Yea, I know that I am nothing; as to my strength I am weak; therefore I will not boast of myself, but I will boast of my God, for in his strength I can do all things; yea, behold, many mighty miracles we have wrought in this land, for which we will praise his name forever. Alma 26:12

Thursday, October 1, 2015

It wasn't exactly our focus...(September 28)

This week was really good. Unfortunately, our baptism fell but this week will work out. We're teaching a lot of really cool people. One of which will be baptized this week! His name is Antonio and he's 26. He lives with his aunt and his cousins. His cousin Gustavo has a date for the 11th but is a bit more difficult because he works as a life guard and is only able to go to church once a month. Fortunately, his day off this month is on general conference. It's gonna be an awesome experience. Back to Antonio. So a week or two ago we were walking down the street with nowhere to go (all our plans for that time had fallen). When all of the sudden I felt that we should knock on a small white house a bit farther up the road. We had passed that house many times and every time we passed it was always filled with kids (Not exactly our focus). But we trusted our feelings and went in. We knocked and Antonio came to the door. We talked to him a bit and explained to him the first vision. He accepted the baptismal date that same day. a couple visits later, we met Gustavo and invited them to play soccer at the church (In the US they have basketball courts, here they have soccer fields). So ya, they went with us and met a bunch of people and made a bunch of friends. It seems like the path for them was planned a long time ago. Everything just goes right with them. Antonio is going to teach his neighbor with us this week. The best part is that he invited us to go with him! He hasn't even been baptized yet and he's already wanting to teach with us. He's really super awesome!

So yesterday the ZLs asked me to do an interview for them last minute (like 20 mins until church would end). The name of the man was Daniel and he is super smart (He's a lawyer). We talked and talked and about an hour later he passed. My comp was so ready to go to lunch (and I was too) but Daniel decided that he wanted me to baptize him. I accepted obviously and we switched our clothes really quickly and I sent my comp and Smiff with Sister Fusco to get a change of clothes for me from our house. The baptisms went really smoothly and when we left the water, Daniel couldn't stop telling me how awesome he felt and how clean he felt. I know that the baptism is something extremely important to all of us. And that if we follow the light of Christ we will always be lead in the right direction. 

Love you guys so much!!! :)

Elder Hamstead

Family home evening with our awesome recent converts! They bought us pizza! And Coke!! :)