It gets tiring, but you learn to keep going. It's one of the things I've learned on the mission, it is nice to relax, but if that's all you do you haven't achieved anything. So we work.It seemed the day would never come, the baptism of Brando and Lorenzo. When it finally came, I felt odd baptizing someone who, to me, was already a member. For lack of members in such a small branch, we had to find and baptize our most important leader. Having that said, Brando is our Branch Mission Leader. So, he'll really be able to have some progress. His mother still has her doubts, but that is because she is still accustomed to her own ways. She doesn't tend to like reading anything we leave her, and although we read it with her afterwards as punishment, it just doesn't have the same effect as if she were able to come to that conclusion by herself.
During the baptism, I felt different. I felt outside of myself, watching the world around me go on. I saw the future of the Church inside these new missionaries that surround me as well as the new members we had just baptized.
|Elder Andrews presumably wearing Brando's pants.|
|Enjoying a coconut drink.|
|Elder Andrews, Brando, Lorenzo, and Elder Segura at Brando and Lorenzo's baptism.|