"I know that which the Lord hath commanded me, and I glory in it. I do not glory of myself, but I glory in that which the Lord hath commanded me; yea, and this is my glory, that perhaps I may be an instrument in the hands of God to bring some soul to repentance; and this is my joy." -Alma 29:9
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Well this past
week was a mess. We invited Maiara to be baptized & she said yes. She was
so excited & ready to go. Her parents then said no. We spent three hours
talking with them, testifying, & sharing scriptures. & the final answer
was no. Maiara was devestated, but we chatted with her & she has decided to
keep going to church & reading the Book of Mormon. I shared 1 Nephi 3:7
with her & explained that Heavenly Father has commanded us to be baptized
therefore he is already preparing a way for her she just needs to stay strong.
Rosali had an interview with our new district leader, but at this point she really
isn't interested anymore. She said that she wants to wait a little longer, but
I think it's just an excuse. I was definitely upset after hearing that she
didn't want to be baptized, because about a month ago she did. I just have to remember
that God has a plan for her. Although I'm sad that our investigators cannot be baptized I know that everything will work out for them and that Heavenly Father has a plan. We get to go to the temple
on Wednesday, because our our mission met it's baptismal goal. So that will be so awesome!