Monday, March 30, 2015

#33 When You Believe

 What a spectacular week!!

I'm going to start right off with a story! Jorge! Here's his profile:
He's about 50 years old with a mustache. He's been less active in the
church for about as long as I've been alive. He's a shy guy. He's been
drinking and smoking for a long time. Our first visit with Jorge he
didn't have pants on.. it was kind of weird. Well we met with him on
Friday and talked about keeping the commandments. He wasn't very
receptive, but just needed some motivation. I made him repeat after
me.(In Spanish) "I am a son of God! I am strong!" I got him to say it
with confidence! He then Repeated, " I am a son of God, I'm very
strong, and I don't smoke anymore!" He started saying it with
confidence and practically yelling it. I knew it but just had to be
reminded. He was so excited that I told him to grad his cigarettes.
(something he had refused to do 5 minutes earlier) He gave them to me
and we threw them away. We've called him everyday and he hasn't smoked
since Friday!!!

Well I could talk about the baptisms and the people who got baptised
for hours! They are so great and were super ready! Esneda is the one
with the mullet, nose ring and lip piercing, and Robertito is the
young kid. The baptisms were awesome and the Spirit was there. Esneda
had to make some changes in her life, but through her faith she did
and is now a member of the church. It was a great blessing for me to
confirm her as a member of the one and only true church.

It's awesome to see this great progress! There hadn't been a baptism
is Ourense for a little over 2 years. I know that it's not because of
me that this happened, but it's because of God and His love. The
church is true!!

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