Brandon Beals is Serving in the Chile Osorno Mission from April 2013-April 2015
Sunday, October 5, 2014
Monday September 22, 2014
Well Well, this last week was a little more slower than normal becuase this last week was the national indepedence day week so it was different. We had a ton of activities in our branch and it was fun to play some games and stuff but not as fun as the work of the Lord. It was a great oportunity to help estabilsh a good relationship between our investigators and the members. So that was good. Saturday, we had the baptism of a boy that we have been teaching. When I first got to this sector we had found a less active woman while knocking doors and we started teaching her. The truth is that she had been wanting to come back for years but just couldn't do it. We her reactivated her and she is a machine when it comes to the things of God. But she had a son who had not yet been baptized. So we taught him all the lessons and he got baptized this last Saturday! The baptism was so, so, so powerful! It was a wonderful experience to be in the baptism and feel the spirit! The boy we baptized is only 9, but super, super smart and intelligent. After the baptism he said to my companion and I and his mom that he feels so alleviated. Then, after when we entered into the chapel and we were sitting there he just started to cry for about 20 minutes. He said he felt the spirit so strong and he just sat there crying. But, he was so happy. Then yesterday, when he received the Holy Ghost he just cried as he sat in the chair. So, so, so powerful and touching. He was a GREAT example to the other members. And only 9 years old. He told us that he now wants to go on a mission. Another exciting thing is that we've got more investigators ready for baptism and we are just teaching them everything that they need and then they will be ready to enter into the waters of baptism! I just feel so happy.
Also this last week Elder Viñas came to our mission and we had the oportunity to meet with him and also all the leaders had a special conference with him so that was cool as well. I learned so, so, so much from him and the man is crazy smart! He knows the scriptures cover to cover, word for word, by memory. The whole time he talked to us, he was walking around the room. He only taught from the scriptures, but not once did he ever look at a paper or open his scriptures!!!! Super crazy! It makes me want to be like him. My personal study now is INTENSE! Hahaha but I love it. Also yesterday we recieved news that Elder Neilson is going to come here in november! so that is going to be just awesome!
But anyways, everything is just wonderful and great here! I'm lovin every second! Tired, but whateves. its all worth it!