Friday, April 24, 2015

Week 87

Hey everyone ! I'm glad to hear the week went well, and that's awesome that you were able to see Jake and talk to him for a while. I do miss him and it will be cool when we are all able to hang out again!! Everyone looks great in the pics. ...and I'm glad to see dad is feeling better! Also about what you wrote about Gage... just let him know I love him more than he even knows and that he is an amazing brother!! 

I had a good week. Nothing really exciting happened. We didn't have any meetings or activities... but what is crazy is that this next week we already start changes again!! This change has gone by sooo fast!! ...and I feel like just yesterday we were doing changes and now we have to start them again! But, what is cool is that we are going to be able to talk again!! I'm excited for mothers day and to be able to see everyone's faces again!! I miss you all lots and what is even more crazy is that this time when we talk its not "see you on christmas!" its going to be "see you in three months!" haha its gonna be crazy! Well I love you all so much! Thanks for everything!! I'll talk to you soon:) adios!

 The funny thing is that the pic actually has a meaning to it... me, elder griffin and elder lopez have all been aps and have our licenses and elder juarez "my comp" is the only one that hasnt been able to get his so we took a pic of us holding our license and he is just sitting there with a sad look on his face! haha 

Friday, April 17, 2015

Week 86

Hi everyone ! I'm glad to hear that for the most part everyone is doing good:)) ...and I hope dad is feeling better and that he doesn't stay sick for too long. I miss you all so much and love hearing from all of you!! 

I had a good week:) I got to go back to Atiquizaya!!! So I got to see some friends from another old area:) It was amazing I love seeing them all! In addition to going to Atiquizaya we also got to go to the temple and do a temple session. I LOVED it!! It's been 6 months since the last time I went, and it felt so nice! I received some answers I really needed and felt the spirit very strongly!! The weirdest part is that it was my last time going through in El Salvador and as a missionary. About 20 months ago I went through the El Salvador temple for the first time, and thought it was so beautiful. I remember President Cordon sat with me in the celestial room and than took me out and took me into the sealing room and said "Elder Baker, this is where you need to take your wife, there is no where else in the world you need to take her other than right here." ...and then he just gave me a hug and told me he loved me. 20 months later "this week"... I sat in the celestial room and just waited for everyone else to leave and then once everyone else was gone I was able to say some prayers and I felt the spirit so very strongly. Then, just like the first time I had gone through with Pres. Cordon, I left and just walked into the sealing room and my eyes filled up with tears as I thought about the words Pres. Cordon had told me almost two years ago... and I made a promise that thats where I will take my wife! The spirit I felt in that moment is the same spirit I want to have the rest of my life. 

I hope everyone has a great week. Thanks for all of the emails:) I love hearing from you all! Yes, I heard Elder Neilson is getting married!! It is weird to think that about a year ago we were comps and now he is getting married. But, I'm proud of him! Well have a great week! I'll talk to you all soon:) adios. 
elder baker

Friday, April 10, 2015

Week 85

Hello!! I'm glad to hear that you all had a good week:) I am doing great!!! The week wasnt as crazy but I loved this week so much. 1) I got to go back to Molino on iner changes and Molino is the best area I have had. While I was there on iner changes I got to go to the baptism of a family that I had worked a lot with!!  The dad just had some repentence problems so he couldn't get baptized while I was there but is a member now and I was just so lucky I got to go to the baptism!! I'll send pictures. I also got to see lots of other people I just love. So it was amazing!! When you walk into the church building, of an old area, and a little 9 year old kid yells "ELDER BAKER!!" as he runs up to give you a hug... it's a feeling you can't even describe. I loved it. 

Last night we went to a families house that we recently re-activated-- the PiƱate fam. They are a fam that doesn't have lots of money but they are soooo funny and we get along witht them soooo well!! Its the two parents and two kids one 12 year old and one 2 year old. While we were they they had bought pizza for us and brought a new investigador to teach... it was just really cool!! To re-activate them we got them married, the dad is able to use his priesthood again and the son now is getting the priesthood! It is an amazing family. 

Anyways it sounds like you all had a good week! I love and miss you all so much. Yes, I think aboout the fact I come home soon and it is a little scary! haha I don't know what to do about anything!! Clothes, school, life in general!! haha but I am very excited to see everyone again:) ...but just a little nervous to see how everything has changed... cuz to me it feels like life at home was on pause for the last two years;) I am sure I've changed a lot too, it will be a cool/fun experience:) I love you all and will talk soon!! adios. 
elder baker

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Week 84

Hello!! Well, I'm very tired because this has been a very crazy week. All week we have gotten home late... Tuesday we recieved all of the new missionaries and helped them with all of the orientation stuff and then that night we went with them to the dinner at presidents house. After they all left we stayed at the house of pres planning changes till like 11, finally got home and slept to get up at 530 to get everything ready for the changes meeting. Then all of the missionaries that were going home stayed at our house Wednesday night before they all left Thursday at 3am so they didnt sleep much... hahaha then Thursday we planned and got everything ready for the temple trip and then Friday was the temple trip. We left at 530 am and got home at 930pm... lots of running around!! haha I'm still sore!! We were just making sure everything was working right...that the teaching stations were teaching for the right amount of time and then transfering the groups... we had 1230 people there!! Then there were are 6 elders from the office, pres and his wife and us that had to run it all. It was crazy!! ...but then afterward they took us to Chilis... I might have cried I was so happy!! hahaha Just kidding but it was AMAZING!!! I'll send some pics. That pretty much it!! Conference is awesome!!! I am loving every talk. ...and yes the crazy thing is that I'll be home for the next one!! Thanks for everything. I love you all! adios.
elder baker