This week has been very hard as it has sunk in that Hermana Judd is leaving. We have worked harder than we have ever worked before and she has such a strong desire to finish to the end. I dunno what I am going to do without her. I love her so much! I just found out that I am going to be training this next change. I am not sure what to do… at all, But the Lord knows what he is doing.
This week we visited with one of the families with which we have been working for the longest time and a miracle happened. We have prayed and fasted and then prayed some more that this family could finally accept a fecha to be baptized. They have had so many amazing experiences. Their daughter Katharine was baptized my first Sunday here but they have never been baptized. Hermana Judd and I have shed so many tears for this family, because no matter what there is always a huge doubt or disanimo, really it is a rollercoaster every time we meet with them. We love them so much though. Well, on Saturday night we watched them step into the waters of baptism and yesterday they were confirmed members of the church. It was so beautiful and I have never felt the spirit so strong at a baptismal service. The Hermana looked so beautiful in her white clothes. Their daughter gave one of the talks and Hermana Judd and I sang. We tried to heat the water (#epicfail). Tons of members came to support them, we didnt have enough room for chairs for everyone! It was so amazing. What a tender mercy from the Lord. I love this work!
Sorry, just a short one this week, but thank you so much for all of your love and support. Go change the world! If i have learned anything in my short time here it is that when we can go no farther, when we have given our all that is when the miracles will come. The Lord not only makes up the difference, but he gives us the strength to do all things. He has truly filled me to overflowing. This is not easy…but it is so worth it.
Hurrah for Israel!