Elder Garrett Markham
El Salvador San Salvador East Mission
PO Box #3362
San Salvador, El Salvador
Thursday, January 8, 2015
Happy New Year!
This week was crazy! We couldn't sleep New Years because of all the fireworks and stuff going off! But Swe had the baptism for Karen Zepeda! It was great! She was crying after we confirmed her and she is a huge example to her family. This week we are going to try to set a date for her sister to be baptized. She had a question about baptisms for the dead so she wasn't sure but I think we answered the question last night and hopefully after that and seeing her sister baptized she is ready too!
We found a less active family this week and we are bringing them back to church! We talked to them for the first time last week and already they came to church twice and I think two or three baptisms! They also have a son who isn't a member and his wife who isn't a member. The mom really wants him to be baptized so we are going to start teaching him. It's just very hard to see the state they are in right now. They don't have much and they are all very sick. But I am very glad to be one of the people to bring the church back into their lives and help them because I know that this Gospel blesses lives!
We didn't have that ping pong tourney last week sadly....maybe today...And I am enjoying all the yummy food you sent! My Spanish is getting better every week but slowly. I have tons to learn still! I miss you all and love you all so much!
Love Elder Markham