Monday, November 2, 2015

What a week!

I saw a live armadillo for the first time. We were running in the morning and saw him to the side of the path. I wish I would've had my camera.

Yesterday was a special day. We had the normal three hours of church and then right after we had the baptism of two eight year olds. After the baptisms we had what is called, "break the fast" which is where everyone brings food and we break our fast and eat together. But what made it all better is we had 8 investigators there! Since I have been here we haven't been able to get anyone to church. For us it was literally a miracle.

Ramirez Family
Sister Castro was finally able to give them a ride. They absolutely loved church! Jasmine (9) and Nadia (8) were so excited to see a baptism and kept saying "I want to be baptized too." When it was time for them to go home they didn't want to and kept asking Sister Castro to let them stay longer. Oscars Mom was beaming. She felt so loved by all the members and can't wait to come back next week. Sister Castro told us that she even bore her testimony in Relief Society. She told us that she just felt so good. We are very excited for the whole family!

We met him on Saturday. He was wearing jeans and a jean jacket as well. From Honduras. There were some empty beer bottles lined up on the porch and I wasn't sure how well it would go. But he was sober. He said he'd come to church if we got him a ride. So we did, and he did. He came in the same cloths. But he loved it as well. He fit right in with everyone, helped us set up tables, and it felt like he had been a part of the branch his whole life. The member who took him home called us afterwards and told us that Fernando was so excited, wants to come next week, and told him that he wants his children to grow up in this church. I think his family is in Honduras.

They have been talking about dissolving the Branch because it is so small and spread out and hasn't been growing. We have been praying very hard and I know a lot of the members and the Branch President have been praying as well. I know that the Lord answers prayers. This is His work.

Con todo mi amor,

Elder Harmon

450 S Peachtree Pkwy Apt R303
Peachtree City, Ga  30269

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