Eduardo Alejandro Durand Florián is the son of our best friends in Tarma, the Durand family. On Friday, April 3, 2009, Eduardo turned 8 and was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Here he is after the baptism:
We posed with him and his family before the baptism:
This is a special family to us. Unfortunately, Brother Durand's work has moved him from Tarma to La Merced, in the jungle about an hour and a half from Tarma. We will miss this family.
The baptism was wonderful. Just so you know some of the challenges that church members face here in Tarma, look at the dirty tap water, shown here in the baptismal font. The water also was freezing cold:
In spite of the cold, dirty water, Eduardo had the courage to go through with his baptism, as do many wonderful Peruvian people in Tarma.