Ok, this week was a little bit sad in lots of different ways. Do you remember Lily and Ever? Well they had a baptismal date for this next weekend but on Monday night one of their four year old twins put rat poison in her mouth. She didn't eat it but stuck a little bit in there. So they went to the hospital and got her some help and she ended up not having any ill effects. But it sure did scare Lily. The next night the other daughter woke up with her throat hurting and the next morning it was all swollen and big. It had a big lump on the outside. They thought that it might have been a gland or something but went to a few more doctors and one told her to go to the emergency in Lima. She got there, they ran some tests and Lily called me at three in the morning crying and told me that her four year old daughter has a tumor... It was a pretty rough couple of days but they decided later that maybe its a cyst. But they were going to be doing a biopsy today to see what it is. Lily didn't sleep for about 3 or 4 days. She was only able to see Lyseth her daughter, for a couple of minutes every couple of hours. They are pretty shaken up but doing ok. Their family is telling them that it's because they are talking with us that all these things are happening. Please pray for Lily her husband Ever their daughters Fatima and Lyseth. They all need your prayers so very much.
The other family that should be getting baptized this Saturday is still having trouble with their papers to get married. We are still shooting for Saturday but they could really use the help of your prayers too. Their names are Mauricio and Juana (huana).
Some really good news! Tomorrow is the baptism of Sandra the youngest daughter of Arevalo! And guess who will be baptizing her! Arevalo! It's awesome! He blessed the sacrament for the first time this last Sunday and will be using his priesthood tomorrow to baptize his daughter! How cool! He wants to go to the temple and do the work for his dad and mom in the next couple of weeks. He is such a cool guy! I'm so happy with all the progress that he is making!
We are having good progress here in Mala. We have had some really rough spots this last week... But we are working hard and trying to get it done. The thing is that sometimes we try to do it on our time and not the Lords. I'm trying to respond to the promptings of the Spirit and always let Him guide the way. I know that He is real and that He leads and guides us. With Him as our guide we can do anything.
I sure love you family! Holy cow (Santa Vaca!) Zach! are you really that tall or are you a little bit higher up the mountain than Lauren? Your gonna pass me up! I might be growing longitudinally (can you fix that mom i cant remember how to spell it)... But i think that i have started to do some horizontal growth...
I sure love all of you and all that you do for me. Thanks for the box of socks! I got a box from Grandma Dorothy a few weeks ago not sure if that was the last one that she sent or not. It had beef jerky WHICH IS LIKE GOLD FOR ME!!!!! and some rice crispy treats... might be one of the reasons for my horizontal growth.... I sure do love you family! Thanks for being the best! Keep doing what's right and correct in the sight of the lord!