Dear family and friends,
Wow what a wonderful week it has been. I absolutely love being a missionary! This week we had a baptism for this 15 year old girl named Cindy Cabello. So this week we were very busy preparing for the baptism and making sure everything was going to work out. Cindy is a spanish girl from Chile. Her mom only speaks a little bit of english and Cindy mainly speaks english. The sisters have been working with her since February so it was great that she finally was able to enter into the waters of baptism. The baptism was on Saturday and oh it went so well. The spirit was so strong it was incredible. The baptism program was half Spanish, half English so that her family could understand. It was the first time I had ever seen that but it was so good. Cindy is the only member of her family now but now most of her family will be taking the lessons. After the baptism most of her family mentioned that they had felt something unlike anything they had ever felt before. We taught them of the holy Ghost and now many of the Spanish missionaries will be teaching her family. What a great sight to see!
|Cindy Cabello's Baptism|
This week I also had to go back to the doctor to get another x-ray of my wrist. The doctor said there wasn't much improvement in that short time. So they decided I needed a complete hard cast. So I upgraded my cast and I have to keep it on for another 6 weeks just to make sure my wrist heals completely. And as for the car, who knows when we are getting that back. They said it might be up to 6 weeks because they have to get all the parts sent from America. So we are just planning on not having a car the rest of the transfer. But it has been so good.
|New blue cast!|
We have seen so many miracles just by walking. Just yesterday we went out with our Stake President's wife, they are in our ward. Sister Shum is so amazing! I absolutely love her and I think she taught us more than we could even teach her. She came out the entire day with us walking around. She is such a trooper. She had it all planned out for us. We went to several of her neighbors and friends. We pretty much knocked on every single door on her street. We had a lot of fun experiences with that but we met so many good potential investigators. So many miracles! One particular experience was so funny. We went to the grocery store to get a few things and even at the self-checkout Sister Shum asked the guy if he had ever met missionaries. He said he never had and she asked him if he would ever be interested in hearing the message we share. He actually said yes! And then he asked for a pamphet. I quickly pulled one out and gave him our number. That was such a cool experience that shocked us all!
That helped me to realize just how many are prepared to hear the gospel at this time. We just have to open up our mouths and talk to everyone. Thanks so much for all your love and support. I hope you all have a wonderful week! And don't ever be afraid to talk to your friends about the gospel, that is what they need the most in their life.
Sister Heidi Sorensen