"If you labor all your days and bring one soul unto me, how great shall be your joy" D&C 18:15

Monday, April 13, 2015

Personal study and the importance of baptism

Hola Familia!

Wow, the weeks keep getting faster and faster and the time I have left gets shorter and shorter!

We really did have a great week this week and it all started when we went and met Claudia. She has been listening to the missionaries for almost a year. Right when she opened the door, she let us in and told us how happy she was that we came to visit her. Before we had the chance to tell her our names, she said you guys are going to be the elders that baptize me! I was like well in that case, I'm Elder Corbett, nice to meet you haha!

Apparently Hermana Claudia has wanted to get baptized for over 6 months, but couldn't pass the baptism interview because she wasn't married to her husband and her husband was in the United States working. So that was a really hard situation for her. But it turns out, that she had been praying and fasting that some how she could be baptized. This week her husband came down to Guatemala just to get married to her, and then he returned back to the states! What a miracle! We are planning her baptism for the 2nd of May!

Also we did splits this week with the elders in Zaculeu and I got the chance to go back and work in Zaculeu! It was awesome. I even went and showed the elders some of my old investigators and they still remembered me. I also got to see some of the members! The cool part was in my personal study in the morning, before we did splits, I read 3 Nephi 7:24 which says, "Now I would have you to remember also, that there were none who were brought unto repentance who were not baptized with water." At that time I didn't know why it grabbed my attention so much, but as we got to an appointment with one of the elder's investigators, he told us about his desire to repent but that he didn't want to get baptized. I then felt prompted to share this scripture with him and he stood there staring at the scripture, reading it over and over again. He then said, you guys are right I need to be baptized. It was a super neat experience! I was very grateful that the Lord trusted in me to help this hermano realize the importance of baptism. We made a date with him for the 25th of this month!

On Sunday we brought two new investigators to church, Mayra and Raquel. We found them contacting our very first day and they have progressed so fast! We have talked a little bit about baptism with them but we plan to make dates with them as well this week! Wish us luck!

Elder Corbett

Tortilla Total: 1978

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