Friday, July 31, 2009

A New Member

Our housekeeper Mariza has been with us since just after we arrived in Caracas last year. She is a godsend in many ways, not the least of which is that she genuinely cares for our children. When Kenny is out of town over the weekends (which occurs often) she accompanies me to church to help with the boys while I direct the music in every conceivable meeting. A few months ago she started coming to our Sunday meetings even when Kenny was in town and then last week she made the decision to be baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was very excited, and we were thrilled to be there with her on such a very special day. The boys were a little confused and wanted to know why they too couldn't go in the water if both Mariza and Daddy (he baptized her) were. Mariza will likely return to her home country of Peru when we leave Venezuela next year, but for the time being we are delighted to be with her as she begins to learn more about this church we hold so dear. Next on the agenda is finding her skirts and dresses to suit her diminutive size.



17 comments:

stephanie said...

that is awesome!!!

Annemarie said...

So cool!!

And your hair looks so cute.

Shelley~Maren said...

Awesome! You guys are such missionaries! Nice work spreading the gospel! Congratulations Mariza!

Tristan said...

This is one of the coolest stories ever!!

Linsey, you are lookin hot!!

Kimberly said...

Very cool!

IWA (e - va) said...

What a blessing to your home!

Congrats to Mariza!

Lauren in GA said...

That is so, so, so wonderful, Linsey.

I laughed at how you said that you lead the music in every conceivable meeting. I love your humor. ☺

You look great in the picture...and so do Buzz in Woody ;).

Jana and BJ said...

That is wonderful!

Ilene said...

Incredible. Way to go Mariza y familia de Linsey (I have no idea what I am writing)!

It is a true tribute to your family and ability to live the gospel that someone who lives with you and sees you guys so much would be interested in joining the church.

I don't know if that would happen in my house!

Martababe said...

That is so great!! Oh my goodness, but she is tiny. :) She would fit in over here.
We're looking for someone to lead music in Primary, do you think you can help out? That would be great, thanks.......

Your boys look so cute.

diane said...

You could start your own missionary Monday posts. How great shall be your joy.

The children's department may have skirts that will work.

She is as blessed to have you as you are to have her.

calibosmom said...

That is really wonderful and how cool that your boys could witness that. You are true missionaries.

Christie said...

You are my hero. Way to live a good life there, sista friend.

dana said...

Very cool!

Sebastian said...

So, does this grant all of you a special place in Heaven?

Miss you guys!

Sandi said...

Wow, that is so exciting. The Gospel is such a blessing.

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