This week was really great and as you can all see from the pics the baptisms went through, and they were amazing! I got the chance to baptize Plinio and Lila and it was really amazing because ive been teaching them for so long and have gotten so close to them. the best part about the baptismal service was in the part when they both had a couple of minutes to share their testimonies with everyone. usually when people just get baptized they have problems sharing their testimony and stuff, but what they shared was amazing. they told everyone how they are truly going to try and follow Christ now that they are baptized and are going to do everything they can to keep the comandments and be great members of the church. they also shared how they are truly greatful for us missionaries that have been coming to their house for the last 3 months, and they finished by saying very powerfully, ``i know that this is the true church.`` i was holding back tears at this point. then, the next day they were confirmed members of the church in front of almost 70 people which is double what we had 3 months ago. miracles are going on right now here, and literally all the members that havent came for a long time are coming back and everyone is really excited again to come back and participate. its been the hardest thing ever here in Juliaca, but after months of hard work we are really seeing results!
love you all Elder Anderson!
|Lila and Plinio|