Monday, September 30, 2013


This week was a fantastic week! And that is because we had a baptism! His name is Jesús Regules. I will put up some pictures so y'all can see him and his mom. His mom is going to get baptized the 19th when she gets back from her trip to west virginia. But Jesús decided to go ahead and do it without his mom! That actually took us by surprise. We have taught them both every time. But our focus had always been on Magdalena, and in Spanish. He can understand Spanish fairly well, but not when it comes to gospel terms. We tried hard to explain things in English as well. But he never really participated a whole lot in what we did. And at first he never read in the Book of Mormon. Then all of the sudden he was reading and he was praying. And he said he felt good. He either always says I feel normal or good. So when he had an experience and he said afterwards he felt better, it was awesome! He is a great guy and we were so happy to see him get baptized. I had the opportunity to confirm him in church yesterday, and it went super well. Especially since it was in English haha. But afterwards he told us that he felt like he could understand things better. I know that that is true! That is the holy ghost, and I testify that we all have that gift with the Holy Ghost.

Last Friday we had the most amazing activity! It was our noche hispana, and we had everyone bring food and decorations for their country. So we had the best food ever! But even better than that was that we had about 30 non-members at the activity! That was huge! Sadly I did not get too many pictures of it, but it was amazing! Hopefully soon we will get up with several of those that came to the activity. Andrés and Mike and their family were able to come to the activity as well. They seemed super happy to be there as well. That was a huge step for them. The parents expressed that they will be coming to church soon as well, and that they aren't just about the activities. That is huge, because the kids have not come, because they want to go with their dad to his church. We are very excited for them.

Well other than that, the main thing that is happening is that we are coming up on transfers on the 8th. It is highly likely that Elder Sullivan will get transferred. If so, he would be missing three baptisms that we have worked hard on with Magdalena, Gricelda, and Mia, who will all be baptized fairly soon. He's worked hard here and we are sad about the possibility of him leaving. Next week I'll let y'all know.

Thank you all so much for your prayers and your support. I know that the power of prayer and fasting is real. I know that the priesthood is real. I know that through the power of the atonement we can do all things. I love you all so much! Have an amazing week!

Elder Johnson

Me, Hno Regules, Jesús, Abril, Magdalena, Elder Sullivan
I promise Jesús and his uncle were excited for the baptism

Hno Regules, Jesús, Gonzalo, Elder Muñoz
Gonzalo was the other Spanish elder's convert. His baptism was one of the most spiritual experiences ever. Truly a changed person. Elder Muñoz was blessed to be able to come back to Cary to baptize him. 

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