Sunday, October 25, 2015

Leadership council of the Chile Santiago East Mission



Leadership council of the Chile Santiago East Mission...this is a picture from their last meeting. We hope you can feel the Spirit as strong as we did, while staring at the happy faces of these group of stripling warriors with their Captain President Morgan and wife. Our daughter Hermana Aponte is the second from the left, in red, on the second road. She has been serving as Hermana Leader since last December 2014 if we remember well and has repeatedly shared such has been one the most humbling experiences during her mission.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Maxi...

 
Maxi...His dad was a less-active member for a long time, so his kids are not members of the church! He wants so badly to have an eternal family, so we're working with him, one kid at a time. The baptism was beautiful. 3 young men from the ward spoke and Florencia (Maxi's sister and our investigator next to me) was in tears throughout the whole service. She told us that she wants to be baptized! She knows the Church is true :-) Maxi's dad put on his mission placa to baptize his son haha I don't know if that's even allowed, but we didn't say anything about it. He shared with us that none of his baptism on his mission even compare to the feeling of baptizing his own son...it's true that the most important work we'll do is within the walls of our own home! Mama and Papa, You've always taught me that.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Luis a dear friend...


Luis a dear friend of mine by now. We met him our first day here in Apoquindo! He was baptized on Saturday, Oct. 17th and confirmed a member... of the Church on Sunday. His mom has been a member since he was a kid. There behind him is his brother who traveled 12 hours by bus to come baptize his older brother...Luis has been taught by missionaries since he was 15, but it turns out that this was his time. In his baptism he shared a beautiful testimony, he said:

"I testify that this is the only true Church and that it is the church of Jesus Christ. I know I'm not going to be perfect, but I'm never going to leave this. I know He is here and I know He will help me."
 
What a blessing it is to be part of this sweet family's lives. They truly are one-of-a-kind :-) I LOVE THEM