My dear dear Family,Just look at that picture! Frankie came to church with a white shirt and tie! His countenance has changed so so much! No more alcohol, drugs, or tobacco. He really came to church to worship! The speaker was perfect too! They talked about the bible scripture that teaches friends of the World = enemy to god. It was an excellent talk and something Frankie AND sister burrup and sister veazey enjoyed. It was also fun to see Flor from paradise at night church. We had a lesson after church with frankie. He is excited to be baptized. He has come so so far. He is technically still set to be baptized . Sister Veazey and I are praying to know if it's right or another. So far he has never come to church in the morning. We want to help him just a ltttle bit more with that to make sure he doesn't inactivate or have a lot of struggles after his baptism. It's been such a blessing and privilege to know and teach frankie. He loves the Lord so so much! In the picture, Frankie is holding his new preach my gospel but his time in spanish. He loves missionary work and is hoping to serve a mission. He's come a long way! Thank you for your prayers and fasting on his behalf. it means the world to me.
Well, Fransisco and his wife Nayeli really enjoyed he Gladys Knight Fireside. What a neat experience. She and her husband have strong testimonies and have worked hard to share them. I've never heard hymns baptist style but i kind of liked it. She is very talented. She says that when she joined the church all of a sudden she knew why she could sing. Fransisco is very excited for his baptism . We are trying to work out 1 detail though. Fransisco REALLY wants to be baptized in a lake. We are trying to work with our leaders to find out what to do. He read about the Waters of Mormon and felt the spirit really strong so now he wants to be baptized outside. So pray for us to know what to do too :) Either way, Fransisco is excited and is trying hard to be prepared. He quit coffee last week and has been having lots of headaches but he said, "well, now i know i was addicted. I never knew." He has a very optimistic attitude towards obedience because he loves the Lord so much. We know the Lord has worked miracles in his life as well.
Outside of those two, we have erika preparing to be baptized. She is so sweet and sincere. She is reading in the book of mormon and praying for the first time in her life. She is progressing well. Also, Marta! marta came to church and really enjoyed it. She is catholic and the restoration was a bit of a shocker. We taught it with the pamphlet and could see that she wasn't understanding it well so we made it a little more visual with "the cup lesson." We were a little nervous because of her reaction to the first lesson we had had. Coming out of the lesson we KNEW that God had guided our words and that the spirit was felt by us and her. She asked her to write a dedicatory note in her Book of Mormon. She is excited to start reading :)