Monday, October 14, 2013

Three Baptisms

Elder Hazelgren and Elder Vasquez had three baptisms on Saturday! Dallin was very excited to share this news. He shared about Hermana Garcia (hermana is sister in Spanish) and said she has had the missionaries visiting her for four years now and always turned them down and refused to change. Dallin said he and his companion even invited her to be baptized several times and she said no. After General Conference, the Elders shared their thoughts with her and she asked "When is my baptism date?" She had a mighty change of heart. She even asked Dallin to baptize her. Hermana Garcia was very emotional the day of her baptism and Dallin said it was the most spiritual experience of his life. Hermana Garcia said "I don't know how to describe it, but this is the best day of my life."
Elder Hazelgren was asked by another sister to baptize her as well (he didn't mention her name). He said all three of the baptisms were miracles. Hermana Garcia is helping Dallin with his Spanish and he said they are developing a good friendship.
I shared a quote with Dallin from President Lorenzo Snow on missionary work. "There is a way to reach every human heart, and it is your business to find the way to the hearts of those to whom you are called." I thought that quote was very fitting and I'm glad Dallin appreciated it as much as I did.
In April of this year, I was able to go to El Salvador on a dental humanitarian trip. Dallin said that the church building we had our clinic in is where he attends church and plays basketball every week. It was cool to hear that.
Ally and Emmy asked Dallin how the showering conditions were there and he said he showers by dumping buckets of ice cold water on himself daily :/ Yikes!
We are proud of Dallin and loving hearing about the great experiences he is having. It was great to hear about his baptisms and pray daily that he and his companion will find those people who are searching for the gospel in their lives.
Here are some pictures from the baptisms...

                                            Hermana Garcia (Bety Garcia)

               Elders with the 3 ladies who were baptized (Left to Right: Delmy, Milagros, Bety)

                                           Elder Hazelgren, Milagros, Elder Vasquez

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