Jaime Gomez was baptized!!! :) After two years of learning and coming to church it hit him that he knew this church is true and that baptism by the proper authority is essential! It was such a happy day for everyone, especially Jaime!
Hermana Baird and I shared a little message about the restoration at the baptism and I recited the experience that Joseph Smith had after he prayed. I love being able to do that! Each time I do, the spirit reconfirms to me that it's true! I love this gospel and I know that the fullness of Christ's teachings were brought back to the earth. I know that the priesthood authority to act in God's name was restored. I know that this knowledge blesses our lives! Because of the restoration we can fulfill God's commandments and receive eternal blessings. Because of the restoration Jaime was able to be baptized by someone holding the priesthood! :)
I am so grateful for the priesthood! Some of the times when I have felt the closest to God have been when I have received blessings from someone who is worthy and holds the priesthood.
Also Hermano Rosalio Lopez came to church! :) It was so good to see him! Also last week both Reyes families came to church! :)
I love the people here so much!!! Being able to serve them makes me so happy! :) Serving a mission has really helped me get closer to my brothers and sisters!
On a side note, last night we had dinner with the Rivera family and Hermano Rivera was teasing me that I didn't have very much time on my mission left. Then he held up his little baby girl and said that pretty soon I would have one too. It was hilarious!
Oh, also I talked in my sleep this past week...in Spanish. Haha! I'm trying really hard to relearn what I've forgotten and to keep getting better at speaking. I've been translating sacrament meeting almost every week and that's really helping me. It's hard to listen to what they are saying and then to say it in English and not get lost but God helps me do it!
I also love the Bible videos on the church website. Here are a couple of my favorites.
Jesus Raises the Daughter of Jairus
The Baptism of Jesushttps://www.lds.org/bible-videos/videos/the-baptism-of-jesus?lang=eng