Monday, September 1, 2014

First Baptism!!...September 1, 2014

Week 3:
Wow what a week I had!!  We had the opportunity as a mission to hear from three of the Brethren from the church!  Elder Waddel and his wife, Elder Suarez and his wife (both from the 70), and Elder Christofferson and his wife (from the 12 duh!!).  It was truly an incredible experience and I learned so much!!  Listening to the Spanish was like listening to English.  Thanks to the Spirit everyone felt the gift of tongues!!  I tell people all the time that I have only been here for 8 weeks and nobody believes me!!  This gospel truly is incredible for many reasons!!  The rest of the week was pretty much the same except we had two lunches one day (the food here is so good and we always get fed) but that night I had a terrible dream!!  I dreamt that I had to buy a new suit and when I got home my family didn't recognize me because I was so fat!!  Holy worst dream I have had so far and the only one I can even remember!!  We work so hard that I sleep like a rock and don't remember a thing!!  Days just whizz by and you just take 8 hour naps for 16 hour days.  Haha gosh!! I cut my hair  and got bumped and messed it up pretty bad so we tried to fix it.  Doesn't look too bad!!  However, I bought a pair of lenses to try and just cover it up!!  I look pretty fresh in these new gaffas! 

Yummy empanadas

At the beach in Cartagena
One of our investigators, Victor Sanchez, took a huge leap and was baptized this past Saturday!!  It was such a wonderful, incredible, eye-opening experience for me and I can't believe the change that has occurred in his life!  He has a strong testimony and feels the spirit even more so when he reads the scriptures and prays!!  What an amazing thing that we all have but take for granted all the time!!
Elder Brady Slack, Victor Sanchez, Elder Herbas

 Today we went to the center (Cartagena) and holy ocean and people!  I have learned that everyone here thinks that all Americans have tons of money and food.  There is a former military American in my area who stopped us to talk.  Speaking English was a God send but we talked and he said it is difficult to live here because everyone thinks he has tons and tons of money.  Slowly I think I can talk to him more and more about what we are doing here, but for now small talk will have to do.  That is basically it and for those of you who have served you know what I mean when I say that only about 1 or 2 major things happen that are worth writing about.  The rest is just work.  I love you all and can't wait to see what else the Lord has in store for me!!  Keep on doing what y'all are doing!!
Elder Slack 

Elder Herbas and Elder Slack playing soccer on P day

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