LETTER FROM JORDAN - WEEK 71 (10/12/15)
Well I guess I forgot to take pictures this week so this is going to be a little more boring haha, however, here is a link to the mission blog and it has me in a few pictures there: http://kurtandkathymarler.blogspot.com/2015/10/mutli-zone-conference-with-sierra.html and here: http://kurtandkathymarler.blogspot.com/2015/10/christmas-in-october.html
Well this week was kind of a rollercoaster for me, full of some amazing days but also with a few difficult moments. I am now beginning to see how much the Lord is able to work through us in everything that we do. I was able to see this most with the family that we are teaching with Inma, Lucía, Ainara, and Myder. With their baptismal date approaching we got to talk about their desires about being baptized and we were shocked to hear that the mom was completely ready for her baptism, but the 2 daughters old enough said that they still didn't feel prepared. This worried us a little, meaning that we would have to be baptized on 2 different days or we would have to postpone the baptism. So we got to work. We worked really hard on helping them understand that it is not required to have a perfect knowledge about everything that we had taught but rather how they feel making this step and the importance of the baptismal covenant. After a few lessons they told us that they are ready, and we are really looking forward to their baptism this Saturday, which will be my companions first.
We are also already practicing for the Christmas program that we are going to be doing in Trujillo's Plaza de Armas and it looks like it's going to be a great show. We are going to be singing a few Pentatonix numbers including Mary Did You Know and Carol of the Bells, which are already sonding really good. I also get to play my saxophone in a number and my companion is going to do a juggling act with one of the Asistents. It's going to be great!
Well that's about all I got for this week and we are looking forward to hearing from Elder Calderón, an area Seventy, this week. And the work is hastended.