Family and Friends,Well there you have it, like I said in my last email this past week I completed 6 months in the mission. I still can hardly believe that I am 1/4 of the way through... It is a crazy feeling and what is even crazier is that I know the time is only going to start going by faster! My mission president told me that the first 6 months are the slowest, the second 6 months go by in a snap, and then the last year doesn´t even exist. Which is sad because looking back the first 6 months flew!!!! Oh well though, I am just trying to make the absolute best of every single day that I have in the mission and work as hard as I can!
The two sisters that got baptized this week are named Fiorella and Vanessa. They are 11 and 15 years old respectively. They are great but their parents are really catholic and did not want to give them permission to be baptized. We worked a ton with their parents and saw many miracles as we tried to gain their trust and show them the necessity of the baptism of their daughters. Finally three days ago the father said that he would be wrong to deny his daughters when they were trying to follow Jesus, and he signed the papers. I was able to baptize Vanessa and it was great! I was also able to baptize Abigail who is also incredible. She is 17 and new here from Peru. She is absolute evidence that the Lord is preparing people here to hear the gospel and accept all that it entails. Any time that she had a question or doubt we just taught her the basic doctrine using the scriptures and invited her to pray to God for an answer, and every time she was able to receive answers to her prayers. It just goes to show that if we have faith, God will ALWAYS answer our prayers because He wants us to know His truth!
Anyway I absolutely loved being able to be a part of those sacred ordinances and am so happy for them and for their decision. We will be working more with them this week as they prepare for their confirmations this next Sunday!
|Elder Zollinger and Elder Molina, Juncal Argentina Baptisms|
|Elder Zollinger's Mission District at the Buenos Aires LDS Temple|
|Buenos Aires Temple|
|Elder Zollinger and Elder Molina|