This picture is taken right outside of our new apartment!!
Another amazing thing that happened is Abiu Espinal was baptized!!! Abiu is 9 years old and his parents and sister were already members before he was baptized. His parents felt that he wasn't mature enough to be baptized a year ago when we turned 8 years old, but right as I arrived to this arrive they felt that Abiu was now ready to be baptized. He patiently waited for a whole month as we went through all of the lessons with him; and, every single lesson he asked us to count down the hours to his baptism. Watching Abiu come out of the water with the biggest smile on his face and watching him jump up and down in the water was the best thing to see. He received the gift of the Holy Ghost and was confirmed as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints yesterday! I am so grateful for the opportunity to be here and to have been able to teach Abiu.
I continue to be amazed at his understanding and love for this gospel, even at such a young age. I love him so much and I can't wait to continue to visit with him and teach him some more :) Because of the fact that everyone in his family are members now, they can be sealed in the temple!!! So, we are going to be working with them and helping them prepare to enter the temple! This family just inspires me and I love them so much.
Hermana Davis, Me, Hermano Espinal, Abiu,
Selfie with Abiu right after he was baptized. Gotta love the peace sign hah
Just a video of how Abiu was feeling! He was so excited afterwads! He just kept jumping around everywhere! SO PRECIOUS!
I love this area so much! So many great things are happening here. The members are AWESOME. Yesterday, we had 5 investigators come to church. All of these investigators are friends that the members in our ward just invited to come to church. So, we are really pumped and excited to be able to teach some of them and get to know them better.
Saturday was just an amazing day, because (besides Abiu's baptism) we got to watch the Women's Session of General Conference!! I loved all of the talks. I feel like all of them had a very specific theme that really stood out to me: remember who we are and where we come from. We are all sons and daughters of a loving Heavenly Father. Before this life, we lived with Him. We chose to come here to this earth hoping and earning to live with Him again. I am so glad that we do not have to go through this life blindly! I love what Elder Henry B. Eyring said in his talk:"you will at times have your faith challenged by Satan; it happens to all disciples of Jesus Christ your defense against these attacks is to keep the Holy Ghost as your companion. The spirit will speak peace to your soul. He will urge you forward in faith. He will bring back the memory of those times when you felt the light and the love of Jesus Christ." This life can be really difficult at times and we may find ourselves in very foggy places, but I know that as long as we continually remember who were are, where we came from, why we are here, and where we are going, that life will be so much brighter and happier!! Yesterday in church a member gave a talk and she said something that I loved. She said, "I'm so grateful I'm not a rock." haha. Hey, we aren't rocks. I think it's wonderful that we can learn, grow, progress, and become better. I know that we all have a divine identity and divine potential, and I know that as we continually search for truth and light that we will feel of God's love that He has for us!!! Ok, sorry for my long rant. I just love this gospel so much and it makes me so happy!!!
I hope you all have a wonderful week! Don't forget who you really are and that you are loved so much. I love you all (les quiero muchiiiissssiiimo). Also, don't forget that Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, love you all SO much more!!
ok. This is sister Curry.
ALL OF THE HERMANAS IN ONE PLACE! This hasn't happened in a very long time. All of the Hermanas got switched up, so all of us ended up at transfers together. It was so fun to see everyone and previous companions
We went out to lunch with Bro Pietsch with
Hermana Davis, Sister Vallaincourt (she loves bunnies) and Hermana Duvall