Well, Remember how Christ was rejected at the end of his mission? We got a taste of that this week. But i guess its fine. Just a part of the mission. Soon it will all be over and we will live happily.
Remember Amada and Francisco and how we were super excited for them to get baptized this week? We went EVERYDAY this week and they were suppeerrr excited for their baptism. We had taught them everything and they were reading the D and C and they had bought a perscription for the Liahona. They were so ready. We even planted a tree for them in their yard because they were like we want somthing to remember you guys! So adorable right?
Well this Thursday we went, the day before their baptism. We had planned everything and it was going to be the baptism of the year. We asked young men to baptize them, had the stake president talking. EVERYTHING to plan it better so something like Allissons baptism didnt happen again.We go there and they are like we have good news and bad news. The bad news is that we arent getting baptized. We thought that they were joking but they werent. We were like why what happened? And they began to tell us that they had already been baptized and they dont believe in the BOM, stuff they told us the first day we met them. We were like hermanos! We have been OVER this. A THOUSAND TIMES! THEN they had the NERVE to tell us that we were decieved and we were decieving the people because the BOM is a false book. At this part hermana durham got mad and may or may not have raised her voice a bit. I wasnt mad about it. I bore my testimony that sometimes the devil tries to bring us down right before we do something good. For instance, before my mission i had a ton of problems, BUT. We cant let him win,, just like Joseph Smith didnt let him win in the sacred garden. And i said. “The devil is winning. And youre letting him.”
One thing i have learned on my mission is to be direct with people. Not rude. But direct. THEY NEED TO HEAR THAT THIS IS THE TRUTH! I FOR SURE WOULD NOT BE IN THIS COUNTRY IF I DIDNT KNOW THIS WAS TRUE! BELIEVE ME! I LOVE AMERICA AND WOULDNT BE HERE IF IT WASNT FOR THE FACT THAT THIS IS THE TRUTH!!!!!!!!!
So then we kept testifying and they were still like no, we arent getting baptized. We invited them to pray again and we would call them in the morning. We called them on Friday, the day of their baptism, and they were like still no. So we said okay fine. and hung up. They literally tore out our hearts, threw them on the ground, stompted on them, and then spit on them. I was really upset until i realized….
that was only a millionth of what Jesus Christ felt when he was rejected. So i know everything will be okay. I know its agency and i need to respect that, just like God respects our agency. Sigh. Also, one day Amada and Francisco will get baptized, they just need to realize their mistake and then accept Christ. The Relief Society Pres thinks that it has something to do with money. Their other church threathened them or bribed them with money. Sigh.
But life will go on. 2 more weeks. Also Meet the Mormons changes lives. Lupita Bocanegra and her family have come to church 2 times in a row and they are totally reactivating. She talked to the bishop to start the process to go to the temple. SO….good things do happen:) We had an activity this week to watch it in the ward and it was a good turnout. We had about 70 people come. Which is good considering that about 100 come to church everyweek.
We had interviews with President this week. He and Sister Avila are the literal best. I LOVE THEM. THey answered some questions i was having about the after life of the mission and now im super excited to start my journey. Yay! Yay for revelation and yay for the GOSPEL! Its the only way people! THE ONLY WAY!
This week im just saying. THE CHURCH IS TRUE! SO SO SO TRUE! Im NOT decieved. IM NOT BRAINWASHED. I know its true because i prayed about it. I live the gospel and IM A LOT happier living it than when i wasnt. People. I invite you. If you havent prayed about the gospel, if you havent gotten a testimony, and if you dont know its true for sure. I INVITE YOU TO PRAY! and i promise. YOU WILL GET AN ANSWER. You just have to be willing. and pray with a sincere desire and intent. Moroni 10:3-5
I love you all. I dont have pictures because this computer doesnt have the hook up to send them. #Mexico But next week. I have some legit photos from the grutas, which are caves that we went to last week.
AND!!!! Drumroll pleeeasseeeeeeeeee…..
My current location in IGUALA!!! We are going to visit our old areas here. SO EXCITED!!!
Have a great week!