Sher Paw got baptized on Saturday! Oh my goodness it was so cool. I just want to give a recap of her story. Mae Paw, her older sister, got baptized a year and a half ago. When I got here a year ago, Sher Paw and two of their other sisters were coming to church each week as well. We would teach them once or twice a week, but they were always kind of crazy like regular 12 and 10 year olds. Also, their parents had already told them they were too young to be baptized so they didn’t think it was an option. Last fall, Sher Paw started showing a lot more interest and dedication to the gospel. Especially when she turned 12 years old and started going to young women’s. In January, the youth all went to the temple to do baptisms and we taught Sher Paw in the waiting room. We taught her the Plan of Salvation. She showed a new level of interest and for the first time, told us that she wanted to be baptized. We promised her that if she would pray every single day and we would pray as well, that God would help her be able to get baptized. We asked her to choose a date to pray for and she chose March 24th. Since that day in the temple, we have been praying every single day for her. Over the course of that time she had asked her parents a couple of times if she could get baptized and every time they said no. We decided to lay off for a little bit until about a week and a half ago. We had the idea to message her dad on Facebook and ask him if she could get baptized. We didn’t know if it was the best idea to do it over Facebook rather than in person, but we prayed and felt good about it. So we did it. He literally replied with, “no” we were a little disappointed because we felt like that’s what we were supposed to do, but tried not to dwell on it. So that was two Fridays ago. Then last Monday, Mae Paw called us freaking out and told us that he said that Sher Paw could get baptized! Since we messaged him he had been thinking about it and decided that he could tell that we want the best for them and that this is something good. We went over that night and he said he didn’t want it to be the same weekend, but we had conflicts for the next couple of weekends so we were sad. Then on Tuesday, Mae Paw called us and told us that he changed his mind and said she could be baptized that Saturday! March 24th! The exact date that we’ve been praying for! God’s hand has been in this process the whole time! It’s been so amazing to see! She’s now the newest member of the North St Paul ward! God is real and He answers prayers! I’ve seen it, felt it, and know it.
Besides that, this weekend has been full of people feeding us tons of food. Including cake three times, and durian fruit. It actually didn’t taste bad. I was shocked.
Didn’t have time to get pictures with Sher Paw, but a guy in the ward got some so hopefully I’ll get those soon!
Have a good week! Until next time!
A nice guy we teach at the Karen Organization of Minnesota wanted a picture with us. (They teach English there every Tuesday)
Brother Mason from New Brighton came and took us out to lunch!
They made another Facebook video singing "Teach Me to Walk in The Light" in Karen. It turned out so cute and was fun to watch and listen to their beautiful voices!