Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A Stick, Torn Up Pillow and a Dead Guy

Ola Familia!!!

Ok soooo this week we had a very average week. Like no joke it was like same old same old. UNTIL Thursday, We decided to go see our investigator that came to conference. We felt that we really needed to reteach the first lesson to her and invite her to be baptized. Well the first miracle was that she was in her house. The second was that she accepted the invite to be baptized on the 19! We were sooooo excited! Well long story short we went to go get her for church on Sunday and she went to Lisbon and just forgot to tell us. ya... it was really sad cause now she is no longer marked to be baptized. But if we can finish up teaching her this week we can still see her enter the waters of baptism if she comes to church next week. So we are really praying hard for her! So after she wasn't home on Sunday both Sister Steagall and I were really sad but neither of us wanted to say anything so we walked to church real quiet. I think that we both knew that in our hearts we were praying real hard to see a miracle that day. Well we went to church and for the first 2 hours no one showed up. Not a single investigator walked in. Then at the last minuet just as sacrament was starting we had the family that we are teaching walk in! Then not long after that we had a couple that we have only talked to like one time come as well! It was so amazing! We had an amazing testimony meeting and the spirit was so strong! In the end even though we did not have the one person we thought would come be there we had 5 other people come! It was so amazing! And the couple that came is planning on coming to an activity that we are having on Friday and then again to church on Sunday! MIRACLES PEOPLE MIRACLES!!! BUT WAIT THERES MORE! So later that day the Elders in Lagos had a baptism. They have to come to our chapel to have it and so we got all the stuff ready to go for them. Well they got there and we were told that 2 people would be getting baptized but only one got dressed and they told us that the other person backed out last second. So they did the baptism and it was amazing. Well we went to help her get dressed after and when we came back out Elder Seeley (one of the elders from Lagos) was crying and came up to us and told us that after the baptism when they started playing the piano and wait for her to be done changing the other person who was supposed to be baptized but in the last minute felt that he was not ready, looked at Elder Seeley and said "I cannot wait anymore. I need to be baptized now." So they baptized him as well. I have never felt the spirit so strong in my whole life! NEVER! It was so amazing!

God really does love all his children so much!! I love the mission so much! It is days like yesterday that make it all worth it! I am so happy to be here serving our Heavenly Father!

Oh I should probably explain the title of this email. So to tie our Sunday off in a big old bow, we were walking in the street and we saw a big group of people. Well we kept going and realized that they were all gathered around this guy that was laying on the side of the road with a torn up pillow and foam all around him and a stick. He looked super dead. Like Sister Steagall and I no joke were like "what the, that guy is DEAD!!" So we stayed a minute and then an ambulance came and we saw the dead guy move so, ya, he wasnt actally dead but we have no idea what happened. It was super weird. This little story is also my advise this week. Never play dead on the side of the road. You will freak out the missionarias if you do.

OK well love you all! As always thank you for your prayers! Sounds like you are all having a grand time in goold ol' utah! Glad spring break was a blast!

Fica Bem!
Sister Bakker!

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