I seriously can't believe I've been on my
mission for a whole year! Time has flown by and I have really been so
blessed to spend this time in the service of the Lord.
last week was really hard, but when you hit rock bottom, you can only go
up! We met with the 9 year old we were teaching every day last week.
Satan tried to get him down a few times, but he stayed strong and was
baptized on Saturday! It was one of the most spiritual baptisms I have
been at. He had so much support from family and friends there. Everyone
knew that he is a spiritual giant and they were so proud of the step
that he was taking. The next day during church he was confirmed a member
of the church and receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. It was testimony
meeting and he went a bore his testimony about how Heavenly Father has
helped him in his life. He said that "knock knees" are genetic in his
family and his brother had them so bad that he needed surgery. He prayed
that his brother would be ok and everything went well. It has been so
incredible to see his faith grow and his desire to share it with
everyone he comes in contact with.
The hugest miracle out
of all of this is the progress that his dad has made. He started out
very hesitant and very questioning. He said he wants this for his kids,
but not for himself. By the end of last week, he was teaching and
testifying along with us, helping his son to realize that baptism is a
good thing. He enjoyed the baptism, and we just found out on Sunday that
he wants to learn more and have the lessons himself! He doesn't want to
get baptized, but he wants to be able to lead and teach his son. We are
SO excited! This is a huge step, and it has been such a blessing to see
the power of the spirit work on him. We never thought we would get to
this point, especially so soon!
I am so grateful for the
miracles I am able to witness here in the mission field. I know that I
have been gone for a while because I can feel how much I have changed. I
have learned so much of my Heavenly Father's plan for me, and have felt
my Savior's love and His redeeming power. I just love this gospel!