Letter 15: "Roses and sunshine"

Sonsonate, El Salvador
April 20, 2011

"Like yesterday"
So i know this probably comes as a shock to you all, but not every day in the mission is roses and sunshine (well here the sun is literally always shining). we have Horrible-rotten-no-good-very-bad days....like yesterday! :)

So we had 3 baptisms scheduled for this week...but all of them fell through.

1) Lisett-
Lisett has decided that she doesn´t have any desire to be baptized. she knows everything, she doesn´t have any problems with the commandments and she knows she needs to be baptized. but she has no desire...she feels like she has to read and pray more to have a firm testimony, we think she just doesn´t want to commit.

We know she knows its true, but she has yet to feel it. so in our last lesson we had her pray and then think and there was complete silence until she said the date that she´s going to be baptized...i felt like Ammon waiting to hear the response from King Lamoni! it wasn´t a full hour before she responded...more like ten minutes, but it was excruciating! anyway. the baptisimal date is for the 25th of April.

Thank you for your prayers on that front, we are going to need them for a bit longer though!

2) Yeldy-
Yeldy is the exact opposite of Lisett...she is like a little girl...very innocent! she has all the desire in the world to be baptized but doesn´t understand anything we teach. for example.

Yesterday. before a person gets baptized they need to attend sacrament meeting for at least two sundays. she came last sunday and loved it and has come to every activity that we invite her to.

This sunday she was going to go to church in the morning and be baptized at 2...we called her in the morning to wake her up and had a member of the relief society go to pick her up...but somehow she didn´t get to church...we went searching for her after church and she was chillin' in her house...we asked what happened and she said..no i didn´t come this morning, but at 2 oclock i´ll be there!...she had no idea...

Its hard to explain but you get the point. she doesn´t get it...but her desire is there and we are going to work for next week

3) Eric-
Eric is chosen by God to be baptized and although we didn´t get our miracle of his baptism yesterday i know that this week there is going to be a bigger miracle for him! and he´s going to be baptized this week!

Just know this
i have run out of time and can´t explain all about our Horrible-rotten-no-good-very-bad day... just know I know that this Gospel is true! the Lord lives and he is going to come...we just need to prepare ourselves...the small decisions we make every day determine our preparedness...are you prepared?

I love you, God Loves you. what else really matters?

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