We are in the eleventh month of the year! Woot!
Just a note, my next p-day will be on a Tuesday because of the transfer next week. So I will only respond next Tuesday!
Thanks for your e-mails and your Photos about Halloween! Halloween here was just a normal day, but we bought a bunch of candy and ate until we were sick! I love American traditions! After we came home we did some costume fun with sheets and shirts LOL I got to be a ninja using a t-shirt and Elder Neilson was a Ghost using a bed sheet! Good times! Best costume ever!
So this week was great! We had our 3rd baptism of a potential priesthood holder! His name is Rafael and he is 20 years old! He reminds me a lot of Zach Law. He is brilliant; he remembers everything we taught perfectly! But he always shows up about 20-30 minutes late to our lessons in the church. Every day that we taught him i got super stressed after 5 minutes waiting for him. I always thought stuff like. “Something happened, he is totally going to flake, someone said something, he is avoiding us…” I get super stressed… We went to teach him on Saturday and couldn’t get a hold of him. We were fasting that everything would go right with his baptism. After hours of trying to talk to him, I was close to losing hope on him. But, as we were walking in the street he flagged us down from his car and we got to teach him after all that day and he was super excited for his baptism. He always pulled through! I need to relax sometimes; I guess and trust people more. His baptismal meeting was the best one I have seen in a while. The bishop talked, the ward mission leader gave some great comments, and there was a special musical number from the youth in the ward. Elder Sales got wet! I love the spirit that fills the room after a good baptism, it is super cool and gratifying to feel that spirit confirm that God is happy with the work we have been doing! Now we are going after the rest of his family including his 2 parents and 7 younger siblings!
We have filled up the font every week for this last transfer. Miracles have been flooding for our obedience and our dedication. Those are the keys for missionary success!
I never really had a super strong testimony of the fast, but this fast Sunday strengthened my faith that fasting works! The Lord Lives and Loves us! He is willing to bless us. The only thing is that he can’t bless us unless we are obedient to his commandments. That is the truth!
Have a Great week world!
A fé é tudo!
Elder Topper Yost