Monday, May 9, 2011

Short but Sweet

Hi Family,

I don't have too much time to write today.  I will hit the highlights of our week.

The Vera family is getting ready to be baptized! They are so excited and want to do everything it takes to follow the Savior. They are really an example for me. It's amazing to see. They are really busy this week with their marriage and baptismal preparations but they are in for a weekend of pure joy! We are super excited for them and this baptism will be one of the highlights of my mission - that's for sure!

As well, we have Cristian who is losing his eyesight but is a man filled with faith. He accepts what we teach and then strives to complete with the teachings of Jesus Christ. He has a baptismal date for the 21st. He's working on a couple of things so that he can be baptized, but without a doubt he's going to make it. He brought his Book of Mormon to church even though he can't read it. Goes to show the power that the Book of Mormon has - of comfort, of guidance, revelation. We should be as attached to our copies of the Book of Mormon as he is.

Elder Berríos and I are looking to baptize every week this month (except the week that just passed). We are working hard to bring all unto Christ. Each week is a ton of work - but it's what I look forward to. There are no reasons to sit back and relax - too many opportunities pass by in front of you. We'll have time to rest after this life- this life is so that we can work for our salvation. May we do so with love, hope, joy and happiness as we follow our Savior Jesus Christ. (2 Nephi 31:13, 19, 20) Have a great week and lots of pictures next week are coming! See ya!


Elder Michael Watson

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