family and friends! i love you :) wow this week absolutely flew by. i have a lot more time today and a lot to share!
FERNANDO GOT BAPTIZED!!!!! crazy story....
crazy things happened leading up to the baptism (we even pulled a Tyler and had to use buckets of water to fill the font :) (our font takes at least 5 hours to fill!!!).... lots of crazy things also happened with Stephen, things are getting worse. BUT we know it was ALL satan trying to get in there and destroy Fernando for wanting to make these special covenants with Heavenly Father. but everything worked out great and the baptism was amazing :) he bore an amazing testimony after, he even had some members in tears! AND as he is testifying, he says (in Spanish of course) "i have these families now that i am giving to the missionaries so they can baptize them too.... " as he hands us a HUGE stack of over like 200 people. names, addresses, phone numbers.... we have a lot of work to do!!! :) haha i am definitely in the busiest area of the Canada Toronto Mission. i am RIGHT in the city, and they weren't kiddin when they told me its a baptizing area. HOLY.
we had exchanges this week, Hermana Pilling headed to another area while Hermana Dudley and i stayed in our area with the Sister Training Leader. we had a lesson with a family (new investigators) that a member referred us to. it was probably the scariest lesson i have ever had on my mission so far. wow, i just wanted to cry the whole time haha. we sat down... and immediately i was like, "whats Spanish? whats lesson 1?" in my head. man it was terrifying! i felt super inadequate and i knew Satan was getting to me. i couldn't remember anything in Spanish, and i couldn't even remember how to teach! or talk! i have never prayed so much and so hard throughout the lesson. forever grateful for Hermana Dudley, and SO GRATEFUL for the spirit. luckily the lesson went super well, the spirit FILLED the room as we bore testimony of the truthfulness of the Gospel. the father had tears in his eyes, as did i. those scary moments are real as a missionary, but what makes it easier is the companionship of the Holy Ghost... AND the gift of tongues :)
you could definitely say i am busy and happy here. i love the feeling of getting on my knees to thank my Heavenly Father for the hastening of the work here, and how grateful i am to be a part of it. annnnddd also when i hit the pillow feeling absolutely exhausted every single night.... that feels pretty good as well :)
i know this church is true!
Jesus Christ is my Savior. i know that He lives! and i am here for HIM.
XOXO HERMANA HORTON