Hey guys! We saw some people enter the waters of baptism thus week, always is a beautiful moment. A little girl in the ward named Salomé turned 8 and got baptized thus week, and she chose me to perform the ordinance. She was so cute and excited for her baptism! Maria del Carmen, the old lady we have been teaching, passed her interview and was baptized by her own son. We had to wake up at 3 to fill up the baptism font by 7. It was a lot of hard work getting her ready, but it was all worth it when we saw her all happy after her baptism!!
I am the official English teacher of the ward, we have a free open class every weekend. It is literally the only time I speak English throughout the week haha. We have fun learning about grammar, the weather, and random vocabulary! My companion Elder Lopez is cool, we get along great. I have figured out that training a new missionary is super easy, you just have to be obedient and work hard. Everything I do he follows behind me, so I have to be a good example! We have fun too though, don't worry. He is teaching me Peruvian slang, and I'm teaching him to talk like a Californian. He loves to say, "Sup Dude!!"
Our friend Jairo has been progressing SUPER fast and is excited for his baptism on the 17th. When we taught him about the word of wisdom, he told us that he would drop coffee that moment for the rest of his life. Unfortunately, he is moving to a different city, Boyacá. He still wants to get baptized in our ward, so we will see what we can do about that.
We had a fun day on Saturday, every single lesson canceled on us and it was pouring rain all day. So we just walked around knocking doors with soaking wet sweaters and smiles on our faces! Nobody wanted to hear anything, but we got to help an old lady pull a refrigerator up a hill. It hasn't been raining a TON or anything lately, but it is super cold every day. Especially at 3 in the morning.
This week thanks to some members we found a lot of new people! Marriage is still a big problem here, everybody lives in a "free union". I have learned a lot about the importance of the family here, and am so grateful that my family are all members! It is such a blessing. In 3 Nephi 18:21, it tells us that we should always pray and study as a family. Families are such an awesome blessing, and I know that we can be with them after this life too! Thanks for reading my email, go tell your family that you love them