Sunday, March 14, 2010

Guillermo's Conversion 2 8 10

Congratulations Brooke and Aaron on the new baby. He'll probably be walking by the time I get home, but that's ok. I don't really like it when all they can do is lay there and poop.

Well, we had another good week. We had a baptism. Guillermo passed his interiew with President Spannaus, and was baptized on Saturday. It was an amazing experience. I'll tell you a little bit about Guillermo. Guillermo is about 65 years old and has been an alcoholic most of his life. For that reason, his life hasn't been too great. His family life struggled because of his addiction, and he has made a lot of mistakes that have haunted him for years. He had tried to quit several times, but had always fallen back in the same problem. A little over a month ago he met the missionaries that were here before us. They brought him to church and taught him about the word of wisdom. Since that visit he hasn't had a drop of alcohol. We've been teaching him for a while, and he is always waiting for us when we get there. He walks pretty slowly, but he gets to church by himself every week. He was so excited for his baptism. It's amazing to see the change that has happened in him through the gospel. It's hard to believe that this nice old man was not too long ago a drunk that lied passed out in the street. I know the Lord works miracles, and perhaps the biggest miracle of all is the change that he can make in the life of someone that accepts the gospel.

This week a huge storm came into the area. It was pretty awesome. Apparently it never rains in February, but last week it rained for almost 2 days straight. There was some pretty bad flooding in Chilpancingo. One of the churches flooded. There's a river that runs through the city that is usually just a dry canal, but last week it was almost over flowing. It actually had some sweet rapids. I thought it probably would have been pretty fun in a kayak even though the water had a lot of trash in it. But everyone here thought the world was ending. Oh and speaking of the world ending, I'd like to read that book that explains the book of revelations. The jw's sometimes throw out some crazy ideas about revelations, and I don't know what to say. A lot of people here believe in stuff that the jw's say even though they still say they're catholics. I don't really get it.

Ok well, I don't have much else to say. Happy Valentine's Day, and have a good week.

Elder Hansen

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