Its been a while since I have sent everyone an email so I thought I would throw in a couple of good stories to make up for being really bad at sending an email to everyone! Right now I am working in Mexico City, a few weeks ago I got transfered from working in one of the smallest pueblos in the mission to the city again so its been a fun time trying to adapt to the city life again. We have been working really hard and having a ton of success. Even though we spend a lot of time in the streets looking for people to teach, its all worth it because the Lord puts the right people in the right place at the right time.
This week was difinitely a trial for me. We had a lot of really awesome things happen and a lot of really frustrating times, but it all turned out well! This week we didnt have a baptism but the sisters in our ward had one that we have been helping them with.
The guy that got baptized this week is Mario. He has been listening to the missionaries for about 2 months now and had a ton of desire to get baptized, but because of some health problems he hasnt been able to come to church on a few different occasions. This last few weeks he has been super excited to get baptized and every time we see him he tells us that his baptism is getting closer! Well yesterday was the day. The thing about Mario is that he doesnt have legs and he is in a wheelchair, and yesterday the Adversary did his best to try to stop Mario from getting baptized.
We start church at 8 in the morning is this ward and we finish at 11 but we had the baptism planned at 4 in the afternoon. So we all left the church and we planned to go pick up mario at 3 or 330. He lives about a half mile from the church so we needed a little time to walk with him to the church. Well right at 3 oclock it started pouring rain, and its not like Utah rain, its the real deal here, and nobody has cars so it wasnt like we could just swing by and pick him up really early and we couldnt delay the baptism because another ward had a baptism at the same time. We had 1 umbrella for My companion, Mario and me. Three guys and one umbrella doesnt work normally and when one of us is in a wheelchair makes it impossible. So what we did was gave the umbrella to Mario and we pushed him in his wheelchair a half mile in the pouring rain to get him to his baptismal service! haha it was quite the experience but we got him there! Everyone was asking us if we were the ones that got baptized because of how soaking wet we were, but things turned out really well and he was extrememly grateful that he could get baptized!
I am so grateful for this gospel and all the amazing experiences I am having here on the mission. We are working hard every day to help more people change their lives! Thank you for all of your love, and support. Hope all is well. have a great week, and trust in the Lord in all that you do. Be your best every day!