I can't believe that this will be my last email I send out as a missionary.
It still doesn't really feel real. Ahh, but God blessed me with a really
good last week. A REALLY good week. But it was really busy so it went by
way too fast.
First of all Rafeal was baptized!! It was probably the least smooth baptism
of my whole mission haha but it was good he was really happy and that's all
that matters. While the last person was giving the talk all of a sudden we
heard a "gulp gulp gulp." (That's supposed to be a draining sound.) So
Hermana Shannon, Johnson and I booked it into the bathroom to check on the
water and it was only like halfway filled! It had been slowly leaking the
whole time! So we started to freak out a little bit and everyone in the
room could hear us apparently because Obispo came in to check on us and ask
what was going on. Well I was trying to distract him because in the
meantime Hermana Shannon took off like half of her clothes and was diving
in the baptismal font to try to plug the drain again hahaha. Oh man, it was
the funniest thing ever. We were laughing our heads off and saying, "This
would happen to us for our last baptisms." So we had to fill up the font
again and while we were doing that they sang songs in the other room to
wait for us. Luckily God was looking out for us and the font only took
about 20 minutes to fill up instead of like 45. Also Rolando and Rafeal are
both pretty short so we didn't have to fill it up as high :) haha But after
that everything else went smoothly and they were both baptized.
Do yall remember Rolando? Hermana Andrus and I taught him while we were in
Channelview together then he moved to Hermana Shannons area? Well he was
baptized yesterday with Rafael so that was really cool too because I got
to be there for both :)
In other news Hermana Bonar had to get surgery on her foot this week so we
had to drive all the way to Port Arthur on Friday! Perla took us so that
was fun. I enjoyed talking to her. They are doing really well and they are
still excited to prepare to enter the temple in a little less than a year
I just want to leave you all with my testimony. I know that this Church is
true. I know that through obedience we find true happiness. No one is
perfect and we all make mistakes but through the atonement we can be
cleansed. Jesus Christ lives and he is our Savior. God loves us more than
we can imagine. We are literally his children. The Book of Mormon is true.
In its pages we can find peace and patience in trials. It was written just
for us. Families are forever. I love this gospel, I love God and Jesus
Christ and I love all of you. Thank you for all of your support these 18
months. Nothing I can say can express how grateful I am. Happy Birthday
Hermana San Juan
P.S. See you soon :)
I love this family. #Guzmans
We took Rafeal to dinner.
Hermana Johnson, Katelyn, Rafeal, Hermana Bonar
Doing our Laundry
Hermana Bonar had a good time drawing on my legs. haha
Hermana Bonar tried to fit as much stuff as she could in my hair. ahha
[Katelyn also sent pictures of the following, but for some reason they are not coming through to me.]
#1 Service at the food bank!#2 A great picture that Katy took of me??#3 Obispo and his wife#1 Rolando Got baptized!#2 Best refrescaria ever!!#3 President Pomeroy#4 After the surgery!