Monday, January 26, 2015

Miracles and lots of rain!

Hola Familia!
Well it was another wonderful week filled with lots of missionary work. First off, it literally rained all week long!! Every single day we came in soaked from head to toe with our feet and ankles covered in mud…. Haha gotta love Iquitos! We had two really cool miracles this week. First of all, we have a couple that is preparing for marriage and baptism on February 7th. We have been working really hard this week to get all of their wedding papers done. We went to their house on Wednesday to pick up her birth certificate and when we got there she told us that her mom had sent her a huge file of papers but that she didn’t think that the birth certificate was in there. My heart sank because my zone leaders told me that the offices have been searching high and low for this birth certificate and that they had not been able to find it. We were banking on the hope that maybe she would receive it from her mom and when she told me it wasn’t there I started to get nervous. Finding a birth certificate in the middle of the jungle of someone who was born in a little river village…. Is literally one of the hardest things in the world to do! Anyway, we went to the government building and I was just praying the whole time. When we walked into the office the marriage lady started looking through the papers and was just like no this is not it, this is not it and then…. She found the copy of the birth certificate. Somehow it had been tucked in the some of the other papers. We had to go to another government building and update the birth certificate and then we brought it back to office and we opened the marriage folder, gave her all of the papers, printed the marriage edict, and published it in the newspaper…. And everything is now ready for their wedding on the 7th!!! Seriously, there are miracles in this world. The Lord really pulled some big strings for us there and helped us find the birth certificate. We also had a baptism this Saturday of a woman named Veronica. She recently gave birth to twin little girls and she is awesome. Her parents have wanted her to get baptized in the Baptist church since she was a little girl but she told us that it never felt right. She has been meeting with the missionaries for a couple months now and despite the fact that she was sick with her pregnancy and had to have a C-section with her twins, she still came to church and had all of her interviews. She told us that when she came to church, she felt really good and she knew she should be baptized. She will be a faithful member of the church here in Punchana and I am grateful to have met her. Her baptism was really beautiful and we could all feel the spirit. To answer your question mom, I am not in my former ward that I was in last year in Iquitos; I am in a different part of the city in a different ward and area. I love you all; I hope you have a great week!
Hermana Allphin

Veronica`s Baptism :)

This kid is so funny!! His name is Thiago Cece. He is the son of one of our investigators.

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