I´ve Been Dreaming of a White... Baptism!
Dear People of Earth,
I know it´s been awhile since I´ve sent some photos, so this week I thought it´d be great to send the best photos there are.
This last Saturday, Anna Gabrielle and Marcos were baptized. We have a goal to baptize every week. Our Mission President, President Siedschlag, is incredibly inspired by God, and in applying the trainings he´s passed onto us, we´re seeing so many miracles. I don´t even know where to begin. Unfortunately, I didn´t get to watch their baptism. Elder Martins da Silva was sick with a heavy fever, etc. and I had to stay home with him for our first Baptism service here in Uruguai Ward. The other baptism is from Gabriel, which happened about two months ago. I would have sent more photos sooner, but my pen drive grabbed a virus and I almost lost all I have, including all the photos from my Mission. The Lord helped me a lot to fix it, so it worked out.
I wanted to focus on a scripture that opened up my vision this week and truly helped me to resolve some of the problems that I´ve had. It´s all based in the idea of looking beyond the mark. When we look beyond the mark, we permit The Enemy to distort the scriptures in our lives. Instead of letting the scriptures make us more like Jesus Christ, we become students of the law, rather than disciples of the Lord. May we all remember that we live in the world, but we are not of the world. We are of the Lord. We are God´s children and saved by His plan, which is perfect for His designs for us. The joy of this work is indescribable and I´m a very happy person. May we all remember to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and not just give it lip service.
But behold, the Jews were a stiffnecked people; and they despised the words of plainness, and killed the prophets, and sought for things that they could not understand. Wherefore, because of their blindness, which blindness came by looking beyond the mark, they must needs fall; for God hath taken away his plainness from them, and delivered unto them many things which they cannot understand, because they desired it. And because they desired it God hath done it, that they may stumble.