WE GOT OUR AC fixed!!! 4 weeks sleeping in the amazonian heat.... I was ready to die! We had divisions this week with the Sister Training Leaders. I went with Sister Carvalho (probably my favorite Sister here in the mission). We were in the same zone in Manaus, then the same district in Itacoatiara and now she is my STL here in Acre. It was a nice day to learn and just talk with her. Friday was my companion's 21st birthday! I took her to a cute bakery for breakfast, then we worked all day and then I had planned with a lady in the ward to do a little surprise party for her that night. We did a little party with our Sister Training Leaders as well. It was a fun day :) I am such a youngin' here in the mishhhhh.
We also had two baptisms this week. One was a young woman who has already been taught by lots of missionaries for more than a year!! She had already been interviewed twice to be baptized, but each time never showed up to the baptism. My companion and I planned a super spiritual lesson and were determined to leave the lesson with a baptismal date. We taught our lesson and the spirit was so strong, so we invited her to be baptized.. she replied, ``Noooo.`` We then invited her to kneel and pray with us. She stopped and was quiet for a few minutes and then said, ``No I am going to be baptized Saturday.`` We may have screamed and gave her the biggest hug!!! We also baptized a young man. His girlfriend is a member of another ward and introduced him to the church. The baptism was really special :)
This week I read a phrase that has really stuck with me. An apostle, Elder D. Todd Christofferson said, ``Christ did to suffer and die to save us. Christ suffered and died to offer repentance.`` I never had thought about Christ´s sacrifice like that. We need to do our part here on Earth. We need to repent everyday, keep the commandments, and be baptized by someone who holds the authority of Christ. There is much more to our purpose here than accepting Christ as our Savior. The gospel of Jesus Christ is a gospel of action!