Week #79 – Huge Grin!- July 4th, 2016

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Happy 4th of July!!!!!!!!!!

SO MUCH to be grateful for and to celebrate down here in Tijuana!! I have so much to share!

This week we were blessed with the baptism of An*****!!!  We have been teaching him for about two months. The first time we went and taught him, and basically every lesson afterward for some time, he didn’t want anything to do with the church. He is 21 years old and super smart, and believes more in science. His Dad is a member. He never read what we gave him when we visited and he was always pretty chill, never really said anything in the lessons, but ALWAYS came to church. So we kind of stopped visiting him for a little while because he wasn’t progressing……BUT he kept coming to church! We decided to just teach him all of the lessons and see what happened afterward. So we started back up and we had basically taught him everything and we ended last week. After all the lessons we said, we have taught you all of the lessons… would you like to be baptized? He said he would think about it. We went back to his house a few days later and he just had a huge grin on his face, he couldn’t stop smiling!! He hugged us when we got to his house. We asked him what had happened and he said “yes, I want to be baptized!!!” He just changed!! After that lesson we put a baptismal date for this past week and everything went perfect! He received the priesthood Sunday and was asking us how he could go to the temple! So awesome. It gets better! The baptismal service was great and his Mom came (who isn’t a member). This Sunday she came to church and said she wanted to get baptized. Today we are going over to their house and we’re going start the lessons with her and plan to baptize her at the end of the month. SO EXCITING!!!

Ce*** got his temple recommend this week!!! He is doing great and should be getting a calling here pretty soon.

This morning to celebrate the 4th, me and a few missionaries went to the only ihop in TJ to eat pancakes!!! hahaha it was so much fun! It was packed too, pretty crazy. We left our tip in the form of a big 4, with a bunch of pesos.

Elder Carreto was transferred yesterday! I got my new companion today, his name is Elder Diaz, he is from San Luis Potosi here in Mexico. He just got moved up to be a zone leader with me so it will be pretty fun to show him what we’re doing here in the zone right now. Super stoked to be with him! We’re going to have a great time.

Other than that nothing too crazy!! Lots of new missionaries! Lots of changes, I’m super excited for this transfer! I’m happy to be able to stay in this ward for 6 months. It’s going to be a great experience. I love the members so much and I love being so close to the temple!!

Thanks for all your love an support!!! HAVE AN AWESOME WEEK!

LOVE ELDER WOODS

 

 

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