Not too much time today. Just a couple things:
THE BAPTISM WENT GREAT. Saturday rolled around and the rain was coming down. The font is upstairs on the balcony so we were gunna have a nice rainy baptism! Well, we go up to do the service, and the rain stops. Baptism was finished and then the rain started coming down again!! Little tender mercies from The Lord. It was a great service and The Spirit was in abundance.
Desire is a changed man. Incredible to see his journey. String and I tracted into him. I was a part of all the lessons, and I had the chance to baptize him. Never had that experience on my mission till now. Awesome. Just awesome.
|Desire on his baptismal day.|
He bore his testimony about the first time String and I came to his house. I didnt know it that day, but I see now, how The Lord guided us that day.
We saw some people working in the fields and we went over and helped them. Dug in the mud and got some rice fields ready to be planted. Well, String and I finished, and we decided to go up the mountain back to the main road. Pretty steep mountain. Well, the whole time we were down there, Desire was watching us from his house and was amazed at us in our white shirts and ties, helping people in the fields. He was touched and when we knocked on his door, he immediately let us in. I never knew that, or put the pieces together then, but now, seeing the whole story, I see how The Lord works in mysterious ways.
|Elder Babb with us.|
On a spiritual note, I have a quote I came across that I love. Its from Marianne Williamson.
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people will not feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone and as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
Sometimes, especially in this country, people are scared of their potential. They are fine of what they have now, and dont want to become better. Little do they know, thats what the Gospel is all about. Reaching your goals, becoming the best you can be, etc. We were born with an unlimited potential. We place limits on our potential when we are lazy, blame others, disobedient to God's commandments, etc. There are no limits on what we can acheive. When we reach our goals, we become examples to those around us. "Let your light so shine."
|Turkeys are the ugliest creatures in the world!|
|This was a family that was baptized the same day as Desire.|