Mike and Charmaine Anderson

Mike and Charmaine Anderson

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Prayer Rocks, Baptism and More

Today was the 8th JAS baptism since we arrived almost 7 months ago.  Pablo has a special story.  He is painfully shy and withdrawn.  The Elders met him in the street and began teaching him.  At Christmas he came to a JAS activity and his parents accompanied him and stayed for the evening.  It was fun to have them there.  I think they wanted to check us out since Pablo is an only child.  After that the mother and father began taking the lessons also.  The mother was baptized a couple of months ago and has been a stalwart member.  She is even teaching the investigator Sunday School class, doing a great job.  2 weeks ago the father was baptized and they made him a Priest so he was able to baptize Pablo today.  It was a wonderful baptism and Pablo's countenance has changed.  He regularly attends our activities and he smiles more and we are beginning to see him come out a little.  This family will be a great asset to the Ward.

This is Pablo with his family with Elder Wells and Elder Wilson

On a rare clear day, we like to make a run to the top of the La Laguna Valley hoping to see Teide in the distance.  It is especially nice now since it has snow.  I will always remember and love this beautiful view.

I will be remembered for two things here,  my Chocolate Cake and Prayer Rocks.  I think we have made them 6 times with different groups.  Usually we paint them but this time we decorated them with Sharpie pens, brought to me by my son Leif when he visited.  Everyone always enjoys doing a little art project. 

1 comment:

  1. What an amazing story of an entire family converted! Love it!