to leave on the mission next year! Sara's son Roman is a little bit more serious and isn't really too sure about a baptism, but we are going to talk to him some more this week.

Well so now to the tough part of the week. We were teaching Maria on Wednesday night and we taught her the law of chastity for the second time. After teaching, I asked her if she has any questions or doubts about what we had taught her and she said no, that everything is fine. So i committed her to live the law of chastity after i asked her if she had any problems with it and her answer was that everything is good. Ok so then my comp said SO you have been married civilly right? And she said "no! Is that going to be a problem?" Yes that is a problem! haha. She has like 30 years with her "husband" and 8 kids and has never been married! I almost died! So we will be working with them, too, on a way that we can marry them this week so she can be baptized! We will just have to see how it all goes! I guess she didnt really understand the law of chastity the first 2 times I taught it to her! haha. As for Bizmar, he doesn't really have the desire and hasn't received his answer to prayer yet, so we are still working with him.

SO this week we lost two complete days of work in order to go down to the state of Mexico to marry Sara and Jesus, so the week was a little bit slow, and we didn't have too much time in our area. However, we did bring some new people to church on Sunday. They were some of the people who contacted me in the street and they are really cool people, so we will see how they progress, as well. Everything is going great though, and i am still loving my area. Things are still looking up, however our leaders got a little bit mad at us because of the baptisms that fell through this week, but hey I am working for the Lord and not for them! haha.

Oh and to answer your question mom, yeah we see President quite a bit! We are going to have a conference this week with him. It is usually about every six weeks that we see him and the assistants! I hope all is going well with each of you! I Love you all so much and miss you too!

Elder Holmes

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