Well, my beautiful trio has come to an end. Hermana Recinos has officially reached 18 months, and is going home. We've been really anxious to know if we have changes, but they called us last night and said that Hermana Kimball and I are staying in Santa Caty!!!! But then I checked my email today and I had a letter from our mission president titled 'A Sacred Calling..' which means I will be TRAINING a new missionary. I'm going to be a mom! Everyone in the room with me when I read my email cheered for me. We'll see how it goes.
Last week, I wrote about Qaini, and his miraculous baptism we were going to have. He was doing really well until, when he was supposed to have his baptismal interview, and he didn't come, and he didn't come, and he didn't come. We waited at the church and called him until 9, when we had to go home. We were'nt really sure what happened, but we talked to him later that night and he said he was 'confused.' We were all pretty discouraged, but we were trying to keep the faith. He surprised us by coming to church , and when we talked to him after that, he told us he was ready to be baptized this . We'll see what happens, but we have faith in him.
I was reading Alma 32 this week, and found a scripture I like that describes the conversion process as I've seen it in the mission:
So if we only begin to build a testimony but stop nourishing it, we won't be able to hold on when the times become difficult. BUT in Alma 33, it says,23 And now, my brethren, I desire that ye shall plant this word in your hearts, and as it beginneth to swell even so nourish it by your faith. And behold, it will become a tree,springing up in you unto everlasting life. And then may God grant unto you that your burdens may be light,through the joy of his Son. And even all this can ye do if ye will. Amen.
So keep that in mind this week. Never cease to nourish your faith.