This week was full of extremely powerful spiritual experiences and a very hysterical one as well.
We are visiting Mikey more and more because guess what.... She´s getting baptized on Saturday!!! We had the opportunity to go to the temple with her and have a lesson on the temple grounds. She is so excited to enter and already has her family history done to do baptisms for them. Her son, Michael, who´s 10 years old, looked at me and asked when he could go in. Her and her two sons are the loves of my life. I´m pretty sure Mikey has a depth of spiritually and understanding that surprasses many other people. When she found out she could do work for her ancestors, she said we answered the final question she´s always had and that now she doesn´t believe this church is true, but rather she knows. She is my inspiration.
We also got the opportunity to visit the temple on Friday as a mission which was amazing. We got to listen to talks from President Flake, the president of the temple, and our mission president, President Corbitt. They were amazing and the session was amazing as well.
Yesterday we had Stake Conference which was absolutely amazing. President Corbitt, President Flake, their wives, and the Stake President spoke. It was a powerful meeting and Mikey was really moved by the talks about temples and family history work, despite a little interruption in the meeting... While one of the Authorities was speaking, a man began to yell, ¨Shut this man up, no more!¨He was clearly not okay. The Authority paused his talk, and 12 men stood up at the same time to take the man away, who began to yell some other crazy things like how he was going to crucify us all. The 12 men calmly carried him out and all was well. The authority calmly continued his talk and we finished the powerful Stake Conference.
One of the times we were visiting Mikey this week, we heard some very loud booms outside, followed by people screaming and running down the street. Immediately Hermana Rivera went into a panic and as I held her to comfort her, Mikey peeked outside to see what was going on. Hermana Rivera kept saying, ¨They´re shooting, they´re opening fire..¨ and I just rubbed her back and did my best to calm her down. When Mikey returned, she entered with a laugh and said, ¨¨Hermanas, it´s just fireworks. They´re celebrating the opening of the new supermarket across the street.¨ It was hilarious. Mikey´s kids couldn´t stop laughing at us.
I love you all. Don´t forget to give a little more, to laugh a little more, love a little more, serve a little more. Little by little we can become closer to the person we want to be.
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Santo Domingo East MIssion
SDQ 4102, 2250 NW 114th Ave.
Miami, FL 33172-3652
8540 NW 66th St.
Miami, FL 33195 - 2698
Dominican Republic Santo Domingo East Mission