Monday, February 1, 2016

"I'm Dreaming of a Noche Blanca" - Week 82

February 1st, 2016

     Well, the day came. Before Christmas, President Corbbit received revelation, and nothing short of it, that every zone in the mission should have what's called a Noche Blanca, "White Night". It's basically a combined baptismal service from all the wards and branches in the stake. It was an incredible experience. Hainamosa is a pretty big zone, consisting of 30 missionaries. This Saturday, 19 people were baptized, including our dear family, Felix and his daughter Natalia Ramos.

     It was a beautiful experience we had the opportunity to participate in. The next day, they were confirmed as members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in sacrament meeting. Afterward, Felix was interviewed, and received the Aaronic Priesthood. Felix also received a calling as the Ward Library Director, and his wife, Yilenis, will receive a calling within the Relief Society this next week. A complete family was both re-activated, and baptized, returned to and brought to the fold of Christ. There is no doubt that the heavens did indeed rejoiced that day.

     The Church is true, and I'm living and experiencing the Gospel on the front lines. We can all live it and experience it this way, we just have to be in the right place at the right time doing the right thing. The rest is simple, and the miracles come.

     Thanks for all the love!

     Elder Brady

Elder Ruiz and I

Nuñez was able to make it to the baptism

Familia Ramos

​Come on in boys! The water is fine!

Noche Blanca!

After the baptism we went to their house and celebrated with some pizza!

Lunch with some awesome members

Went to the house of another family of investigators (Familia Anziani)
 to celebrate like 5 birthdays they've had this month,
 and we brought them a cake

We watched "The other side of Heaven" as the activity.

We've made good friends with our favorite sandwich and juice vendor in town.
They have meat on the weekends. Super awesome group of guys.

La Zona Hainamosa! These are our zone t-shirts
Elder Call, Me, and Elder Orchard (who was my companion in the MTC)

My buddies the zone leaders. Such studs

The sisters and I from our ward

Ran into the ol Villa Mella clan