Wow this week was full of interesting things. First off some sad news. I gave a blessing to the mother of a member who was very, very sick. Her whole body was swollen. To me it looked like her organs had all stopped functioning. I gave her a blessing and all I could think to say was have peace. I couldn't give a blessing of healing, the Spirit didn't tell me too. We knew that she didn't have much more time on this earth. She passed away this past Thursday. Apparently she wanted to talk to us before she passed but her daughter didn't want to leave her to come looking for us. We are going to make sure that her daughter knows about the blessings of the temple so that she can do her work for her.
Another scary thing happened. The young son of our pensionista had to go to the hospital the other day. He was throwing up all day and had a very high fever. She left to go to the hospital before we knew that he was that sick. We called the missionaries in the other area and they gave him a blessing. His mom, Hermana Luisa said that the missionaries stayed with her until about 10:30 that night before they left. She was terrified because only about two years ago her other son passed away in the exact same way with the exact same symptoms. I hope that she will want to listen to us so that she can understand the Plan of Salvation that God has for us. Anderson gets to come home tomorrow I'm excited to see him. He can't say chao. Ha its hilarious. You tell him to say chao and he says bye! Its awesome.
We are working with two families to get them married in the upcoming weeks. We are really excited for them. Pray for Familias Medina Pascual and the Familia Pumatay. They need prayers! We have another baptism this upcoming week. Ray is 16 going on 17. His brother who is a recent convert is going to baptize him! I'm super excited!
Mala is doing so great! Usually in the summer time there are only 30 to 40 members but the last few weeks we have had almost 100! I know that the Lord is blessing Mala every day! I know that the power of the priesthood is real. God has given us this power to use on this earth to bless the lives of others. I'm so thankful for every opportunity to be able to do it. I know that this gospel is true with all my heart and soul. Stay strong family! I love all of you!
Love Elder B
Mom. I have a proposition. If some members of the family would like to help pay for marriages we could really use the help. Really right now thats the best way that we can help anyone. Thanks mom!