Monday, May 29, 2017

The Joy of Seeing One of My Brothers Baptized

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

Baptismal Interview

This scripture gives me inspiration and hope. I know that my Heavenly Father loves me to send His Son. I cannot imagine how a father feels seeing his son suffer. I know that this sacrifice was necessary for the happiness and salvation of man. I know that without the Atonement of Christ we would be lost. Christ lives and wants to bless and heal us, all we need to do is turn and go to Him and let him work miracles in our lives and lift our burdens.

This has been a crazy week! 

First off, we had a baptism!! Hector our investigator was baptized. He is living with his aunt and uncle and they gave him an opportunity to live a better quality life than he did with his parents. Hector had left his past mistakes behind and was willing to follow Christ and repent and showed his obedience by being baptized. I cannot express the joy of seeing one of my brothers in the baptismal font and making this covenant with our Heavenly Father. The baptismal font arrived from La Paz and when it arrived we had to put it together and weld it. 
Welding the Font

Then we had to fill it with water the fastest that we could. 
The service didn't start until 8 in the night but everyone luckily was patient with us. Elder Yzquierdo had his first baptism of his mission and he was happy. He had to do three attempts to baptize him because the water was still pretty low after filling it for a long time. Hector was animated and his family as well. He father now is going to start listening to us.
Elder Yzquierdo & Hector
With Hector's Aunt & Uncle

I want to tell about an experience we had this week. We are teaching Maximino and his wife Concepcion and they are a very humble family that have desires to do good things. We have been teaching them and we arrived to the point that we felt they were ready for the baptismal challenge. And at first Maximino was hesitant and said that they weren't prepared. Later on we went and visited them and talked again of baptism. There came a point in the lesson that the Spirit was so strong. Max began to cry after feeling the peaceful feeling of the Spirit. Their behavior with us has changed and they are now attending church and also went to the baptism of Hector. I know that the Spirit is what makes us change and become better. The Spirit helps us follow Christ and become more like Him. This experience has helped us to be better as well as missionaries and be more obedient.
Planting Palm Trees

Elder Bennett

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