This week was super sweet. The baptism of Armando was really good. It was probably one of the most spiritual baptismal services I've been too. It was a little different because a bunch of the members went to the temple in Cochabamba so they couldn't come. It was a little hectic getting everything ready and to make it worse, the font wasn't filling when we got there so we had to fill it up with a bunch of buckets and it took a long time but we got it done and everything worked out good.
We also had a conference this week with the 1st Counselor of the Area Elder Falabela. He gave a lot of good advice and talked a lot about the Atonement. He shared a scripture in Hebrews 12:2:
2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
He explained that the Lord obviously knowing that He was going to suffer to worst pain that no other human could feel without dying, He "went with joy" because he understood that that was the will of His Father and that He had to do that so that we could have to chance to accept His sacrifice and return to the presence of God.
He talked for a solid 4 and half hours but the Spirit was super strong. He applied the Atonement to our lives as missionaries and the importance of every little decision we make in the mish and for the rest of our lives, so it was really good.
That all I have for this week. I'm so pumped to talk for Mom`s Day and hope you all have a good weekend.
Love Elder Crisp