Monday, May 18, 2015

LIVIN' ON A PRAYER!!!!! 4/20/2015

I have finished the first half of my last transfer and life is good!
So, last week, one of our investigators that, before, didn't want to get baptized, told us that suddenly he wants to be baptized. So we started teaching him really fast all of the necessary lessons and everything so that he can get baptized tomorrow, and he even passed his interview, when suddenly, we go to his house so that his dad can sign his form-record-thing (in Spanish we say "c├ędula") and first: His dad isn't there. (and his mom can't sign because she's quadraplegic.) Second: His sister tells us that he's going to wait until May to get baptized because he wants his older brother (who isn't even an active member) to be there. ¡¿WHAT?! So NOW we're super sad and stressed out. BUT, our wonderful zone leaders are going to help us. We have an appointment today to visit them and we're going to see if his mom is willing to let us put her fingerprints (they checked; it counts) but we also have to talk to him about it because we have everything ready for him to be baptized.
In other news, we had two really cool experiences this week.
1.) We were teaching a 17 year old about the Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He is really super receptive and told us that he is looking for happiness and peace. (Ta-da! Here we are!) And when we gave him the Book of Mormon, he said that when it touched his hand, he felt something in his chest. Like, a weird feeling. It was really cool, because my companion and I felt the Spirit super strongly and we testified that that feeling was the Holy Ghost testifying to him. He accepted a baptismal date, but couldn't go to church on Sunday because he had another commitment. But he said that this next week he can go. :)
2.) In the mission we have to have a certain number of contacts and door knockings every day, so one day we still didn't have very many of either, but we also had to have more lessons. And my companion was all like, "No we have to contact people!" So I told her, "No, we're more likely to have a lesson if we knock doors!" (because they can let us inside). Later that day we were looking for someone that we had previously contacted, but he wasn't there, so we turned around and in that same "privada" there was an older lady walking, so we went to talk to her and she was like, "Follow me! Come in!" Turns out, she was the next-door-neighbor of our other contact. She had been listening to the missionaries in Sonora, but had moved to Tijuana recently. We talked about the Restoration as well and she also accepted a baptismal date. (She also couldn't go to church. We still don't know why.)
Anyways, those are my cool experiences of the week. God really does help us to find those that are ready when we are working hard and trying to complete with our purpose as missionaries! I am so grateful to be part of this great Work! I love being a missionary!
♥Hermana Beaumont
Picture: Selfie of the day. I am really tan. :P

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