This week was so incredible, I am so excited to tell you all about it!
Suemis daughter, Mirley, got baptized! It was so beautiful! She got baptized before church on Sunday, and then got confirmed! She was sooo happy! Her older brother has been struggling a lot lately because he was having a hard time not drinking and he had an earring that he had to take out before he can get baptised. He was telling us on Saturday about how he didn't want to take it out, and how it wasn't a big sin and he didn't feel like himself without it. Well, he showed up to his little sister's baptism early and didn't have his earring in, and last night we went to visit him and he didn't have it in. He hasn't drank for 2 weeks (he wasn't an alcoholic before, but he drank every now and then with his friends), and he wants to get baptized ASAP! He said he read about Alma's conversion in the Book of Mormon, and said that even though he isn't that bad of a person, he wants to be able to feel that kind of conversion in his own life! We are so excited for him!
There is a guy who recently got active in the church and is now the counselor of the ward.. his son is 15 and we were visiting him when I first got here. He didn't want anything to do with the church, but this week we started visiting him again, and he is really excited and has been going to church activities every night, he even says he wants to get baptized!
Alicia's little brother is doing really well too! He has been practicing his prayers with Alicia, and they are so beautiful! He always just prays for his family and thanks for all of the blessings he has. Alicia's mom is doing really well too. Alicia says she hears her praying every night, and that she is working really hard to get work off on Sundays!
Well, I don't have much time to write about a lot of things, but I just wanted to share how amazing it was to see some of these amazing people become totally different, and better people. This week I didn't only realize that they have changed tons, but that I have been changed too. I know that God makes us into the people he wants us to be if we trust in His Son, Jesus Christ. I am so thankful for the changes I have seen in others through Christ and the change He has made in me as well. I love you all, have a great week.