This week was absolutely crazy and wonderful! We had 2 baptisms and some other shocking miracles in this week that were amazing. One of the baptisms we had is the daughter (Joselyn) of a less active that we have helped to reactivate and it was a great event this past. we have planned a baptism for a young man named Amilcar who is a little nervous and shy. We went to visit him morning before the baptism to be certain of everything ( He told us he was going to say yes or no that day and if yes we would have the baptism at 1) but he wasn't there. We spent a good hour looking for him and couldn't find him. We went and had lessons and ate lunch and then we had the feeeling to look for him again. We found him and talked about baptism and he was trying to change it for another day again for the 3rd time and so we asked why he didn't want to be baptized and he paused for a minute and said What if we go now? So in 5 minutes we got on a bus called the zone leaders they filled the font and had the interview and like that we had a miracle . So far my companion and I have seen that if we work hard to obey with exactness we will be able to baptize every week and see many miracles just as our mission president has promised. We have another baptism of a boy from a family that is also returning to activity in the church and we have a positive investigator for the 19th as well. We have really seen the blessings of obeying with exactness.
Also we have been working with an inactive man and his family that aren't members and he finally came to church. He was a reference from a different branch because his records are not in the system here. He came and we have been visiting him and after 7 years of inactivity is making the big step, the name they gave us was Angel de Leon. He asked us a strange question before he left He said "The guy who gave you my reference, did he tell you my whole name?" We said Angel of course and then he showed us his I.D. His real first name is Abinadi from the Book of Mormon. It was pretty cool to find that out but more importantly that he is progressing in this Gospel.
For Pday we went to Antigua and it was quite an adventure as always. We ate at pizza hut and had ice cream and that was the highlight of the trip for me, I have not eaten pizza in forever! It was a good trip and a good time to relax with my district!
I love you all and hope you have a great week. Love,
Max with a Guatemalan girl in Traditional Guatemalan clothes
Elder Daybell and his companion being funny.
Max and his district in Antigua.