Wednesday, August 2, 2017

I do belive in miracles! I do! I do!

August 1, 2017

Well this week was super awesome. Sorry for not emailing yesterday but I will explain that here:

1. Well we went to the temple today. Super awesome and I got to see a bunch of people there. First off I saw a bunch of newbies from the CCM. "Me: Hey Nuevos! Gringo: Eggs? Me: No! Nuevos! Gringo: Why are you calling us eggs???" After that I saw President and Sister Moore from the CCM. I can't believe that after 7 months out of the CCM Sister Moore actually remembered me. I think it was because I lost all of my suitcases for the first 4 weeks in there. 

2. I went on splits with the Zone leaders again. So once again it was two gringos walking down the streets of Peru preaching a gospel that was restored in the United States in Spanish. We got some interesting looks. 

3. One of our investigators had her birthday this last Friday and her family planned a surprise birthday party. So as missionaries we went and helped set up and surprise her. But it ended up that she never showed up in the time frame that was allowed for us and so we left. But the next day we went and visited her and we found out that she was about 4 hours late and she didn't show up until 11. And sometimes my mom thought that I was late sometimes. 😜

Well this week was super great. We had a baptism this last Saturday and we actually baptized an entire family. I mean I have heard of missionaries baptizing families before but I never thought that I would have the chance to baptize one. Their names are Juber, Marybell, Juber Jr., and Gianella. I'll just say that it was super amazing and great to see them take that step in their lives. But I think that my companion gyped me there. We each were going to baptize two of them. But when he found out that we weren't going to have hot water for the baptism he decided to let a different member of the church baptize one of his people. So he ended up being in the water for about 3 minutes while I had to stay in there for like 10 minutes. 😥 I am surprised that I didn't catch hypothermia. 

I miss you all tons,
Elder Garbett