Monday, October 6, 2014

Leadership Conference--- Ariana`s Baptism

Hola Familia!
Wow this week was super crazy. First of all, my companion and I, our Zone Leaders and the Zone Leaders of the other zone all travelled from Pucallpa to Iquitos for the leadership conference. It was so fun! We flew in from Pucallpa and the other leaders flew in from Tarapoto (my last area) and also Moyobamba. It was so fun to see my friends that have been serving in other parts of the mission for a long time. It was like a big family reunion. We were in Iquitos for three days and it was so weird to be back there because I haven’t been to Iquitos for like 5 months!! It was way cool though. We had a really good conference with lots of laughs; they took us to a really cool place for lunch. It was a place with zebra couches and disco lights….. President didn’t let us turn on the lights but it was still fun J We all flew back to Pucallpa Friday morning with President and the Assistants and when we got to Pucallpa we had a meeting for all of the Hermanas in the city. Elder Peacock, one of the Assistants, asked me and my companion if we would give a training at the meeting. Me and my companion sat together on the plane bouncing off ideas for our training and we really received revelation.  We got back to our house and literally wrote our training in five minutes because the spirit told us exactly what to say. After we gave our training, President and Hermana Gomez and both of the Assistants told us how inspiring our training was and that they were very impressed. They congratulated us! I felt pretty good, all thanks to the Holy Ghost really! The next day we had a baptism and it was the craziest baptism ever. Her name is Ariana and she has wanted to get baptized for so long. She is 13-years-old and she has plans to go to the temple at the end of this month.  Her baptism was going to be at 4:00 but when we got to the chapel, the font was filled up with muddy water!! They had broken a pipe working on the road and the water was coming out dirty. We were trying to find some solutions and finally we just called the Elders in a different ward on the other side of the city and asked if we could use their font. They were so awesome and helped us out and we had to move her whole baptism to other side of the city and we ended up having her baptism and confirmation at like 8:00 that night. It was a little crazy but the important thing is that she got baptized!! The work is really progressing here in Ucayali and we hope that it will keep getting better. I will be watching conference this coming weekend due to the elections here in Peru. I am really excited. Love you all!
Hermana Allphin

Leadership Conference :)

Love this girl :)

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