Sunday, April 23, 2017

January 30, 2017

We had a really interesting baptism on Saturday! It was Ariadna Jasibe Bolaños Climaco. She is 21 and an awesome convert! We got to the church around 12:00 and we had to empty some of the water from the last baptism that we had.. by using buckets and dumping the water into the toilet! It took about an hour to get all the water out and we cleaned it up a bit and turned on the water to fill it up. The one thing was that there wasn't power in the church. We had the ward mission leader call the bishop and he would figure it out before the baptism. So we left the church with the water filling up. We went and ate and did a couple things and came back to the church around 4:00. We got there and there was no water in the font. There was about 8-9 inches of water and that was it. We got a call from our ward mission leader and he said the the power in the church has to be on the push the water from the tank in the ground to the tanks on top of the church... So we got a little nervous at this moment. We had a couple other Elders coming from other zones to see the baptism cause it was there investigator. They got there and we decided to start filling it up with buckets. So they took the screen out of one of the windows and had a big garbage can on wheels and started filling it up with buckets of water and rolled it to the font and filled it up. The filled it up in about 30 mins!! They got so much water in the church haha! Ariadna got there and there was no light in the baptismal room and I am not sure how excited she was about the baptism. She said she wanted to get baptized either way. It was really a neat baptism. We started off by singing a hymn and right when they started to sing... the lights came on! It was awesome! We had 7 missionaries there and a bunch of members! It turned out really good and I think she enjoyed it a lot! And of course you have to go out for tacos to celebrate! It was a great week! My companion is from Los Angeles California, Elder Roberts. He is really cool! I hope everyone else has a great week as well!
Love Elder Ivie

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