Sthela was baptized this week! We were really happy and surprised of her progress. When Thainá first introduced us we thought that it would take awhile for her to get baptized. She has 3 tattoos, had nose rings, ect.When we first marked a date with her she said ´´Sure if everything goes perfect i´ll be baptized on this day, but I probably won´t be´´. But step by step she started to run. The magic was the gospel and the Holy Ghost. She was reading the scriptures, praying, going to church, and seminary. She truly was changed.
When we visited her the day before her baptism, her Mom was telling us how she was so grateful for what we had done. She said that Sthela was lost. She started to cry because she was to happy for her daughter.
After she was baptized on Saturday I had the privilege to give her the Holy ghost and to confirm her a Member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. It was a super spiritual experience to know that she has changed her life to follow the example of Jesus Christ.
The work this week in terms of find new people and teaching was alittle difficult because it was a Holiday here. Alot of our investagators were traveling or have alot of people in there house. But everything will be normal this week so i´m excited to get back in the groove.
Our stake is dividing this Sunday! The first time in 20 years. President Mazzagardi is coming to the dividing and will give a talk! Everyone is super excited for this historical event in the Stake.
Sadly, Karol wasn´t baptized. She was doing everything right, passed the interview but the day before she got cold feet and wasn´t sure if she wanted to. We are praying that she changes her mind because she really need the gospel in her life. She lives in a really rough house where they are doing really bad things. Unfortunately as missionaries we can´t force her to do anything, she has her free agency.
All in all this week was really great, although everything didn´t go perfectly I'm counting my blesses here on the mission. I´m glad that I have great President and comp that are helping me be a better person, and a better follower of Christ. I can´t believe that I only have 2 more weeks with Elder Xavier, he has taught me so much.