Week 36 ~ Esha

Dear family, 

This week we saw many miracles… just like every other week in missionary work 🙂 

Esha was baptized this week! We saw so many miracles with getting her baptism all put together!  For example… the morning of the baptism, both Sister Paul and I felt really impressed to throw a towel in the car.  Way random right?  Well we did it anyway.  Later in the day we were contacting about and hour and a half before the baptism when the member who was so suppose to baptize Esha called us and said he was stuck at work and wouldn’t make it on time.  After we hung up we stopped on the road and prayed to ask who we should call to baptize her.  We felt impressed that we should ask a recent convert so that he would have the chance to exercise his priesthood.  Someone named Brother Dave came to mind, he isn’t in our area so we asked the Elders to call him and ask.  About 10 minutes later (so now an hour before the baptism) they called back and said “Dave doesn’t have time to run home before the baptism but he said if you bring him a towel he can be to the church on time.”…. We both just looked at each other with wide eyes and said, “yeah we can bring him a towel.” This really strengthened my testimony that God is so aware of us.  Even things as small as a towel. 🙂 

Another miracle with the baptism was Esha’s mother came!!! She is a devout Hindu and was really against her joining the church (hence the 4 months it took to get her to give her signed permission).  Esha was really heartbroken that she wasn’t going to come.  But as Sister Paul and I were setting up early we saw her standing at the front of the church.  We sprinted to her because we were so excited!  We talked with her for awhile before the baptism… she was really nervous.  She thought she was losing her daughter.  We explained to her (for like the third time) what baptism was and then asked if we could say a prayer with her.  She was a lot more calm after the prayer.  The spirit was so strong. 

Our ward had the Christmas party and the Stake preformed a Christmas play!  Which means I got to see all my homies from the north side.  Wow!  I love them all so much.  I truly have come to love these people more than I knew possible.  It’s crazy to think I am almost half way through my mission… I never want to go home. 

Today we are going hammocking for the rest of P-day and Benjamin is getting baptized this week so stay tuned for some more fun stories and pictures 🙂 

Love you all!  Hope you all are having fun in the snow while I am over here either drenched in sweat or in hot rain. 

Sister KimPaul

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Esha 🙂 and all her missionaries. 

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