Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Monday, September 29, 2014

yet the days keep rollin...

I would like to share one thing though. Or. Two... But we will see how much time I have to write. We have been looking for people so that we don't find ourselves in a problem with no one to teach. And that is when God blessed us with the opportunity to teach this teenage girl and her mother. But there is something really interesting about this girl and her mother. So the girl has been assisting the church for just over and month before we even knew that she lived in our area. But she had been going to another ward during all that time. And one day we got a call that there was someone who wanted to hear more about the gospel. But the mother of this girl has not been able to go to the church because she works in the hospital and for some reason she is really not able to change her day of rest. So right now she is not able to go to church. And the girl had already told us that she would already like to he baptized so that she could prepare herself so that she could go on a mission. And well... All of that hunk of junk that I just got done explaining is kind of a background story. So then we saqued a cita and headed on over to their house. And we started to teach the restoration and the mom loved every word that we said and we thought that everything was going perfectly. And once we finished we invited the daughter that she could prepare herself for this 4th of October. The mother then went on to explain for about 15-20 minutes for all the reasons why she could not be ready for that baptism so soon and that how she would like to go to the church herself as well before her daughter got baptized. And that how it would be a lot more probable that she would be ready in 2 to 3 months. And that is when me and my comp we explained that the baptism is not something that is so difficult to reach that few people are able to participate in a baptism. But it mainly depends on our willingness to follow the commandments to God and the faith and need to want to be baptized. And she still was not all thrilled out of her mind that her daughter was going to participate in a baptism. And I promised her that she would know that this is this right thing for her child. And that is when I explained to her that I could be there all night talking about how great a baptism is and how many blessing that you are going to receive if you participate in one but.... What good does that do? Because I am just another regular human being and I am just giving you personal experiences that I have lived. But the things that help us know which path or decision we should take is through the experiences that we live in our lives. That is when the mother asked me, how is it possible to know if we should participate in a baptism with such little time to prepare ourselves. With such a great question came a great answer. Prayer. And as we asked her mother to open her heart and really really ask God to see if she should let her daughter be baptized on the 4th of October that she WOULD recorded an answer in this moment. But ONLY if she REALLY wanted to know the answer. And as we kneeled down to pray I told the mother and the daughter that after the prayer we were going to keep out eyes closed and not talk for a few moments so that the Holy Spirit could make is feel the answer that if your daughter should get baptized or not. And this women probably offered one of the most sincere prayers that I have heard in a good long while. I could honestly feel her longing to know an answer. And once she ended we sat there. And this few moments turned into a few minutes. And those minutes that we were there on our knees, silent, and waiting for this answer that this mother wanted were so very very powerful. And in one moment she looked up at is and then looked over at her daughter and asked. "Child, you want to baptized yourself?" And her daughter told her mother "yes, I would really like to" and then so... She looked at us and told us that there was the answer. If her daughter wanted to get baptized and with the feeling that she just had felt... She could not detain her daughter from baptizing herself if it was the will of God. And with that we left then with a chapter in the boom of Mormon and left. Andthis Saturday this jovencita will have the opportunity to baptize herself. And um... Er... I think that is all that happened this week. 

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