El Salvador

El Salvador


Elder Garrett Markham
El Salvador San Salvador East Mission
PO Box #3362
San Salvador, El Salvador
Central America


Tuesday, May 31, 2016

A Happy Weekend and new challenges come with a new calling

Hey Family!

Well we had the best weekend ever! We had the wedding of Kelly and her baptism! It was so awesome! The spirit was so strong. You could see the huge difference between the two of them and the love that they have through the blessings of the Gospel. Just to remind you they have 6 years together, 2 years listening to the missionaries and did not want to get married at all. There were many times when they almost separated. But now they are happily married and Kelly was able to get baptized. Her husband isn't very into the church stuff but we will help him.  Yesterday we had divisions because my companion was sick, so I went to visit her with a member that's going on his mission to Canada in August. She was so much happier this time! She said that it was the first Sunday where she's actually been able to feel stress free from her work and other responsibilities that she has. She knew it was because she had received the gift of the holy ghost and could take the sacrament for the first time. I just love being able to help people find happiness and peace through the gospel. There is no other substitute.

This Saturday is going to be Estivens baptism. He is also very excited to get baptized! His uncle is going to baptize him so it's going to be great! Estiven is already a great missionary. When we went to visit him this week he was outside his house playing soccer with some friends. They were all pretty happy to see us. His friend asked us if it was true that he was going to be getting baptized this week and we said yes. Then she said that she wanted to get baptized too haha. So we started to teach them together and she now has a baptism date for the 2nd of July. She went to church with us yesterday and said she liked it! Her teacher also told us that she answered all the questions and I asked her, Michell, how she knew all the questions. She told me because she read the pamphlet that we left with her! She already is progressing super quickly!

Now....there's more news...I have changes this week again. I'm going to Apopa and they told me that I'm going to be Zone Leader there for the zone. It was great here in Valle Nuevo and I'm going to miss lots of people but I'm ready for new challenges. I miss and love you all! You guys are the best!

Love Elder Markham

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