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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Numero 78 ~ a big scare this week

Hey fam! This week definitely had its ups and downs.
> I had a big scare this week. We went to visit a less active and when we got there we got inside and started talking to her. She had her granddaughter of about 2 months with her that was really sick and she was by herself. The baby was crying but her throat was really swollen so she wasnt making any sounds. So we gave it a blessing and she calmed down for a second, then the grandma started to give it water and the baby started to choke on the water. At that moment the baby stopped breathing and closed her eyes. She sat there for about 5 seconds and the grandma began to panic. The baby wasnt responding and had stopped breathing. I looked at my comp and he froze and all I remember from the first aid classes it to hit the baby in the back. So i told her to smack the baby in the back but it wasnt working. So i went up to her and smacked the baby 3 times in the back pretty hard and then she responded and started breathing again. Once that happened we called an ambulance and sent her to the hospital. It was so scary. I thought i watched a little baby die at that moment. The good thing is that she is good now. The mom came back from El Salvador and is now there taking care of her. Scary stuff.
> On Friday we had a multi zone with President Collado and Hermana Collado. It was a sweet multi zone. Like I have said before, i always love learning new things from them. They are really motivational to work hard and you can see such a great faith that they have. As we leave those meeting we always feel so motivated and renovated to work hard and work inteligently to see the miracles that we hope for in our areas. It was cool. They focused a lot on the work with the members and the most important focused of the mission to have success. In the meeting president called me and 2 other out of the crowd and called us "old missionaries". I honestly thought that moment would ever happen. I dont feel old yet. I still got a lot of time haha but I guess im not a newbie anymore.
> We were going to have a baptism this Saturday. We had everything ready but he didnt do it because he was pretty sick. He told us that when he feels better he would tell us when we could put the new day to do it. He has the desire to do it which is a good sign he just got really sick. We are going to visit him today to see if he is feeling better.
> We are working hard and trying to find the rythmn here. We havent had the results that we want but we are going to be patient and keep the faith to be able to get better and see the fruits of our work!
> I love you all have a great week!
> Elder Sherle

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