Monday, July 11, 2016

The Best Two Years!

I love the weeks before and after the baptism of an investigator. They are some of the most trying weeks for them, but some of the most rewarding. Mari was nervous, and a little scared, but she got to the baptism date without any problems. So good. She was baptized on the 25th of June and was confirmed the next day.

Elder Peace and I are pretty sure that we are going to contract diabetes from the amount of cake that we have eaten. There is a cake here called Tres Chocolates, and it is well known as my favorite. Anyway, it is also a very, very dense cake. We had two full ones on the same day. 

I just want to say how grateful I am to have been here these last two years. This church is true. Really, I've come to know over these past two years that it is the only thing that really matters. I love being a missionary. I was studying in Acts the other day, and I read something that really hit me. "They rejoiced in being worthy to be rejected in His name." I think as missionaries, that is more or less our life. We do get accepted. But the majority of the time, we get rejected. We have to keep going even when it gets hard and people don't want to listen to us. That's something that I've learned that it is a blessing to be rejected for His name. It's kind of a weird concept, but it's something that has really kept me going throughout my mission. We need to count our blessings. We may not have had more than one discussion in a day, but at least it was one discussion. I've learned that a lot lately, it may not be what we want, but it is exactly what we need. That's why I love the mission. You have the opportunity to really count your blessings.

I love this. I'm really going to miss it. Every day really has been a great day to be a missionary.

I'll see you on Thursday.

Elder Weenig
Mari's Baptism

With Elder Peace

Saying Goodbye to some of the amazing people of Spain: 

Tres Chocolates: