This week was rapidísimo, can't believe the transfer is half over already! Hope you are all doing well!
This week was so good! Mayra (older sister of Hernan and Celeste) got baptized on Saturday and it was a MIRACLE that everything worked out! Right when we got to their house Saturday night to go together to the chapel a crazy storm hit. It started pouring so hard and there was thunder and lightning so close that for a moment it was as bright as daytime. The little streets turned into rivers and then the electricity went out and we were stuck in their house wondering what was going to happen, so we said a prayer that it would stop raining so we could get to the church for Mayra's baptism. While Hermana Hammond was saying the prayer it started to rain even harder. But when we finished I just felt calm, and I had no idea how. but I knew we were going to get there. We waited for a little while and the storm didn't stop, but Mayra and her family started to get ready anyway. We decided we would walk. It was pretty crazy, with the lightning and everything and carrying the little girls on backs to cross the street-rivers but shortly after leaving their house, it stopped raining. We kept walking and then the electricity came back! We arrived at the church only an hour late, very wet, but Mayra got baptized and that is what's important!
It was such a special experience, and now we are working more with the parents so that they can get baptized too. The dad Evaristo came to church yesterday, and today while we were in the chapel playing volleyball he came to plant some little plants in front of the church. He is a gardener and had brought them from his work. Just about melted my little heart. If you can pray for Evaristo and Marta (parents of the Diaz family) and Viviana and Oscar (parents of the Rojas family) that would be great! The goal is to have the parents baptized by the end of the transfer. Oh almost forgot, when we got to church on Sunday morning the steeple on the chapel had been struck by lightning during the storm and split in half! Pretty crazy huh? Well, I am learning more and more each day that God is a God of miracles and that He really has all the power to answer our prayers but just wants us to exercise faith first. We could have waited for the storm to stop and maybe we never would have left, but we acted with faith and that's when the storm stopped and the electricity came back on.
Well I love you very much and hope you have a wonderful semana!