Wow, this was one of the craziest weeks of my mission! But definitely one of the most rewarding.
Last week, our investigator Jhoan decided he wanted to get baptized. We invited him to be baptized on December 6th and he accepted. We knew that teaching him everything he needed to know before the 6th was a huge goal considering we had only visited him 2 or 3 times before. But we had faith and kept moving forward.
We visited Jhoan every day this week. Each day a challenge was put in our way that made it look as if we wouldn’t be able to make it to Jhoans appointment, but every day a miracle happened that made it possible. I know that everything worked out the way it did this week because God made it possible.
Jhoan is so prepared to be baptized. I have never taught someone who has such an incredible understanding of the gospel, and a desire to follow Christ. Since I have known Jhoan, I have seen him change for the better as he has accepted His Savior and put into practice His teachings. Maybe it’s cheesy to say, but there is a light in his eye that wasn’t there before.
I am blessed to have the privilege of knowing Jhoan and being a messenger of the gospel of Jesus Christ. He is such a wonderful example. When I asked him why he thought he should obey certain commandments, he said without a pause, “Well, we should follow ALL of Gods commandments…always.”
I cannot wait for this Saturday when I will watch him follow Christ by entering the waters of baptism and making a covenant with his Heavenly Father. I am also grateful for Jhoan´s friends who through their words and deeds introduced Jhoan to the gospel.
I love being a missionary. Some days are really, really hard. But the opportunity to share with others the gospel of Jesus Christ and watch them change for the better makes it all worth it.
Con mucho amor,