week 41 . apparently the marriageability clock is ticking

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[mom/sister note: Megan's 21st birthday is next week and to help her celebrate we'd love to have family and friends fill her inbox with birthday pictures. It's simple...snap a picture of yourself "celebrating" and email it to Megan this week at mbaker@myldsmail.net. What do we mean by "celebrating"? Here are some ideas that you can use or come up with your own...

:: hold your fingers up to represent 21

:: hold a handwritten sign written on printer paper, construction paper, toilet paper,  newspaper, cardboard or any other random thing lying around with a brief message to  Megan. Anything from "Happy Birthday", "love ya", "happy  21", "you're getting old fool" or some  other  sentiment like that. 

:: wear a birthday hat

:: hold a balloon

:: basically anything you want to do 

:: picture can be of just you or of your family or group of friends

This is not meant to be a hassle. Seriously. Just snap a quick birthday picture and send. You don't even need to write an letter (unless you want to) We just thought it would be fun for her to open up her emails and be showered with pictures as she celebrates turning 21.

So in a nutshell...
1. snap a birthday picture
2. email it to mbaker@myldsmail.net
3. do it this week (she'll be on her email bright and early next Monday)
4. give yourself a hug from us as a thank you for helping us celebrate Meg's birthday.

Now on to this weeks update...

Hey hey gang. 

So this week was a good one, but really really exhausting. Partially just because of the normal stuff, the sun of Caicó and lots and lots of walking. But also because we did a service project that was killer. But it was also so fun. We went to a woman's house from the ward and she has a bunch of crazy grass and weeds in front of her house and we took it all out with a tool called "inchada."

I don't know what it is in English but it's like a wooden stick with a sheet of metal on the end and we just hacked away at the ground cutting all the plants and roots and everything. Dad you would have been proud of my yard work skills. The woman from the ward, Francisca, was super impressed with the "white girl" haha. I did American sisters proud. But I love doing service projects, it's an easy way to feel so happy and fulfilled. Next on the list: painting the walls in the bishop's house! 

We are teaching a young woman named Amanda who is perfect. She's 13 years old and she is the niece of two women from our ward. She loves the church and she accepted baptism without batting an eye. She knows the church is true. Her parents also love the idea of her being a member because they know that it will help their daughter. It's a fantastic family! We're teaching all of them and I love them. But Amanda was supposed to be baptized yesterday. But unfortunately some other members of her family said a lot of stuff about the church and about baptism and she got nervous and doesn't want to hurt these people that she loves. But her aunt who is a member of the church asked her if she wanted to be baptized and she said, "Yes, I want to. I want to be happy." Cue the tears. She is such a sweet and pure girl and we're going to help her find that happiness this week! Pray for her! 

+ We met an older slightly eccentric man doing contacts in the street the other day. He studied geography and informed us that there are 271 countries in the world. [mom note: in case you are curious and want to know how many countries there actually are here's what Google has to say...There are 196 countries in the world today. Taiwan is not considered an official country by many, which would bring the count down to 195 countries. Although Taiwan operates as an independent country, many countries (including the U.S.) do not officially recognize it as one.] And then he told us that our church is a "lost church" aka horrible, but then said he wanted to visit on Sunday. And best of all. . . he told us that we better get married fast because if we wait any longer we won't be able to catch husbands. Confidence booster from the people of Caicó. haha

We have some really amazing investigators with doubts and questions that show that they really want to learn. I'm so grateful to be here right now and help these people. As for transfers this week, I'm not really nervous for me. I think I'll stay one more transfer here, but if I don't, it's in the hands of the Lord. But I'm freakishly worried that Sister Hernandez is going to be transferred and I love her. Maybe I'm praying that she'll stay one more haha. 

Megan and Sister Hernandez

Megan and Sister Hernandez making breakfast for Sister Porter's birthday

Thanks for all the support and the love. 

Eu amo vocês!
Tchau tchau

Sister Baker

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