Monday, May 5, 2014

When the Bibles Don't Bash

We had another baptism this week, Sofia! She is Maria Jose's older sister. She is 12 (according to her documents. But she is convinced that she is 13. The people here don't pay that much attention to age.) She was going to get baptized last week but needed some more time to be able to give up tea. The extra time was really good because she was much more prepared, PLUS we got her Dad to come to her baptism. He is an inactive for the last 20 years and he's the one I've talked about before that is often drunk. He came a little bit late but when he came he gave Sofia the biggest hug and kiss. He stayed towards the back for everything. There are two fonts. One is really old and a newer one that we've borrowed from a recent convert. Well he saw the other one and said 'That's where I got baptized.' While he was waiting for her to change we asked how he felt. He said he felt weird and he didn't want to talk about it. So we gave him some space. When Sofia came out he hugged and kissed her again and said that she had made the best decision of her life.

Earlier in the week we did a Family Home Evening with her parents and taught the plan of salvation and later we played a game together. They really enjoyed it and had so much fun. Even their parents and the member that was with us were playing like little kids!

This week we taught a Jehovah's Witness. As any missionary who has ever talked with a Jehovah's witness knows, they don't exactly like to listen, they like to preach. So that was miracle #1. Miracle #2 was when we were talking about prophets and asked her what she knew about them. So she said ''I know they are men called of God and are led by the spirit of revelation. There's a good scripture in Acts, and she pulls out her Bible. She opens it to Acts 3: ''And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.'' But in Spanish it is better because it uses the word RESTORATION. So we pull out the Restoration pamphlet and testified that this restoration has already taken place. We have a return appointment.

Wow the time flies so fast, I'll write more next week!

Hermana Pearson

PS I couldn't send pics of the baptism this week because my memory card converter thing isn't working. I'll bring my cord next week.

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