Well, it wasn't easy but we got Gladys´ baptism to go through! This whole week they have been doing construction around the church building, and when we tried filling up the font on Saturday before the baptism, the water started coming out all dirty, so we had to cancel the baptism and get things figured out. some people had to come fix the pipes and all, and so we changed it to Sunday morning before church. Luckily, Gladys took it well, and didnt have any problems. In fact, when we swung by her house Saturday afternoon to tell her we would need to reschedule it for the next morning, she told us it was ok, because she had had a dream the night before where something had happened with the water and she couldn't get baptized. So she was happy when she found out we could still do it the next morning, because she was worried about not making the temple trip this week with the ward. I felt bad though because one of our investigators had actually changed her work schedule to be able to make it to the baptism, because she wanted to see it. Bummer. But the most important thing is that Gladys was baptized, and it was really amazing. Elder Peterson got to baptize her and I got to confirm her that same day, which was cool, because it was the first time I had ever done so.
We had division with the zone leaders this week, and it was really great. Elder Honorato went with Elder Peterson to our area, and I went to Barrio 5. They got [...] with a baptismal date for January 6th too. Afterwards, Elder Honorato told me, ´Well, her parents may not bring her to church, but she will sure bring them to church´ haha. She is a really special little nine year old. She came with her great-grandma on Sunday, and apparently really loves church. Man, I sure can´t remember sitting very reverently when I was nine :).
Today for P-day, we went to talk to Gladys a little about the temple trip, and wanted to see if her granddaughter Belen could give us a haircut, since that is what she does for work. Well right when we got there and asked, Belen said ´ Perfect, we were actually just about to start a teaching class, and we need someone to practice on!´ Haha, so we just went with it. She had like 15 people crammed in this room haha. BUT- it was awesome! First off, she said it was free, since it was for a class. Next, we got our heads washed and massaged three times each. Then, when I got my haircut, two people were cutting it at the same time. Haha wierd, but it turned out solid :)
Also, it was really awesome because just yesterday, Gladys was at another granddaughter´s house in Barrio Torres, when the missionaries over there, Elder Parsons and Elder Tholstrom came over for a charla! Her name was [...] but apparently Gladys helped a lot in the lesson and now she wants to get married and baptized too!! And on top of that, I guess in Ferro Carrill the missionaries just contacted her boyfriend (without receiving a reference or anything), who said he would accept the charlas! So everything is coming together in T-Bo :) To me, it is amazing how the Lord guides his servants to where the should be and when, to fulfill his eternal purposes!! I love this work. I am so grateful to have seen Gladys get baptized this week! Anyways, thanks for all of your letters. Have an awesome week everyone!