Monday, November 24, 2014

Week 66

Hello!! Well, I'm doing good:) I'm sorry for not sending you very many pictures... I'll send some today!! ...and we took our christmas picture:) so that will make you happy mom!! 

Anyways.. DELMY GOT BAPTIZED!! It was amazing, the blessing that will be for their family is amazing. Her husband is a member that was in-active... but now they are both members and in a year they will be able to go to the temple together!! So that was awesome. I will send the pic of the baptism too. 

Other than that I can't believe how fast this week went!! Elder Toledo goes home on Wednesday... he is excited but also very nervous!!  I can't even imagine how he feels, that will be very weird when that day comes! But he is doing good! I will be staying in my area with a new comp and I will know who it is on Wednesday. So that will be weird, me and Elder Toledo did a lot here in Molino... but I know the Lord has more things in store for me and my new comp! In our area we have two baptism dates for December 13th! It is the mom and sister of Miguel (our convert that got baptized like two weeks ago). They started listening to us after the baptism of Miguel and now they will be baptized and Miguel will baptize them!! That will be a very cool experience for that family! Well thats pretty much it for this week. I'm glad Riggs is excited to turn 12 and that he will be ordained on Sunday!! I will be thinking of him all day long! I am sure he looks great in his new suit! 

oh and mom I got the package!!! Thank you so much. I loved the letters... and all of the stuff that was in it! I love you all so much and can't wait to talk on christmas.. adios!!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Week 65

Hello! Well, I guess I will start by saying I can't believe that Riggs is turning 12!!! He is going to be a deacon... that's crazy. But, I'm so proud of him for being such a great young man! 

I also can't believe that it is now "Elder" Carder!! I am also very proud of him for getting out on the mission! I know it wasn't easy for him but now its so cool to know that NOTHING that he did before matters... he is a new person and represents Christ!! What a blessing it will be for him and his family!! well everyone looks like they had a good week:) Riggs and Jace went camping, Jordan left, Riggs is getting ready for his b day!! I'm just happy to hear that everyone is doing good!! 

I'm great:) We did have a baptism this week!! It was Roberto, so i will send you the pic of his baptism!! But it was awesome and he is going to be a great member of the church! Delmy is still getting ready to get baptized, she has a couple of doubts but I know she will be ready!! 

Something kind of  funny is that Pedro, our recent convert,  wants to learn the hymns! So he put them on a memory card and plays them while he is working... haha his job a a bus driver, so everyone on the bus listens to them too!!  So that is one way to share the gospel:) 

Everyone here is doing good! We are still getting the house all ready for Christmas...the tree and lights and stuff! Last p-day we decorated the tree while listening to Christmas music! Just like at home:) But what's weird is that my comp is now starting his last week in the mission!! He is excited but also very nervous! He doesn't sleep very well at night... but he says he is doing ok:) 

Thats pretty much is for this week!! Thanks for the emails, and have a great week:) adios. 
elder baker

Monday, November 10, 2014

Week 64

Hola!! I can't believe Jordan is already leaving... I am so happy for him. He is going to love it and I'm excited to get pictures of his setting apart. 

That is awesome that the Cardinals are doing so good!! I haven't seen them do super good since the one year they went to the Super Bowl and lost to the Steelers... that was a very sad game. But, I'm happy to hear that they are doing good!!! 

I love the idea of teaching everyone how to snowboard for Christmas!! Just make sure they all have patience and don't get mad or upset easily and I think it will be super cool if they all learn how!! I am also happy to hear that dad was able to go to church again and that he was able to teach the lesson! 
I loved that talk too. So I'm sure it was a great lesson!! 

We are doing good here!! We had two baptisms this week! Oswaldo and Miguel... I will send pics! It was an awesome baptism. And they loved it!! Right now the two baptism dates we have are Delmy, and a guy named Roberto. The dates are for this Saturday and the next Saturday.  

What is really good is that we are still healthy!! The rain season is ending... so now its just getting really dusty and still hot, its always hot, but now its just a little bit more dry. So everything is good here!! 

We are getting the house ready for Christmas;) We actually have a big tree, lights... its going to be fun!! Thanks for the letters, and i love you all!! adios.
elder baker

Monday, November 3, 2014

Week 63

Hello!! Well I am glad to hear the week was good for everyone! Halloween looked like everyone had fun! I can't believe its been a year since last halloween.. time flys!! but anyway everyone looked great!! That is a little sad that Jace's last football game was on the 31st so he wasn't able to do anything for halloween!! But, Im sure he was somewhat ok with it!! I am also very glad to hear that we are back into the tradition of carving pumpkins every year cuz it has been a while!! Now I just have to make sure that we dont get out of the tradition of buying real christmas trees every year!!
hahaha anyways.. im doing good!! 

We actually had a really cool week! The temple was amazing!! I cant tell you how much I love it there!! We had a really cool lesson with an inv. named Delmy... she is the wife of a less active member that we found just looking for new people to teach! We didn't even know he was a member till the end off the first lesson about 2 weeks ago! Anyways they went to church with us last week and when we went back this week we started teaching and she said she had liked church but that its just not for her... and that she just likes her church! We started to talk to her about the spirit and the role it plays in the conversion and she told us she had had a dream that she lost her baby daughter and that it was very hard for her and she didnt know where to look and in her dream we showed up telling her we could find her daughter and we did! So she told us that she had taken that as somewhat of an answer to her prayers cuz we teach that families can be together forever but the world says we loose our kids after we die! We shared some personal experiences and testimoies and the spirit was very strang and then she just started crying... she told us she didnt know why but she just felt so happy even then in that moment she realized our church is true and that would mean changing churches! She chose to be baptized on the 14th of this month. Now we will be able to help activate and less active and baptize his wife! What a blessing for that family. 

Well other than that the week was good!! Today we did a super cool hike to a big cross on top of a mountain, and on Saturday we did some service moving big rocks!! Lets just say... never seen Churanchulas before, and I hope to never see them again!! They are spiders literally bigger than your hand. hahaha 

Well I love you all so much and have a good week!!
elder baker