hola mi familia y amigos,
this week has been fun, we had our miracle baptism. Elder Jones was relieved, after working with him for, pretty much the past year. nobody got hurt at this one, but the water in the font was still cold. we really need to get that fixed.
our investigator who is getting married and baptized on the same day is getting ready, he bought a suit, and a new shirt, and a couple of ties. he wanted to do the wedding at 6 in the morning because he didn't want anyone to come, he wants it to be small with almost no one there. we convinced him to reconsider and have it at about 7 at night, because we have a zone training from 8 in the morning to 2 or 3 in the afternoon. and we told him we wouldn't invite anyone.
this week we have a special mission leader conference, where they invite random people of different time spans in their missions from all over the mission to attend, and i was invited to go. so we will go up to Albuquerque on Wednesday and stay the night, then have the MLC and eat dinner after, then go back down to El Paso. the drive each way is about 4 or 5 hours, so that will be fun.
our mission president told us that if we get 9 baptisms in our zone this month, he will take us out to dinner. Elder Jones and i have one already, and 3 more planned that i believe will all make it. and Elder Jones wants the dinner before he goes back home, because he leaves on the 21st.
a miracle we had this week, was when we went to a nursing home to visit a member. we were on our way out and the receptionist let us out, because you need a pass code, and she said, "have a nice night elders!" so we stopped her really quick, and she said she was a less active member. we asked if she would like us to come over and share a message, and she said her husband isn't a member, and was taking the lessons awhile ago, but stopped, and she said that they were wanting to come back to church. but they prefer English so we gave this referral to the Socorro elders, and hopefully something good comes out of it.
another miracle the Elders of San Elizario had, was when they got a call from a lady who said that she has been sober for 9 months, and is wanting to get baptized. they take down her information, then go to try and find her. she only gave them directions, but they called back and got her address. that is when they found out that she lives 12th Ward boundaries, so she would even go to the mission trail ward. i hope the other elders got a miracle baptism. this was funny because the San Eli elders were really excited, but they don't get to teach her.
Wish you were all here to see how great this place is.
Remember everyone, the Church is true, the Book is blue, and Moroni is on the ball.
Love you all,
(I think Luke misses our Benz.)