WE BAPTIZED THIS WEEK! Mohammad decided to stay here in Mexico for a little while longer and he got baptized yesterday. It really was one of the coolest moments of my entire mission. I wasnt here when they found him but I was here for all of his teaching. He is from Iran and in Iran just about everyone is Muslim and they have a very unique way of worshipping. He says that he wasnt Muslim but for the most part he just stayed out of religion. In Iran there is no freedom of religion and the people dont have the same possibilities of learning about the gospel. We looked it up the other day and there arent even Missionary pamphlets in the Language that he speaks. It truely was amazing to see the change in this man. Just a month ago he was having a hard time accepting Jesus Christ as our Savior and then yesterday he was able to enter into a convanent with our Heavenly Father. He is a great man and was very emotional in his baptismal service. The bishop doesnt speak english so I had to translate the Welcome at the end of the baptismal service, and during the Welcome he started to tear up and you could tell that he had felt the spirit. Yesterday was truely a miracle that showed us really how much the Lord has his hand in this amazing work.
It is amazing to be a missionary and be able to see miracles every single day that we are out here. Sometimes its not the easiest to be dillegent and give it our all but all the tender mercies that the Lord gives us every day really keep us going. He truely is our Savior and Redeemer. He can change the life of anyone no matter who you are, or where you are from the Lord loves each and every one of us, and wants every one of his children to return to him. His work is to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man. Not just some people that have more privleges that others but of every single one of our brothers and sisters.
On a less serious note for this week. Just to let you all know that I was able to celebrate thanksgiving. Its not a holiday here but luckily there is an American Family that lives in our ward and they were kind enough to invite us over for Thanksgiving to celebrate. It felt really weird to see such a big meal in front of us, and it really makes your realize how much we really have. I am thankful for each one of you, and hope that everything is going well back home.