So first of all on Saturday Lucas was baptized! That is our big news for the week!
The Bishop baptized him and it was a really great baptismal service!
During the baptism I was looking at the painting of John the Baptist and the Savior and remembered Matthew 3:17, where the Spirit bears witness that the Father was pleased with His beloved Son. I know that our Heavenly Father was pleased with His son Lucas for taking this step towards eternal life!
Sonia told us on Tuesday that her brother was in the hospital in critical condition. He is getting better now but she really wanted him to see her baptism. She really hopes he can see her be baptized and feel desires to make changes in his life as well. It was so sweet to hear her tell us all of this and we said a prayer together for her brother. So she will be baptized this Saturday as long as she doesn't smoke this week. But please pray for her because she relapsed on Friday!
Also, yesterday some of the grandkids in the Familia Vaca Mendez went to church on their own! It was so great to see their resolve and now we are more confident that they will keep their covenants even though there parents wont be there to support them! This Saturday Marina and 4 of her grandkids will be baptized! We went there yesterday and they taught us how to make empanadas de queso and then we ate them after the lesson. Unfortunately, we couldn't get pictures.
But here are a couple of pictures that I wanted to share...
This is us mowing the lawn with Hermano Aguilar. Arghh...
A picture with Miguel, an older man we are teaching.
I think my favorite part of this week was reading the story of the prodigal son. This is one of my favorite stories from the scriptures and such a powerful reminder of our Heavenly Father´s love and mercy. Like the prodigal son, I have wasted at times an incredible inheritance living in ways I shouldn't. But over and over again He has welcomed me with open arms. He has not with held a single blessing and He is waiting to bless each of us as we repent and return to His side!
Have a great week and remember how much He loves you!