Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Week 16

Hey everyone how are you all doing?  I hope you are all enjoying life!  This past week has been great!  We got to see miracles and weird stuff as usual!  Well for lack of time I'll focus on the two big events of the past week!  The first being Jesus.
Jesus is the most prepared person for baptism ever!  He has been reading in the Book of Mormon and all the pamphlets and the Gospel Principles book.  He has been highlighting in all of them and taking notes!  He is so great, but today we were calling to confirm a family night we had set up with him and a member and he told us that he is leaving the island for a job for the ENTIRE SUMMER sometime this week.  So baptism on Saturday isn't looking very probable...however we are not going to give up that easily.  The call came fast so there could be a change in the plans fast as well.  We'll see what happens and roll with it!  
The second and more positive event is with Kevin the 13 year old who just got baptized.  His family aren't members but we asked him to be a missionary and be an example to his family.  Last week we had a lesson with him about temples and baptisms for the dead.  As we were teaching, he seemed bored and it seemed like he wasn't listening intently but we kept going.  At one point in the lesson I said, "The reason we do baptisms for the dead is so that people can go to the Celestial Kingdom."  I didn't think he thought too much about it but we were walking down the road and out of the blue on Wednesday, Norah, Kevin's mom called us and asked us to come over.  So we came over and she told us that she wanted to be baptized but Luis, her husband, doesn't want to be.  She said she doesn't want to divide the family so we are going to try to get Luis on board.  But anyway, the reason she decided she wanted to be baptized is because Kevin came home and taught her about temples and that "You can't get to the Celestial Kingdom without being baptized."  Kevin is such a great missionary already!  I hope everything works out with them!!!
Well this week is going to be exciting, we only have two more weeks of this transfer and either Elder Jennings or I are likely going to get transfered!  So the pressure is building!  Here we go!  
Con Amor,
Elder Jonson

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