"My son, peace be unto thy soul; thine adversity and thine afflictions shall be but a small moment; And then, if thou endure it well, God shall exalt thee on high; thou shalt triumph over all thy foes." D&C 121:7-8

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

I probably needed stitches but it was too late

First off, we didn’t have Javier’s or Carmen’s baptism this week. Javier drank coffee the day before his interview. But we rescheduled it and they will be baptized this coming Saturday along with José! So it’s all good!!! Maria (Javier and Carmen’s mom) said that they ran out of coffee and she isn’t going to buy any more. We suggested that they can buy MorCaf. Its like postum, and pretty good actually. But that was a little set back for the baptism, but Javier and Carmen are still really excited and the members are really helping a lot with them so it should be great! Even little Carmen bore her testimony in Sacrament meeting!!! It was so great!! I felt so happy when I saw her stand up and walk to the front to testify about this wonderful church. I could see one of the counselors of the bishopric from where I was sitting and his expression was pure amazement. It was truly a very special experience to have an investigator, future member, bear their testimony.

José Pocon is still on for this Saturday if you didn’t catch that before. He also has been invited to many single adult activities by the members. So it’s going really well with him.

I finished the Book of Mormon for the 2nd time this past Wednesday! I started again too and I just finished with the Isaiah chapters in 2nd Nephi. How are you all doing on your reading? I sure hope really good!

For Jared, we did set a date.....for his marriage. I sure hope he gets baptized after that too. We shall see!!!

José left from Heidy's house again. I called him and he said he probably won't come back this time. At least not for a long time. Her divorce got a lot more difficult because Heidy’s husband said that she had to pay a debt that he acquired after their separation of about 5,000 Quetz. The divorce is going to take 3 to 6 months. So if José doesn’t come back maybe they can both get baptized, but they both have to be committed. We shall see. Hopefully they both can be baptized and then enjoy the endless blessings the Lord will have for them if they stay faithful to their decision. We shall see.

How is your head? Did you need stitches? Of course, when I think of injuries, I have to ask, how is your knee?
I probably needed stitches, but it was too late. It has to be done within an hour of the accident, but that didn’t really work out. So I just clean it everyday with hydrogen peroxide. And I only had a headache for maybe 3 days. So that’s doing good. My knee hadn’t hurt at all for maybe a month until Saturday. But it still wasn’t too bad. So it’s doing really well because of all your prayers. Thank you so much.

Yesterday was fast Sunday so Dad and Jake both wore their matching ties. Have you been wearing yours that I sent you to match them too? I love picturing the three of you thinking of each other as your put your same tie on each fast Sunday.
Yes I wore that tie yesterday....haha.

I have those church history pictures that you asked for your birthday. Do you want me to have them bound or at least hole punched and held together with a ring or two? Or is it better to have them separate?
Ya I guess you could do that with the pictures. But I want it to fit inside my scripture covers. So I doubt they will if you do that. And they will also get all bent if I stick them in my bag like that. So it would be better to just have them separate. Will you get some that Simon Dewey painted if you haven’t already? Those are my favorite.

Well that’s all for this week. I love you all and thanks for all your love and support.
Quedese Fuerte (Stay Strong)
Guarde la Fé (Keep the Faith)
Elder Jordan Smith

1 comment:

  1. Yep, you're doing a great job with this blog MOM!! It looks great and what a cute son you have! He sounds wonderful. :) I thought the balloons were interesting too. It's good to hear that he is doing so well! Love ya, RaShel