pues, hay muchas personas, las cuales aprecio mucho, que cumplen años en febrero…y pues, feliz cumpleaños a mi mamita y mi abuelito!
abuelito: gracias por ser un gran ejemplo de devoción al evangelio de jesucristo. y gracias por tener un infinto amor hacia su Salvador que fluye a los corazones de sus hijos, nietos, y bisnietos! le amo!
mamita: no te puedo decir cuanto te amo! gracias por ser un ejemplo en mi vida de una mujer que nunca se da por vencida. gracias por su amor y por ser la mejor mamita del mundo! besitos. te amo mucho!
pues, this week was a week filled with love and happiness!
A N A I S B A P T I Z E D
the cute ana and her son were baptized this saturday and confirmed on monday!
i honestly have to say that this woman is such a example to me with her desire to follow the Savior’s example and enter the waters of baptism no matter what stands in her way.
we met ana and her boyfriend? outside of their house and she was smoking a cigarette (which we didn’t know at the time bc she hid it from us…dont know why we didnt smell it…). we contacted them using the book of the mormon and they accepted another visit. i honestly feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to know this family especially ana. after teaching the word of wisdom, she stopped smoking and drinking. after her boyfriend left her and her 3 kids, she searched for a job and found one in order to provide for her family. after hearing comments from her family and friends that she was a hypocrite and and comments about the church, she went forward with faith in her savior and his promises and continued to share the gospel with her family. after hearing negative things from her boss, she went to the scriptures and found true answers.
what an example!
ana has progressed so fast but was waiting to feel sure about her decision. and what is amazing is that she didnt wait for an answer…she went and looked for it! she read 3 or 4 liahonas ( magazines of the church) and looked up scriptures in the bible and book of mormon. she said she found many scriptures on baptism and then prayed…then she said: i know i need to be baptized. i want to do it. im ready to do it. i have recieved my answer!
my heart just wanted to leap out of my chest. i felt so much joy and love that i just couldnt hold back my tears! i always knew that ana was someone so special!
the day of her baptism, we went to pass by for her and head to the church( which is 8 blocks from her house) and she told us that she invited all of her family but no one wanted to or could go. i felt sad for her but reassured her that her kids, us missionaries, members, and christ would be there to support her.
after she and her son were baptized, we asked her how she felt, and she said she felt SO SO good. she felt clean and happy.
the next day she was confirmed before her son…
however that night, when we passed by her house she told us that she felt something so special when she was confirmed… she felt like christ accepted her heart and her desire to follow him. she knew in her heart that he guides this church which is his. she knew the book of mormon was true and that joseph smith was a true prophet. she thanked us for being her angels and bringing her this happiness that she had never felt in her life until we came.
yepp…then came more tears.
i testify that every single person who wants to know if this is the true church, with the true teachings, true doctrine, and true power of God, will know as they immerse themselves in the scriptures, both the BOM and Bible, as they live the gospel, and as they pray to heavenly father in the name of jesus christ with a sincere heart, true intent having faith in christ. they will feel and recognize the blessings that will come and will do anything to keep them and receive more. they will find precious truths and will have the mysteries of god be revealed unto them. & they will be on the path that will help them become who their heavenly father wants them to be and that will lead them back to his presence.
this is my wish…that every one of you will have the desire to know for yourselves that these things are true in the name of jesus christ. amen
times like these…motivates me to be a missionary forever and always.
2 weeks more as a set apart representative but the rest of my life as a missionary.
CON AMOR, HERMANA ROGERS
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