This week was INTENSE! So we've been working hard with this couple that we met at the beginning of the transfer and this week was their baptism. We worked HARD with them because they were pretty hesitant at first but it all worked out in the end! On Tuesday we practiced the baptismal interview with them and suggested that President Cruz would come to do their interview. Their best friend who has been helping us a lot is from Rio and has been inactive for many years but has been returning as they have been starting this journey. When he heard the name "Cruz" from Rio his jaw dropped and he started asking a bunch of questions about pres like his name, wife's name, etc. Once he got all that info he got very emotional and told us that he was his bishop in Rio many years ago and that they were great friends! We called pres right away to let him know and he couldn't believe it! When he came to do the interviews they had an awesome reunion. It was so cool to see how Heavenly Father looks out for all his children, even those lost sheep, and provides a way for them to come back. They had their interviews and the baptism was a success. President LOVES this family and grabbed their number and started planning family nights with them and everything. He then suggested an awesome idea that we take them to the temple this week to give a tour of the gardens and teach about the temple! So that's what we're gonna do today...take our recent convert family to the temple for the first time!! :D
Just wanna let y'all know that even though I'm only 43 days away, I'm working like I've never worked before!
Love you guys!
p.s. I'll be coming home NEXT MONTH!!!