Monday, June 11, 2012

My First Baptisim In Mexico!

Why hello there one and all! What’s up!?

This week has been great! We have had a lot of success this week and now have a lot of good potential in this area. As you can tell from the subject of this email, I had my first baptism here in Tijuana Saturday morning. It was awesome!

So last P-day I played my first bit of soccer or well football here in Mexico. It is crazy how big it is! Every where we go there are soccer fields just full of people playing. It is pretty fun, at all the churches, the basketball court is outside and the hoop is made so that at the top is a hoop and underneath is a soccer net. So I'm pretty sure that the hoop isn't really used, but the soccer goals all the time. Well this week, I also made it another conscious goal to take at least one picture every day. And guess what I actually did it! So hopefully you like these, but anyways back to the week.
We did some more contacting this week and I love it because it is actually pretty effective to tract here. We have found some new potentials that we are planning on working with quite a bit. Right now we have got 4 more people on track for a baptism in the next couple of weeks and we have got a few more people who are really close to it. So yeah, the work is going great here.

Just like before, the language is coming more and more every day. It is difficult sometimes because you want to say something, but you don't know how. But with the time and with the continued patience and effort, it will come.

Well the story of Candy, and how she was found is quite interesting and I would like to share it with you! Well, a couple of weeks ago her husband Sergio was riding his motorcycle when he got hit by a car and got messed up pretty good. Luckily, some elders were walking by and saw the whole thing and ran over and offered to give him a blessing. He says he doesn't know why, but he told them yes. So of course his recovery was miraculous and he doesn't have any problems from it just a little limp right now as his leg is continuing to heal. And so he took the lessons and was baptized the day that I got here to Mexico, but his wife didn't really want anything to do with baptism. But, we have been visiting her since I got here and she decided that it was time. She had seen the incredible power of the priesthood and the incredible changes she has seen in her husband. Now they can't wait to be able to go to the temple in one year and be sealed for time and all eternity.

So as we can see, sometimes out of tragic events come some of the greatest rewards. If it wasn't for the crash, they probably never would have come in contact and accepted the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Always remember that when we are in tough times, no matter what is going on, always look for the ray of light. It will always be there.

Well I love you all so much and I hope you are all doing incredible! Have a great week!

Elder Tommy Anderson   

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