Hi family and friends!
It's already August tomorrow! What?? I feel so old.
This week was súper genial!!! Wow we are so tired but so so happy. Milton and Camila got baptized on Saturday!! It was one of the most spiritual baptisms I have ever been to. I love this family so much!! I can't even describe how awesome they are. It feels so good to be lead by God to someone who is so ready for the gospel and then to teach them and watch them enter the waters of baptism. That doesn't happen everyday! And after they were baptized they both shared their testimonies in front of everyone and there wasn't one person there who didn't feel the Spirit— they are so incredible.
Their story is super cool too!! I think I already told you parts of it, but for Milton, this was his first time meeting with missionaries. He married his current wife 4 years ago and she is a member but she never pressured him to take the lessons or go to church. She was simply a really good example to him and would share spiritual stories all the time. When Milton's daughter, Camila, arrived from Ecuador a month ago, the first thing Milton told her was that they were going to go to church. They went to an English ward for a couple weeks and the bishop there said he would send missionaries, but we don't know what happened with that because they never came. We had received a separate referral from a member family in the neighborhood, so when we knocked on their door they were already expecting us! Haha we didn't know that they were expecting missionaries but God did and He sent us in the perfect moment. :) Camila's story is long, but we know that she was prepared for her baptism since before this life. She is so awesome!! She met missionaries in Ecuador before, but she never got baptized. Actually, one of the elders that found her was from Utah and had returned from his mission and he came to her baptism and confirmed her on Sunday!! Small world!! But it was really cool to see how this was her time and in her testimony at her baptism she was like "I'm so excited to have a forever family and to get married in the temple and have lots of kids" hahahah she's hilarious. We hope she serves a mission too :)))))
Another miracle we saw this week was on Friday when we found two new investigators! We know that there are some non-members living in the same house as our recent convert, Marisa, so we prayed in the morning to receive revelation of what time we should go and we went by to see if they were home. We found Marisa's sister-in-law and her sister-in-law's niece who had just arrived from Chile the night before!! That was perfect timing because it was the Lord's timing!! Also fun fact, they are from Santiago!!! And they have lots of family still there!! I showed them the picture of Spencer with the Chilean flag and they said that they would tell everyone that he is coming and to look for him :D haha Spence, you already have some friends waiting for you!! They are from Coquimbo! Does the Santiago North mission go that north?
One of my favorite scriptures that I read this week is found in D&C 68:6. It says, "Wherefore, be of good cheer, and do not fear, for I the Lord am with you, and will stand by you; and ye shall bear record of me, even Jesus Christ, that I am the Son of the living God, that I was, that I am, and that I am to come." I love scriptures like this one because it gives me so much comfort to know that even though we may have hard times, Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God, is with us!! He knows our potential and He loves us so much and He will strengthen us when we defend and testify of Him. Be examples of the believers!!
Love you all! Life is good in Riverton, UT!!
love, Hermana Daniels