I hope everyone is having a great time in this period of Christmas and enjoying their experiences. Right now I would give anything to listen to "The Christmas Song" by Nat King Cole but I am hanging in there just 2 more years! We have had many great experiences this week and we had a baptism! We have been working hard in this time andwe have been granted permission in the mission to be in the home of a member until in the morning and we have several families that want to feed us tamales and punch and I have a feeling my stomach will hurt because they seem ready to feed us all! But I am pretty excited to share this experience with the people of Guatemala.
I am going to be open with you all, until this week I didn't feel like I would have any struggles but this has by far been the hardest week of my mission! First of all we haven't had water in our house for 1 week! We have a sink in the back that drips water a little so we keep that going to keep water for us to take bucket baths! Que Bendicione! And last week after internet we realized that the keys were locked in the study room, entonces, we climbed on our house and into the back part to get inside and we had to break the lock on the back door. Andmorning I woke up at 2 sick and spent about an hour in the bathroom! But with trials comes great success right and I just tell myself I have stories to tell my future kids one day about my mission! With all the struggles I have actually enjoyed this week.
We had a baptism and this was our miracle for the week and it is a story to tell. Hmo Alejandro is the name of the young man we baptized and he is about 17 and 6 ft or so tall, keep that in mind. We planned to have the baptism at 7 in the morning before church so we woke up at 5 to go and fill the font because the night before there wasn't any water ( for the same reason as our house) but there wasn't any water still. So we decided to postpone the baptism until the next week. During classes someone came and informed us that there was water so we jumped on the opportunity and started filling the font! This was a miracle to have water running because there hadn't been any all week. But the water stopped when it was about knee high which was ok because we could still do a baptism in this! But the water went down a little because the plug wasn't tight so the water was now about mid calf but there was water and there was a son of God willing to enter into this covenant so a baptism happened. The Bishop kneeled in the water while Hmo Alejandro sat down and it took 4 times but the miracle happened and it was quite a memory to have for this young man and for me!
There are miracles in all of our lives every day we just need to look for them and there are even more so in this time. Remember who we celebrate this time of year for and remember that I love you all and you are in my prayers. The Church is true! My testimony and the miracles I see only testify more of this to me each day. Merry Christmas and for me you should all listen to "The Christmas Song" by Nat King Cole! But still I love me some silent night which is also a special song to my heart.