well hello again.
so i know you might be wondering what the heck happened last week, and you may even want a crazy story for my answer, and i am sorry to disappoint you. here is what happened, the website would not load...... yep that is it, i tried a bunch of computers and none of them worked, so here i am finally writing what went down in the last 2 weeks.
so in these 2 weeks there are two pieces of big news: i completed 6 months, and we had 3 baptisms. on my special day completing 6 months i was on divisions (splits) with one of my zone leaders. it was a normal good day, but to celebrate in the night we had the traditional tie burning (i only had one tie with me so i burnt a tie of one of the elders who lives with the zone leaders hahaha) attached are a couple pics of us celebrating with the little fire on the roof. second and way cooler and more importantly, we had 3 baptisms. these baptisms came as a result of members love and courage to invite friends and family to church. first an hermana in our ward, named Angelica (my favorite member) had to go to a baptism for the hermanas in our ward because she had to give the welcome to primary talk. she cant drive the motorcycle they have and her son wasnt there to take her so she asked her nonmember cousin to take her. when they got to the baptisms she ask him to stay. he stayed, came to church the following week, and then Angelica challenged him to be baptized and he said yes, he was baptized on the 2nd by Angelicas son. the other story is like this. Carlos (another cool member) saw a man named Gerbert who had been inactive for 20 years, and Carlos invited him to come back. he came back first by himself and then with his wife and 6 children. on the 9th i baptized his oldest daughter (Esther) and elder galvez baptized his son (Herbert).
as i was able to be a small part in these two stories i have realized the power of an invitation. as we examine Christ´s ministry we realize that He taught and invited all to follow His teachings and example. He never obligated nobody to do nothing (wow i have been speaking too much spanish hahahha) my favorite invitation from Christ is found in John 1: