We had a really great week this week. Do I ever start off my emails differently? It´s because the Lord is merciful and patient and blesses us a lot. First off we went to Gibralter for P-day!! Sooo cool, and the monkeys are mean little jerks; they stole food from a missionary and even little children! Ruthless. We did splits with the AP´s and learned a lot from them and are already seeing blessings in our area. And there was a baptism this weekend! Unfortunately it wasn´t Gregorio like we had been hoping, but I do have news about him as well. In the zone we had set the goal to set 28 baptismals dates before the end of the 24th of July, in honor of the pioneers claro. And we got it! All the missionaries worked really hard and in the end we had 29 fechas! The Lord is blessings us like crazy. So then me and my comp fast and we came up with a plan for all of us in the zone, that if we follow, we will baptize.
Now Gregorio. My comp and one of the AP´s went over there Friday with the intent of having the baptismal interview, and Gregorio knew nothing about it. The only thing that was stopping him from getting baptized was himself. So the plan was to help him see that, and then interview him to be baptized the following day. They got there and he pulled a fast one on us. Before they could talk to him about baptism, he told US that he for sure wants to be baptized! But it´ll have to be in September because he´s starting to work "interna" for the whole month of August. That´s where they go live in someone elses house to take care of the family, kinda like a nanny job, and he´ll do it for all of August. So September 6th he´ll be baptized. Pray for him please!
Funny thing happened at the baptism. A member was baptizing her, and it was his first baptism, him being a convert as well. You could tell that he was a little nervous, a little shaky, but he was trying hard to hide it. So he gets down there and baptizes her well, but unfortunately one of her hands didn´t go under. So we say to him "you have to do it again" and he says "alright not a problem" and then throws her under the water again, immediately, without saying the prayer again or anything! The poor woman wasn´t expecting it at all, didn´t have time to plug her nose or anything. And he shoved her under good this time to make sure she got all the way under. It was a bit difficult not to laugh at this moment. But after a couple other attmepts, he finally got it down. I love the mission.
So right now we´re carrying 4 bapt. dates and they´re looking good. Thank you for all your prayers and support, they´re being felt her in Jerez. I can only ask that you continue because we need all the help that we can get. Their names are Eldi, Gregorio, Virka, and Lami.
We´re going to concilio on Thursday and Friday because transfers is next week, the week that concilio should normally be. So in order to avoid a huge crazy mess, President has decided to do it this week.
Live is going good and it´s really hot still here in Jerez, but I¨m loving it. I hope President doesn´t decide to take me out this transfer. I would love to end my mission here, this place is amazing. Anyway, I love you all very much! I hope you have a fabulous week and feel the Spirit lots! Loves.