Monday, May 4, 2015

Baptism, albino peacock, and Calvin's dream come true!!

Well Everyone, I'm pretty sure I'm going home. I finally found my sloth and so I'm not really sure what the point of staying anymore is! Hahah the area above us found him and when we heard about it we made a bee-line straight there, he was chilling in a little palm tree and he exceeded all of my hopes and expectations. It was hilarious and I got some great pictures, hahaha I'm still so excited about it my life is pretty much complete. All of the other missionaries were sooo jealous, not a lot of people see them! And as if that wasn't enough awesomeness packed into this week, I had the amazing opportunity to baptize 'D!' His baptismal service went fantastic, 'D' was truly a miracle. I've never met someone so prepared and so full of faith on my entire mission, I know with certainty he will stay a strong member of the church, I can feel his conversion when we teach him and by how fast his testimony has grown! It was a great feeling to be blessed with success this transfer and I'm never going to forget the awesome converts we met! What was really cool was that President Mehr was in Suriname during his baptism and talked to him for a little while after, and he was in church with us Sunday when he got confirmed! That was really cool because it's not often we see him! And so one of the few times he was here we were having a baptism so that was a cool experience. President Mehr is a SUPER busy guy, he's in charge of missionary work in at least 5 different countries!! That will change when the mission splits on July 1st though, Our new president, president Egbert, will only have half as many missionaries and should be able to give areas more time and attention, so I'm looking forward to that in a couple months! I'm also looking forward to skyping with my family this Sunday on Mother's Day!! This week was awesome and I'm looking forward to another great one coming! I've been seeing a lot of blessings these past couple weeks and I know it's stemming from the work I've been putting in, I know that God won't deny me and the people here the blessings of accepting the gospel if I keep working hard and with faith! I love and miss you guys, and You'll hear from me again next week!
Elder Carpenter


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