Hi! Hi! Hi!
A quick email this week, since I literally just talked to my family like two hours ago. Isn't the time difference in Asia weird?
Yesterday our Pretty Investigator got baptized! And after her baptism, she was more radiant than ever. Ah, it was such a happy day, I had no idea baptisms could be so wonderful. Her friend in the ward gave a beautiful talk about enduring to the end and the young adults (along with the missionaries) sang the EFY Medley to her. The Spirit was so strong. Before she stepped down into the water, we said a quick prayer together and once she came back out I felt just like a proud parent. It was a really, really good day.
Here's a YouTube video so you can hear the song they sang. I wish Sydney could have sent a video of them singing it but this will have to do. Grab a tissue!
2 Nephi 31:5, 7-10"5 And now, if the Lamb of God, he being holy, should have need to be baptized by water, to fulfil all righteousness, O then, how much more need have we, being unholy, to be baptized, yea, even by water!
7 Know ye not that he was holy? But notwithstanding he being holy, he showeth unto the children of men that, according to the flesh he humbleth himself before the Father, and witnesseth unto the Father that he would be obedient unto him in keeping his commandments.
8 Wherefore, after he was baptized with water the Holy Ghost descended upon him in the form of a dove.
9 And again, it showeth unto the children of men the straitness of the path, and the narrowness of the gate, by which they should enter, he having set the example before them.
10 And he said unto the children of men: Follow thou me. Wherefore, my beloved brethren, can we follow Jesus save we shall be willing to keep the commandments of the Father?"
I know that baptism is a commandment from Heavenly Father and I know that if we are baptized as Christ was, by immersion and by the proper authority of the priesthood, we at last enter the gate and begin our way along the straight path to eternal life.
I love you all dearly.
|An ancient school they came across|
|Sydney says this is made with wormwood and was all excited to have eaten it.|
|She says there are azaleas everywhere|
|"the red light are the neon crosses of the many,many christian churches. from where we were standing we could see eight of them."|
|"You know you're going into the country when all the people on the bus are over the age of 80. So many old-people hats!"|
|"Sunny" is holding Sydney's skirt because it was windy. ha ha|