We enjoyed a good, hot week here in Iguala. We taught a ton of lessons and have many people getting prepared to be baptized this month of February. We started teaching a lady who is a friend of one of the members. She came to church once and LOVED it. She said she has been to many churches and felt something in our church very distinct. She has been struggling with many problems in her life. She has a few health problems that cause her to always have a migraine. She told us this past week that when she went to church, her migraine left as soon as she entered. She has had a tough life since she was forced to be married at the age of 15 to someone 35 years older than her. So she has had a life without the opportunity to choose for herself. The only thing standing between her and the waters of baptism is her husband who doesnt like the church. But we are going to continue to pray and fast for her. She has such a sweet spirit and actually reminds me a lot of my mom for some reason. Our ward actually got together in a united fast yesterday for those that are sick physically or spiritually. One of these people we fasted for is the young lady that was baptized 2 weeks ago. She found out she has multiple tumors in her reproductive system and one of them has grown very big. It has been tough for her and her family but ever since she got baptized and recieved the gift of the Holy Ghost, she has always had a smile, despite all the health problems she has. We had the opportunity to visit quite a few less actives this week and sang hymns with them every time. It is amazing the kind of spirit hymns can invite into the houses we visit. On both occasions when we sang with less active, they began to cry in the hymns, realizing that they need to come back to church to fully use the Atonement of our Savior Jesus Christ in their lives. So my testimony of Hymns has grown a lot and I love singing with Elder Pearson because his voice makes up for my lack of talent.
Unfortunately, our baptism for this past week fell through because of a very long story with getting divorced and stuff so we are going to try to build his faith this week so he can be baptized this weekend. We have another baptism for this saturday we hope of a husband of an inactive member that is just getting active again. We were able to give their little baby a blessing for health yesterday night and I think it really touched both of them. We have had several opportunites this past week to use the Lord´s priesthood to bless others lives. We gave several people blessings for physical health, stress, or simply for comfort. I know that we do indeed hold the holy priesthood of God and it is only found in the true church of Jesus Christ. I know that this Priesthood is more powerful than anything in this world, if we are living worthy as it´s holders. I know that our Heavenly Father works miracles through His chosen servants on the earth today because I have witnessed it. I sure do love this work. If it ever does end, (Im trying to trick myself into thinking that it will never end) the mission will continue afterwards and I will continue helping the Lord bring souls unto Christ so they can be eternally happy. This is a Gospel of happiness, it is the Gospel of our Savior Jesus Christ, and I love it. Hope everyone has a great week!