Monday, May 4, 2015

Baptism and ... dogs?

This week was wonderful, and yesterday was... extremely eventful. :) So first of all, we had zone conference on Friday, which was lovely as usual. We learned a ton, especially about just being happy! We watched a video about a dog who started out dragging himself on his two front legs, the music was sad and we all felt so sad for him, but then he started using his back leg and in like 4 seconds he was rnning normal and the music was all happy. Silly dog! haha It was a great application because sometimes as missionaries and members we drag ourselves around "ahhh.... scripture study...." and such, but we are perfectly capable of working hard and truly being happy! It was neat, just live the gospel with joy. Life is really good :)
Another funny story about dogs, we met a man outside of his house and he told us he names his 3 dogs after "bad Bible people". So thats the story of how we got chased by Herod. :) hahaha
And the ultimate dog story of the week: Bright and early Sunday morning we had a baptism planned for 3 awesome girls (Isabely, our investigator, and Juliana and Vanessa, of the other sisters). We went into the church and found the hall all wet and... why does it smell like wet dog? Juliana and Vanessa had gotten to the church and went into the bathroom, and their dog had followed them (even though theyd gone by car). They heard a giant splash, and turns out he had somehow gotten into the font, ran out splashing water everywhere, and back out of the church. Silly dog, you cant be baptized! :) Soooo the water was dirty and we had to empty the font and refill it during church, but the water was gone for a few hours so it only filled 1/3 of the way, so we had to come back after lunch and fill the rest of the font by bucket. Adventures! But everything worked out and Juliana and Vanessa and Isabely were baptized!!! It was a great moment, and Isabely said to us "Wow, this is so great!!" :)
Seriously, I am so grateful to be a missionary in the Brazil Teresina Mission and be learning and seeing so many things and miracles. I know that Heavenly Father always hears our prayers and that His will is only what is best for us. I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of LatterDay Saints is truly Christ's church, that we are guided by living prophets and that God speaks to His children today! 
Have a wonderful week! Life is great!
Sister Knapp

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