Monday, September 8, 2014

Baptism

Here's Sarah's news from August 25th

I am SO HAPPY RIGHT NOW!!!!! What an awesome week :)) And we are on campus emailing RIGHT NOW... and their are people everywhere... and after a meeting with the Dean of Students... we are back in business!!! We can work on campus again... we just can't have first contacts with people in buildings, but their are plenty of people outside.... WE are just SO PUMPED to work this week!!!!!! 

Michael and Kiki are both now officially members of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints! I am so proud of both of them and the changes and the commitment that they both made!!! Sister Hales and I were so blessed to have the opportunity to teach them, to share those things that we know are true with them!!! They are both just so fantastic!!! Michael couldn't stop grinning the WHOLE time... it was awesome-- especially since he struggles to always show his emotion! Kiki came out of the water smiling pretty big too. She explained to us that she just felt light... that she knew she was clean again! Righteously living the gospel cleanses us!! I love that they are at the beginning of a journey.  They were baptized and received the gift of the holy ghost which was the gate way to the path to return to live again with our Heavenly Father!! 
I loved that I had the opportunity to be a part of Michael and Kiki's conversion. Teaching them, and then having the opportunity to watch them be baptized and make that covenant with God and receive the Holy Ghost reminded me of the covenants,the promises that I have made with Heavenly Father. I think one of the biggest things that serving a mission has taught me is that Heavenly Father will always keep His promises to us!!! By making this covenant with God, as I have strived to keep my end of the deal-I have been blessed more then I could have ever imagined. Our Heavenly Father is perfectly aware of our needs and is just waiting to bless us!!! I know that living the gospel truly brings us joy!!!



I also had the opportunity to go back to the Carmel Ward on Friday night to see Sabrina Stiegler get baptized!!!!! She is now almost 7 months preggo!!! She has changed so much!!! It was amazing to see the light in her eyes. It was also fun to see familiar faces and old friends :) 




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