Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Muchos bautismos

Dear Family,

This weekend we were blessed to have the baptism of Alicia Hernandez. It was one of the weirdest conversion stories ever. I still don't know what was so magical about being baptized on ones birthday, but I guess that was the selling point for Alicia. Either way, I won't complain about a baptism.

On Saturday, the same day as the baptism, we witnessed another miracle. We visited a man we had contacted on the street. His name is Jose Luis Rendiz. He had a pretty good job in the government in Mexico, but lost it when a new political party entered office. He is currently working at the grocery store chain Mi Pueblo as a panadero (baker). He is really intelligent and asks the best questions. It's weird how perfect he is. He reminds me of Dina. On Saturday, we taught him about the restoration, Sunday he came to church, and he is getting baptized on Easter weekend. It's perfect. We will have a baptism on the last weekend of Elder Cornaby's mission. He is super excited. When we talked to Jose Luis on Sunday at church, he had read all the way to 2 Nephi 28. He told us the only reason he yawned during church was because he had been up all night reading the Book of Mormon. It's way cool.

We are very excited about our current teaching pool. I have never had this many investigators with a college education. It requires us to teach differently. I like it a lot. On Monday we found another person that fits into this category. Eugenia Rojas is from Mexico and arrived about six months ago. It is amazing how quickly she is learning English. She is a sweet grandma of about 50 and loves to do volunteer work. It was cool to teach her last night because she told us that she didn't know yet if the Book of Mormon was true because she had just received it a few minutes before, but was certain that God would tell her it was. I don't think I have ever had an investigator with such faith. It's a pleasant change.

Everything is going great in the Morgan Hill Zone. We continue to baptize. Right now we are inviting everyone we meet to listen to a prophets voice this weekend. We are issuing a challenge to all companionships. Every companionship that invites 100 people before we do will receive two candy bars of their pick. We are really trying to get people to conference. We feel it is going to be a really good one.


Elder Badger

P.S. We are super excited to go to the temple tomorrow. I can't believe it has been six months since the last time we went. I am hoping to go again in late May or early June to see some recent converts.

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