Thursday, May 31, 2012

Yes, 2 MORE! <---Did I stutter? No, I didn't! :))

Two weeks ago, in the Elder Wakefield's church, two people got the Holy Ghost!
This past Sunday they were baptized.

This is Abraham.
This man was the last person that we expected to get the Holy Ghost... he had a background in a Pentecostal church, but never really showed a strong interest in serving God fully, and never really surrendered to God. What a surprise for the people to look to the back of the church where he was sitting, and to see him speaking in tongues!

8 year old little Javes was the second to receive the Holy Ghost, and was also baptized on Sunday.

I struggled a little on finding a title for this post, because we've just recently had a mix of posts about people getting the Holy Ghost, and people getting baptized.
I was thinking to myself, "What in the world do I title this? We've already had posts titled as "2 Baptisms!", "Thank You Jesus For the Holy Ghost", "More Baptisms!", "Holy Ghost Power", ETC.

But then I realized-- Hello! I would love to have to "struggle" for a title, every week if it meant people were constantly being saved!!
Send the struggles our way Lord!
Amen! :)))

We're so excited for what God is doing here in Puebla!


Monday, May 28, 2012

Six Flags and Baby Bumps

This past Saturday a group of us went to Six Flags! We had a BLAST, of course and came back burnt to a crisp! Our day started out before the sun was even out...usually an awful way to start a day, but worth the sacrifice for today.

We arrived in time to grab some hot drinks then arrived at our bus terminal...

Nicole and I

Our bus driver driving through Mexico city

We saw a funny sign on the way:
Dr. Rafael--he works with general medicine, is a dentist, does clinical analysis, is a psychologist, is a masseuse, is a baby-birthing doctor (how to say that in English?) does caesarians and other surgeries, is a foot doctor, a gynecologist, an orthopedic doc, urologist, neurologist, gastrointestinal doc, "and more". 
An impressive jack-of-all-trades! Who would like to get in line first? :))

Squirrel-y lines (but at least there are some, right?)

Javier and Alejandra

Arriving at Six Flags Mexico!

We unanimously decided we'd ride the Superman ride first. So in we went, as giddy as could be, when the ride employee told us we couldn't ride with our purses. WHAT?!?! Well what were we supposed to do with them then? 
Where there is a will, there is a way, my dear people! 
So Nicole and I went to the restrooms and came out with pooches!
Except for the guilty look, Nicole did a pretty good job of hiding hers. :P

For every ride we had to hide our purses under our jackets...can you tell?

Can you spot us?

I have the same conversation with myself before every roller coaster ride:
1. ...Ooooh...that looks scary...
2. I have to ride it to prove I'm not scared. 
3. (As the coaster is climbing)--"You stupid, stupid girl, what were thinking getting on this ride?!"
4. (When I get off)--"Aww you guys, that was nothin'! (Insides quaking, but feeling totally accomplished). 

The dolphin show

Eating lunch

Finally going to the Superman ride!

Well hidden? Heh, heh.

Fawning over my "bump"...

The line

Don't know what Javier was smuggling...

Eeeeeeek! This is the most awful ride in the universe!

Da Big Splaaaash

The guys tried to tell us we woul'dn't be able to ride the Batman coaster b/c of our skirts. 
Ha! I'll show youuuuuu!" 
(Notice the guy on the left carrying our purses. He was too scared to ride any of the roller coasters...aaaagh). He said he had vertigo. Nicole asked him what he thought that was and he replied, "Fear of heights."

The teacups...*sigh* favorite! ;D

My other favorite ride:

It spins super fast and slams you into the person next to you...It's great!!

Going crazy!

After a full day of fun and sunburn, we got back on the bus and headed home!
Javier embarrassed me so bad, he sat down IN the drivers seat (while everyone was boarding) and refused to move until I took his picture. I was thinking, "I'm pretty sure this is illegal in the U.S...?"


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

More Baptisms!

This past Sunday we baptized another couple!

This lady came up out of the water speaking in other tongues!

The man who got baptized lives in our colonia. He sells "empanadas"...triangle-shaped bread stuffed with meat, fruit, or pudding. Mmm....can't wait for the next church potluck! Hehe!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Sunday Services

This past Sunday Nicole and I went to the Apostolicos de Puebla for their morning service. Here are a few pictures! 

The tiny kid's Sunday school class

Elder Wakefield preaching

Sis. Wakefield serving nachos! 

Every Sunday a different family is in charge of making food to sell after church. The money is going towards the school we are starting this coming school year. 

Sis. Elvira and Cheyenne eating

Abner and I  

La Princesa Cheyenne

Walking home

After the morning service, we took a taxi over to the other church for the night service...
 Bro Isai witnessed to the chauffeur on the drive over

Abner, Nicole, and myself crammed into the back of the taxi


Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Two Baptized!

Here are some pictures from church on Sunday:

Abner taught the adult Sunday school class

Tio Mario preached the main service (notice the hose hanging from the window, this is how we fill the baptistry!)

Guadalupe getting baptized

She came up out of the water speaking in tongues!

Isidro (Guadalupe's husband) also got baptized

We had fun after each baptism, going through "I've Got the Holy Ghost", in Spanish of course, but it still felt felt American! :P

Me on the keyboard

Abner doing his thing on the drums

After church went to the house so Tio Mario could use the phone...and so we could enjoy some peach cobbler Nicole had made.

Me, Nicole, and Abner

Beau came in and started acting like a baby, wanting to climb on everyone's lap and rolling around on the rug.

Abner and Tio Mario


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