Friday, February 5, 2010
I'm so glad to hear you all had a great week! I, as well, had a fantastic week here in the mission field. My companion and I baptized a wonderful man named Roberto. I think I have mentioned him before, right? idk but I would like to tell you guys a little about him and our story with him. We found him in the apartments right next to Paseo Santa Lucia. While contacting him, right from the start, I could tell he was someone special. He ended up coming with us to church the next day. He loved it and we set a goal date for baptism with him for the following Sunday. Through the week everything was going great. He was keeping his commitments. One big one was to stop smoking. We set a day for him to be interviewed to see if he was ready to get baptized. He ended up not showing up. I was pretty devastated. =( We tried calling him and he would never pick up. This lasted for about 5 days. I was pretty sure nothing was going to happen with him. But this last Monday night we went to visit some investigators that live by him and after the visit we were walking and I could see a figure of a man that was just like Roberto. I told my companion and we decided to go over towards him. He didn't see that we saw him but he saw us. He hid behind a tree.....lol I was thinking, "Are you serious?" So we went where he couldn't see us. When he came out we surprised him with a visit. To be quite honest, it was very awkward. He told us he was sorry and that he ignored us cause he was scared to be baptized and didn't think he could give up smoking. But that night the Lord changed his thoughts around and he ended up getting baptized yesterday!! It was a wonderful experience to have witnessed the change in Roberto through the merits of this great gospel. This experience really taught me that we need to perseverar hasta el fin....until the end in everything we do and we need not doubt the Lord. Yesterday we were also blessed by recieving a new investigator who wants to be baptized this coming Friday. Her name is Rosy . The Lord is truly blessing us with success.
Tomorrow are changes. I don't know if I'll still be here in Buenos Aires, but we will see!
I'd better get going. I'm running out of time. But mom, about the pictures, today I put all the pictures that I have taken here on my mission onto a cd and I am going to send it, so have a little patience with me and you will be blessed with about 300 photos! ....lol
I love you all and thank you so much for being who you are.
p.s. Mom I'll tell the mission president about the price of the oil vials and let you know what he says next week ok? =) tell Grandpa thanks so much.
Posted by Rosanna at 8:27 PM