May 1, 2017
This week was seriously beautiful. Why? WELL LEMME TELL YA.
We played ultimate frisbee for FHE. Got to wear pants AND tear up dat field. It was so much fun!
Jose got baptized this week. It was the most spiritual baptism of my mission by far. Here is the type of person Jose is, in a nutshell.
We met with him daily the week of his baptism. One lesson we whipped out my favorite pamphlet: CHASTITY. We were like, "Do you want to have one of these?" and he goes, "Oh no I have it on the gospel library app. Yeah I've actually studied that a lot. Whenever I'm tempted I read the pamphlet and I go watch the videos on Mormon channel. The church website has really helped me." My jaw literally was on the floor for 5 minutes solid. In 60 seconds, Jose restored my faith in humanity and men in general. If Jose can overcome his addictions and live the law of chastity, anyone can.
Later on in another lesson he got this little grin on his face and in my head I'm like *what did I say this time*. I asked him why he was smiling and he goes, "I just really really love Christ." I know.
Jose's baptism was such a privilege to witness. A member who has come to lots of lessons and has really helped Jose baptized him. After he came out of the water, Jose and Michael stood there and hugged each other for about 10 seconds. It was the sweetest thing I have ever seen in my mission and life. Then Jose got up and bore his testimony. It was absolutely incredible.
The best part of the whole evening was the President Layton was a sneaky lil paparazzi and was taking pictures of me as I'm bawling. THANKS!!
Yesterday at church after Jose got confirmed we were talking to him and he goes, "Yeah so last night I went on the children's scripture app and binge watched all of the Old Testament. I'm going to watch all of the New Testament today and then do Book of Mormon tomorrow." I can't handle him.