BAPTISM OF TONOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!! Me and dad were wearing the same stuff... (Tim Sr. had a baptism the same day 5/16/2015)
THEN IT BECAME A COMMUNITY PROJECT
Ok so Saturday we showed up at Tono's House with 2 and a half gallons of paint. We yelled out Tono and he came out and the look on his face was disbelief... THEN IT BECAME A COMMUNITY PROJECT HAHAHAHAHA Everyone just couldn't believe what we were doing! They brought chairs out to watch us paint and so many people passed by asking if we could help them paint their house just because we did a really good quality job! IT OPENED SO MANY DOORS.
The Before picture... His house was 4 different colors...AND THE AFTER PICTURE... We repainted the windows white and the entire house yellow as to his request... Everyone was amazed because we did a quality job...
Us painting the house... We all signed our names on the roof of the house!! lol
Us with Tono and his son Carols (One of our new investigators)
Us with Heidi the wife of Carols and Tono...
We now are teaching all of Tono´s family in that house and A family across the street! Tono even said he wants to help his entire family become baptized or re activated! BUT Tono´s baptism was so beyond Spiritual and I truly believe it revived this dead ward... I was SO nervous before the Baptism because it was my first one in Spanish but right as someone was bearing their testimony the Spirit just flooded me and I heard ¨You were born to do this.¨ Right after that my heart stopped beating fast and I entered into the Waters of Baptism with Tono. After the Baptism we were all crying and then It was announced that I would be singing... Guess who forgot? Yea... ME. So I opened up the Hymnario to I Need The Every Hour and just sang straight from my soul and WHOA. After that the Bishop spoke and for the first time I saw this man cry. He extended a loving invitation to Tono and then GAVE HIM A MASSIVE HUG... Tono is famous for his hugs... THEN everyone else wanted to join in but the Bishop said we had to wait until after the prayer hahahahahaha. It was amazing.. ALSO someone payed for our Ruta (taxi) to the Baptism AND on the way we found an investigator that went off the map for 3 weeks and now he is finally wanting to come to church. We also have found a little community to teach! We literally go from house to house right across the street and we have 3 new families there as well... TALK ABOUT AMAZING. Our area has EXPLODED with people. It came at great sacrifice and a whole new level of endurance I have never before known in this life. Also The day Tono was confirmed I received the gift of the interpretation of tongues. I was asked by a member of the Stake Presidency to translate for a Haitian Brother who is a return missionary who only speaks French and English... I hardly know Spanish but I was able to translate all of Elders Quorum for him AND translate what he wanted to say from English to Spanish.... TALK ABOUT AMAZING!!
With Tono and his family
Service Project in ¨The Boonies¨ with some of the familes we are teaching... The lady is Mercedes... She received the lessons 15 years ago and still remembers the names of the missionaries! She feeds us A LOT lol
Us burning all the trash (no such thing as garbage men out here)
and Me preaching the gospel to every creature as instructed... He said NO btw... lol
The youth that we are teaching up there... they are SO smart and are reading EVERYTHING and know all the answers to our questions before we ask them... Investigadores de ORO (Golden Investigators) lol
The zone... only elder Henze left this transfer
I have to go... I love you mom and dad!!! LOVE YOU MOST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OH D&C 88:62 through 86!!!! (What he wants us to study this week)