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You guys sound busy! And two Giants games this week Wow! Mom and Zach I hope you guys had a great birthday. I was thinking about you both this week. And Madison Bumgarner hit a grandslam just for you mom haha. Good job Zach with student of the month how cool is that!
Well It was another very very busy week for us in Columbia. We were blessed to have interviews with President and Hermana Watts this week. I love them so much and I was sad because that was the last interview Im going to have with them in my mission. They are leaving at the very end of June....;( But we are going to welcome in the new President for a couple of months. His name is President Crapo from Utah. I saw a picture of him and he looks young!
We had a great start to the week finding a sweet new family L. We found them while knocking doors on Tuesday. There are five of them and they are excited to learn more.
Highlights of the week definetly were on Saturday. Probably one of the best days Ive had in my life haha. We got up at 5am to head to the temple for the sealing of F and L. It was so nice to see them It has been almost a year now haha. We went through their first session in the temple together. I will never forget when they walked into the celestial room for the first time and started to cry. I was able to give Francisco a hug and talk with them in there. There is nothing better ahhh! We then went into the sealing room and they were sealed with V, their daughter. What a powerful moment. I know that families can be together forever. What a peaceful happy doctrine that is. I love the temple and I love these people.
After getting something to eat and coming back to out area we quickly got the baptism ready for the M Family. The water was cold but the spirit strong. It was touching to hear M the grandmother bear her testimony. The Gospel blesses each and every one of our lives and it is for everyone! Young, small, mature and grown. They were confirmed on Sunday and were so happy!
On Saturday I had the rare oppourtunity to see everyone of the 5 saving ordinances that are necesary for us to return to our Father in Heaven. I know that covenants and ordinances are KEY to our salvation and happiness in this life and the next. Baptism is the start. We enter into the waters of baptism and begin our journey back to our Father. We can then receive the preisthood and enter into a holy temple to receive more knowledge and make covenants with the Lord. How grateful I am to have been baptized and to have been priviledged to enter into the temple. I love the temple and it is there where we get a sense of what Heavenly peace feels like.
News on Elder Vhe is walking great and doing just fine now. I still think and cherish the experience we had last week.
This week is called "Semana santa" here in Guatemala. They celebrate the last week of the Saviors life in many ways haha. Lots of people get the week off of work and head to the beach. You should see some of the pictures its CRAZY. I am grateful for the Saviors sacrifice. The Atonement of Jesus Christ makes up the center of our faith. His Sacrifice makes all of this possible. We can repent and feel the joy of repentance and change in our lives. I am so grateful for this. I testify that Christ desires that we repent and "come unto him". I hope we can all center our lives on his gospel. Remember what is really important in life. Please remember.
I hope you all have a great week! Have fun in Southern California! I love you guys so much and look forward to Mothers day as well!
OH Ps: One of the Elders from my zone told me that his mom has been reading the blog you have made Mom for my mission. She started reading before he went into the mission and now he is here with me hahahah Pretty cool stuff. Thanks for posting the letters.