Hola familia and amigos!! So today is the b-day of my sister Brooke! The best gift I have for you is the news of…… 3 BAPTISMS AND 3 CONFIRMATIONS!
This week was kind of a rollercoaster ride but the good news is that the kids of the Familia Molina were baptized!
We spent all week preparing them and it was stressful becuase we were in their house everyday, teaching a bunch of principles, just hoping that they were retaining all of it. But they’re studs and they totally did retain all of it and were super prepared for the baptismal interview! They passed and were baptized and confirmed members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints! This week was such a blur haha!
Some people reading this might feel a little weird and think that we as missionaries are so excited about a baptism for the numbers, or the glory, or the success but it’s not that selfish of a thing. Baptism is soo soo important.
Baptism is a covenant (or promise) that we make with God. We are saying when we are baptized that we are willing and ready to follow Him and serve Him for the rest of our lives. And as a blessing for making that promise, all of our past sins, mistakes, and guilt that comes with those things are washed away and we are forgiven of everything. The relief and joy that one feels when they are baptized is very real.
Also baptism is a prerequisite to live with God, Jesus Christ, and our families forever! So, I’m super happy that they were baptized. Why? Because they had desires to do it, they set a goal and prepared themselves to reach it. They made changes in their lives and became a little different. As they made those changes they were able to feel the joy and peace that came into their lives. They did it and now they are on their way to salvation and eternal happiness.
That’s what baptism means and it makes me so happy! I know this church is true and that Jesus Christ is our savior!
Livin’ the Dream,