Sister Ostler has been called to the Brazil Piracicaba mission, reporting December 6th, 2016. Her weekly updates will be posted here. If you would like to email her her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
IRIS GOT BAPTIZED.... quite an experience for kenzie!
Hello family and friends!!!!
This week has been such an amazing week.
IRIS GOT BAPTIZED!!!
Buckle up because this week was so crazy with her and I want to tell you guys the whole story
So everything was going great, we had taught almost all the lessons but still needed to teach about chastity. We got there to teach her and after we taught the lesson she just burst into tears. It was heartbreaking. She apparently has this abusive boyfriend we didnt know about and she wants to get baptized but she was certain he wont accept the law of chastity. And she said she cant break up with him because she Is afraid he would kill her!! He tried to kill his own dad already!! And she wouldnt let us talk to him because she was afraid that he would try to kill us too!!!! SO then she said that she had to think and make a choice between him and the church. So we left her house with a horrible taste in our mouths. Right when we left we started a fast, and called our DL and scheduled for him to come with us the next day.
The next day we showed up and I cant even tell you how big of a miracle this was. She chose the church!!! She wouldnt explain the situation with her Boy Friend but she said it got taken care of!!!
Saturday we went to her house early to help her clean so she wouldnt feel stressed with her baptism that evening. Then we helped her pick out her clothes. She is so adorable she picked like this fancy evening gown because she wanted to look nice for her baptism. Then we left and carried all her stuff to the church for her that night. At the church we went to go clean the font. When we got there the font had about two feet of nasty water in it. We pulled the plug and waited.... IT WOULDNT DRAIN!!! We then spent the next two hours emptying it by hand with buckets. My body was so sore but it finally got empty, we cleaned, and it all worked out in the end!! She was baptized that night and she was so happy, and after she shared her testimony with us about how we changed her life by finding her. THIS WORK IS SO AMAZING!!!!!!
That pretty much sums up my week. We spend every day at her house so this next week we will find some new elate people to baptize!!