So we really worked with Jeison this past week to help him really be ready for his baptismal interview. We really focused on repentance to be sure he was fully repented to be able to get baptized. He joyfully exclaimed to us that he was clean, and he seemed very confident, and happy that he was repented and ready for the May 7th. He had his interview and he told the same thing to the district leader. It was really wonderful to see. His family even admitted that they had seen a huge change in him over the past month. He may have had problems, but now I am sure that he's repented and ready for baptism.
So there is also this Haitian in our ward named Jeanberson. He's 25 years old, he's always wanted to serve a mission, but complications have always gotten in the way. He's pretty much had to raise his brothers and sisters as his parents were never really there. His parents tried everything they could to stop him and his brother from being members of the church after they left the church because they couldn't get what they wanted from the it (money, house, etc.) But even though he's 25 years old, he finally has an opportunity to go on a mission, and he didn't even hesitate. He's leaving June 22nd to the Santiago mission.
It was just really inspiring to see a 25 year old who could be focusing on getting married and stuff like that to just really know his duty as a member of the church.
Well I can't wait to talk to you guys on Sunday, and I'll tell you all about the baptism too.