Tuesday, November 24, 2015

"the week" 11/16/15


haha that rhymed, whaaaaats up everybody???! 

this week was an awesome week as always! Including the MARRIAGE and BAPTISM of Rafael and Joana!!!!! It was such a special and spiritual weekend!!! 

They got married on Saturday morning at the carotrio (place where you sign all the papers and everything) and then had a ceremony in the afternoon on Saturday!! It was soo awesome, the relief society made this huuuge lunch for everyone with all these tactical fruit bowls, designs and what not with an awesome cake!!! Ha ha and it was super cool cause they did a little ceremony with our Bishop and he gave them their marriage "blessing" with a ring ceremony and everything!!! it was super fancy!!! Turned out truly being perfect, it was a lot of stress to get everything all prepared and organized but it turned out being absolutely PERFECT!!! It was soo awesome seeing them so happy and  in love. They then got baptized on Sunday after church, and it was so cool. They are such a neat couple, and it was incredible to see how far they have truly come. 

Looking at them I was thinking about how their future generations will be so blessed because of this choice that they made. I thought of my Grandparents and how they chose to accept the missionaries and the gospel of Christ and how that decision blessed MY life. Because of that decision I am here today. And could not be more grateful. It was an experience that I will never forget seeing them get married and baptized. Especially Elder Hurd and Rodrigues worked so hard to help them and prepare them to have this incredible day and I am so grateful I was able to be part of it. I love this gospel and am so grateful that ol Gramps and Grams let the gospel change their lives, and because of them being humble enough to accept it I am here. I love this church so much, and I am so grateful to be a member of Christ's true church. I love you all so much, and hope you guys all have a great week! GO AFTER THE MIRACLES!!!!

Elder Barton

PS will send tons of pics of the wedding and everything don't worry they are headed your way my friends!!! stay tactical!

                                                Wedding and Baptism of Rafael and Joana

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