Tuesday, August 23, 2016


From 22 August 2016
Baptism of Zaira


Hermana Beck and I just hit one cycle in Hidalgo together, and I CANNOT believe that 6 weeks have already flown by.  Wow.  This past week was a bit crazy. We taught the gospel, knocked on a lot of doors, learned  A LOT in our 7-hour-long zone conference, and helped a really wonderful person get baptized (see pictures).  It was an adventure!  

One of the biggest lessons this week is this: we need to have Faith, Hope, and Charity. In this mission, we are putting our faith to work in ways I never would have thought of before.  From here on out, each month all of the missionaries in our mission are going to announce a baptismal service in their ward.  It doesn´t matter if we have 100 progressing investigators, or 0, we announce a baptism, and then (in the words of President Naumann) we are going to "work like crazy people" to find the people the Lord has prepared for that date.  In simpler terms, it is "an exercise of faith".  Some people think we are crazy, but really, we just have faith, and we are putting it into action.  I invite you all to think of the ways you can put your faith into action this week, and then you an write me and tell me about it!  
In other news, this week we got out-run by a 71-year old Hermana who came with us to an appointment, borrowed umbrellas from an investigator when it started hailing and pouring rain, and we went on adventures to a big giant Mercado near where we live.  So it was a pretty average week in Mexico City.  

I hope you are all having a wonderful week!
Lots of love,
Hermana Houghton

 filling the baptismal font

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