Monday, February 3, 2014

The Blanco Family's Special Day

 this week the rest of Blanca's children that were eligible for baptism got baptized. Jennifer the 13 year old prayed about it and knew that is what she needed to do. That strengthened my testimony because i know that, when someone truly wants to know what to do about any hard decision, heavenly Father will help you if you trust him. Jose the 8 year old told us he wanted to, but when we went ot go teach them about the word of wisdom and tithing he had a bad day and didn't even want to look at us and said he did want to anymore, we were sad.  That night we helped make the programs for the baptisms and assigning people their jobs, we told the branch presidency that was there that jose changed his mind and Hermano Curay was surprised as we told him that he seemed like he hated us. he said that jose loved him and was super nice to him, because the Curay family is really involved in their fellow shipping so this family really loves them. he offered to come to a lesson with us with him tomorrow so that he can teach him. The next day he toook a break from worka nd came to teach the son with us, but when we got there he told my companion and i that he wants to get baptized, we were all jumping for joy.

the next little angel that got baptized is Luz Elena she is 9 years old :)

We went to Deseret Industries to go shopping for the Blanco family so they can have church clothes , the bishop filled out an order for them. we got permission to go and it was so fun. Choosing clothes for a family of 8 is no easy task, especially when each one gets 4 different outfits, it was fun tho i was like super women, the best part is that each piece of clothing is only 3-4 dollars! JEnny the oldest did not like the idea of wearing skirts and said that she never will, so my companion and I prayed a lot so that she will change her mind and.......MIRACLES..... happen, she loved the clothes we chose out for her and we committed her to wear it to her baptism that night, they all wore their new clothes and don't they look amazing!!!

Last night we had a great miracle happen, we were working with this eternigator that has been coming to church faithfully for 4 years and didn't to let some things go, so we dropped him and even though he called us every night so we can come teach him and go out to eat with him ( he is our Grandpa) and as much as we wanted to because he is so fun and funny , we couldn't because we knew he will never get baptized if we did, tough love i know. 
last night we talked about baptism again.. and he said he want to and so he finally be following the example of Jesus Christ. He is the best!

yesterday during fast and testimony meeting , we were all sitting together and when it was open for people to come up , iwas encouraging the girls to go up there, they really wanted to but hesitated to becaue they were too shy, they asked me what a testimony was and i told them it is telling someone how you know the gospel is true how it helps your life. you can also share how you feel after you got baptized , so they followed me up and so did my companion, we both went first and then the girls her mother had been out in hte foyer with her baby and when she heard my voice she came inside, ans when her daughters bore their testimony she started to cry, she was touched by those simple yet powerfull testimonies. They are such great examples, and it proves that they were so happy and wanted to share it with others! I had to thank all the members for helping us in this work, for if it wasn't for them we wouldn't be having any success.
today we woke up early to go help her family make tamales so she can save some money for her rent this month,  it was fun! as we were all making them, their grandma who lives there sometimes told us that janet the 11 year old said " when i grow up i am going to be a missionary" she empahzized that she didn't say i want to be a missionary, she had already made up her mind that she will be one. you could not belive the joy we felt!!! what a blessing! 

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