This has been such a special week for us! We have been able to see many miracles and blessings from the Lord. This has been an amazing time being able to share the message of the gospel and in helping others feel of the love of the Savior.
My ponderize scripture for this week is John 11:25-26: "Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?" I love this scripture because of the names that it gives of our Savior. Through Him we can have new life and begin again no matter how many times we have fallen. Not only can He forgive our mistakes, it is through Him that we are able to live again. It is through His infinite and eternal sacrifice that we can receive a fullness of joy and happiness. It is amazing to think of all of the blessings that our Heavenly Father has given us through the precious gift of his beloved Son.
Yesterday we were able to have Ramon's baptism! It was such a special experience being able to see his family from Houston come and to see their support in this new step that he is taking in his life. It was very special to participate in his baptism and to see the happiness and joy radiate from him. I know as he continues to do what is right, he will have the constant companionship of the Holy Ghost and will continue to grow and be lead and guided in all things.
We are excited to continue meeting with Daniel Brooks in preparation for his baptism this coming weekend. We are excited to see his progression and to see his faith and testimony increase. It will be exciting to see him get the priesthood in a short while as well! I know he will become a great strength to his family and will be strong and firm in the gospel. We have been able to work with the Rodriguez family recently in helping them become active in the church. We were able to stop by this past week to visit with her and her family. One night she opened the door and was surprised that we would stop by. We shared the temple invitation by President Monson and bore our testimonies of the strength we receive as we go to the temple. She could not help but cry as she too bore her testimony of the church and of the gospel. We are excited to continue seeing her and helping her family become active again in church. It is so exciting being able work with the less-actives in our area in helping them become active again and in finding those who are ready to be baptized. The work here doesn't slow down!
I am so very excited for this upcoming month in celebrating the life and resurrection of our Savior, Jesus Christ. The church has been able to produce a new Easter video on lds.org that is very neat in talking about how we can find new life through our Savior. We can be forgiven of our past and be reunited with our loved ones who have passed on. I know that our Savior lives and that He loves us all so much. He wants us to use His precious gift to find happiness and joy here in this life. No matter what physical or spiritual trial we experience in this life, we can always look to the enabling power of His atonement. Because our Savior overcame the world, we can always look to Him for the strength to endure the trials of this life.
Thank you all for the letters and the emails! I love being able to hear back from home. Hope you all have a great week! Love ya!!
Mom: Thank you mom for the Easter package! I love the ties and the card! Thank you for all that you do for me. I'm sorry to hear about Bro. Eaton. I will continue to pray for his family that they may find comfort. I know that he is in a better place free from the pains that his incident caused. I'm glad that grandma Munro is doing well as well. How has life been back home? Has the weather been warming up or is it still a little bit cold? It has started to warm up a lot more here! It will be pretty interesting to see how summer will go! Just to let you know transfers will be on the 22nd of this month. I have a feeling that I might be transferred from this area. It's hard to say but we will have to see! Tell the whole family I love them so much!!! I hope you have a great week mom! Love you forever!!
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