Mexico, Monterrey West Mission

Mexico, Monterrey West Mission

Monday, March 12, 2012

Week Two - Baptism and Week of Miracles!

Hey everyone! Where to start off for this week? Well, we had an incredible week with several great miracles.  
We'll start off with the people in white clothes. In addition to last weeks email, this is the mother of the less active family.  It was about 2 weeks ago when we met her. One rather quiet morning just contacting houses and people in the street.  We felt the impression to go to the house of this less active family and there we met G.  When we put a return date with her for the next day, she waited for us on point.  As we talked a little with her and her family, she shared with us how she never had the desire to be baptized, and to that point, still didn't.  As we listened to her words a little more, we discovered the tragedy of the death of her son 10 months ago.  We were the first missionaries to show up with her since then.  Who knows how we found her at that precise timing.  This is a lady that spends 2 or 3 days in her house, than leaves out of town for 2 weeks to work for her family.  On that morning we taught her, her mind completely turned around.  From seeing no desire for baptism, to asking us when she will be able to be baptized to obtain these keys to see her son again.  It was a very powerful, spiritual visit.  It was the last prayer that she offered, when she broke down from the incredible power of the Holy Ghost she had witnessed of.  After that day, she had to leave out of town for work.  Fortunately, it was her mother's birthday yesterday and she came home early.  She gave us a call Saturday and asked if we could pass by.  That Saturday morning, after early morning service with some Elders in the zone, the zone leaders came to our area, helped us manage out our appointments and to have a few baptism interviews.  We had the Mission President and Bishop's permission to baptize her the next day, and confirm her following the baptism.  It was a rather fast process, and to be honest I have no idea how it worked out so incredibly perfect, but the Lord has been preparing her for almost a year for what happened yesterday.  I now feel comforted knowing that she will be with her little boy, for eternity.

Also, on the left hand, is 14 year old is J. from last week's best friend. We later found out that his grandparents are active members in the same ward! They were very pleased to find out that their grandson had made this decision. He had a lot of his family there, leaving us with a full baptism service.

I'll have to touch a little on how the leadership meeting was the next week.  We look forward to this following week to work even harder!  I love this work. Because of these experiences, I know it's true. We are only the instruments to find these elect — the conversion is by the power of the Savior.
I love you all - Elder Warner

Hey, my sweet mother!!!  How was your week?!!! You'll read all about mine, it was incredible. Alot of it reminded me of the experience with Sis. Martha.  Today was super fun. We went to a place called Incredible Pizza with the zone.  Our district is doing a lot better, 3 out of 4 companionships baptized yesterday which is really rare for this area. This change is going very well.  
I am loving this work.  I fall deeper into it each day. I hope you are doing well - you are constantly in my heart and prayers. Have an amazing week for me! We'll talk to you soon!  Bryan

Baptism of G. and J.

G's family attending her baptism

P-day at the Incredible Pizza!

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