Monday, February 4, 2013

Hola muchachos!

This past week was pretty crazy. My comp and I have been really busy with lots of awesome new investigators including a family with lots of questions and wants me to teach them English, ha ha. We will see how that goes. There wasn't any news of the Superbowl here in Mexico. No surprise there.

Ok ready for the good part?! My first baptism was you guessed it, AWESOME. It for sure didn't work out according to plan but it was deffinitely an experience and something I'll remember. So we planned on baptizing two boys (one 9 and one 11 years old) from a less active family on Saturday, but their dad has been having problems and on Thursday we found him drunk when we were going to teach a lesson. We took care of the situation though, carefully, and said a prayer all together with the whole family kneeling. On the day of the baptism me and Guty are running late having to take a hour bus ride from another city because he is district leader and had to do a baptismal interview there and we didn't get back til an hour after the baptism was going to start. We go to the kids house and take them to the church and find their dad there drunk again. He kept on telling me he was going to baptize his own kids which was a little scary but I stayed calm and talked to him. We decided not to do the baptism that day because of everything and we agreed to do it the next day after church where everything will be a whole lot peaceful and organized. 
So that's what we did! The baptismal service was awesome and full of the Spirit. I loved seeing the smile on Tristan and Yair's faces when I brought them back up out of the water. Ha, so ya theres my first baptismal experience in a nutshell and I have a whole lot more ahead of me.

Thanks everyone for all the love and support! Read the Book of Mormon!

       Elder Adam Shurtliff
Adam didn't tell me what this is. Do you think it's a scorpion?

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