Monday, August 8, 2016

Elias' baptism and a visit to the temple

Hola Mama!
Todo tranquilo pa, I`m glad that you are all doing good and had a good first week of school, and you are enjoying the Olympics, it would be cool to see Paraguay win a medal, I haven`t seen any advertising for the Olympics yet here. Glad to hear other young men will be serving missions, I don`t know those guys, but I`m sure that they will learn a lot. 

I had an awesome week with a lot of great experiences.  On Saturday in the morning I had the privilege of going with a convert of my first area in Paraguari named Felicita to go to the temple. I went with my trainer Elder Chalco because with him we baptized her. She went to the temple to recieve her endowments. It was such an awesome experience, and we saw her son Josue who we also baptized, he went to do baptisms in the temple. I was physically exhausted after an we had to make it back quickly for Elias`s baptism because it was the same day! We got back an hour before the baptism started and we had a great service, a lot of members showed up and supported Elias. His Mom Leonida, who is also an investigator, came and was crying and thanking the branch for the support for her family, I think it was one of the most spiritual baptismal services I have had in my mission.
And, on Sunday, we had 6 investigators come to church! A family came that we had found earlier on in the week, the grandma and the dad are baptized, but the mom and the son aren`t. The grandma can`t walk very well but she made the effort and they all came to church! They are very humble and willing to listen to our message, and we have plans for their wedding and baptism this 27th of August!
All in all a great week, we are seeing the fruits of our labors, with obedience and patience, I am seeing the blessings we have received and can receive from the Lord. I am doing great, I hope you are all well too. Brenda is going to be baptized this week, right before the meetings on Sunday because most of the leaders have an activity on Saturday, so we`ll see how it all goes.
Thanks for the emails and pictures Mom! Always praying for you and the family, have an awesome week! Go U.S.A.!!!!!!!!!
Elder Spiro

Burning trash in the backyard

With Elder Chalco and Josue at the Asuncion temple

Visiting the temple with his trainer and converts from his first area

Elias' baptism 8/6/16

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