What a crazy, stressful, wonderful, amazing week. Complete with several work visits, a trip to the temple, and 2 baptisms! There are no words to express how happy we are.
We were very pleased on Friday to have the opportunity to go the the Temple as a district. One of the Elders from our zone had a convert that was going through to receive her endowment, so we were all able to go (without giving up our PDay). I love having ex-assistants in the zone. Tee hee. :) It was a wonderful experience. I was even able to buy slippers that aren't in men sizes to use, because they randomly had extra women's pairs from the states! You have no idea how happy that made me.
My favorite day of this week, and perhaps of my entire mission, was Saturday. We had an absolutely amazing baptism as a zone. Our "Noche Blanca" was complete with missionaries dressed like angels all in white, choirs, visitors from the Mission Presidency, and about 300 people to support our new converts. We were a little stressed running around for clothing... a few investigators showed up late... But by the end of the night my face literally hurt from smiling so much. And crying a little bit. Erika, who has waited 10 years to get baptized, cried as she finally entered the baptismal font. Jorge was beaming as his cousin dunked him in the cold water. It was an interesting comparison, because Jorge is actually my first investigator that we taught from start to finish without any other history from other missionaries. And we had Erika that had hundreds of people touch her life with the gospel from here to Trujillo. What an amazing experience to see how the gospel makes it's way to the children of God. I went home pondering the stories of the Book of Mormon, and thought of the lines of people waiting to enter the waters of Mormon. Well, this evening we literally had a line leading to the baptismal font. What an amazing experience.
Today I'm feeling a little heavy of heart. It is officially transfer Pday again. Oh how I dread transfer Pdays. A very very dear friend of mine will be going home to Mexico tomorrow morning. And I've got this sick feeling in my stomach that I'll be leaving San Carlos in the morning as well. If you can all pray me to stay here a few more weeks, it would be super cool. I don't think I'm quite ready to leave yet.
I love you all. Keep sharing the gospel, like I know you all do so well! The Lord needs us all working. And let me tell you, the reward is more than worth the effort.