Monday, February 3, 2014

Paola y Alejandro

Alejandro (Alex), the investigator who got baptised last Saturday is doing REALLY well. He is now the #1 miembro misionero in all of Bermejo (and I know all of the good member missionaries in Bermejo).  He´s given like 8 referrals, and has gone with the missionaries to teach those referrals. Friday, he went with one companionship in the morning, another in the afternoon, and with us in the evening.  Yesterday, he brought his girlfriend to church.  Two weeks ago he gave her a Book of Mormon and a couple of days ago watched The Testaments with her.  In church yesterday, a couple of members mentioned baptism to her, and she asked, "Who do I have to talk to to get baptized?"  Today we are going to have our first lesson, but it looks like thanks to a couple simple efforts of a recent convert with a powerful testimony, she´s ready and willing to receive the Gospel in her life.

We will be having another baptism this Saturday.  Her name is Paola.  She´s a single mother, who really likes the church and the Gospel because she feels like it will help her to be a better mother (and she´s right).  She was also a referral from a member in our branch.  Her whole journey in the Gospel started when Bro. Meriles gave her a copy of The Family:a Proclamation to the World about a month ago.

The prophet recently said: "Now is the time for members and missionaries to come together, to work together, to labor in the Lord’s vineyard to bring souls unto Him. He has prepared the means for us to share the gospel in a multitude of ways, and He will assist us in our labors if we will act in faith to fulfill His work."  I can see the Lord fulfilling His prophetic promise here as the members and missionaries work together.

My mission changed June 23, 2013, because of what the prophet said.  I don´t know how things have changed back at home, and if they have not really changed much, I invite you: Go and find the missionaries and ask them how you can help them.  Share your testimony with a friend. It worked with Alejandro, it worked with Bro. Meriles, and it will work for you.

Elder Casdorph

No comments:

Post a Comment