Hermana Smoot

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Week # 29 ( Feb 16, 2015) Happy Valentines day-Marcelo and Karina

Hello world!

There isn´t a lot of time to write today becuase we went to Volcan Calbuco. (i´ll send pictures someday.) BUT miracles are happening and the work is progressing in the lovely city of Puerto Montt.
Earlier this week, we had another lesson with the Santana Family and talked about the Word of Wisdom. Marcelo had an infinity of questions and doubts, mainly about tea (which he is fanatic of) we again, arrived at the conclusion that he had to know that the book of mormon was true. And feel it. As we talked about baptism, he told us that he would tell us on sunday....We have been working so much with their family and we really wanted them to be ready for their date on the 22nd of february. So we continued praying. I was studying as well what a person really needs to be baptized, and converted. And the real key is change in your heart. Real repentence and a desire to follow the lord for the rest of your life. 
So valentines day came and we miraculously set another appointment with the family. We talked about their baptism and went over all of the baptismal interview questions. Marcelo started talking about experiences that he had had and mentioned that he was going to make a decision one day, but felt something really strong, something burning inside him, that he shouldn´t do it. He also talked about how he feels closer to the lord and that he really believes that the gospel has helped him. And is going to help his family. I was almost speechless. Marcelo is always the one with the doubts and the questions and problems. And he said he would continue praying to resolve everything.As all of us should in this life-long process of conversion. But during that lesson, he agreed to stop drinking tea, and made the decision to be baptized with his wife THIS SUNDAY!! These people have been incredibly prepared by the lord. We have seen a beautiful change in the lives of Marcelo and Karina and I know that they are going to be faithful members. Best Valentines day ever. Filled with the pure love of christ and his atonement. 
I love the mission. Every week isn´t as happy as this one, but it really is beautiful. I love you all. Thank you for the never ending support. Remember to enjoy this life and every precious moment here.
Have a beautiful week!

Hermana Smoot

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