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Monday, March 9, 2015
Last Saturday was the Baptism of Dimas Lopez. He is the cousin of Stiven who we baptized in Dec. It has been really fun to teach him! I love to teach kids. They are so receptive to the spirit and willing to obey the commandments of God. For some reason the older people get the smarter they think they are and the less they feel they need to obey. But I had a lot of fun teaching Dimas and coming of with fun creative ways to teach him. He asked me to baptise him and his grandpa to confirm him. His baptism was a very special and spiritual experience for both of us.
Last night we were able to see Fausta. I don't know if I have talked about her before, but she has been an investigator and ready to be baptized for over a year. The reason she hasn't been baptized is because she isn't married but she is living with someone, Pedro. Well, they just had a baby girl in December. Pedro has always been a really nice guy, but he has never wanted anything to do with the missionaries. Last night we talked to both of them together and that was the first time I had seen him sit still and listen through an entire lesson! Towards the end of the lesson we started to talk specifically about marriage and asked them if that was something they wanted to do. They told us that they had already went and gotten they're license and invited us to there wedding which they told us was already planned for this Saturday!!! I was so excited!! After the lesson I was just talking to Pedro and he told me that Bethany (the baby) was his first child and that it was really special. It amazed me how so many missionaries prayed and fasted and taught and tried their best to soften this mans heart and despite all their efforts they couldn't reach him. But, a little baby sent directly from heaven was able to touch his heart so gently. The power of a little Child!
For the natural man is an enemy to God, and has been from the fall of Adam, and will be, forever and ever, unless he yields to the enticings of the Holy Spirit, and putteth off the natural man and becometh a saint through the atonement of Christ the Lord, and becometh as a child, submissive, meek, humble, patient, full of love, willing to submit to all things which the Lord seeth fit to inflict upon him, even as a child doth submit to his father.
May we all humble ourselves and become as little children and submit ourselves to the will of the Father.
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