Diego, the infamous, agile, and spunky 69-year-old, got baptized on Saturday! His sister's grandson, Jonhyro, turned 8 this month so they got to get baptized together. Diego was so cute the day of his baptism. He was so happy and just glowing, even if it doesn't seem like it in the pictures, just trust me. He was even happier the day of his confirmation and couldn't stop the tears from flowing to tell the one giving the blessing what his full name was. He told us after church that he felt out of this world and just so good the day of his baptism. It's been so cool to see the Spirit touch his heart and to see him change. Go, Diego, go!
We went to the Bishop's house this week for Family Home Evening and they have a violin!! I got to play it really fast and it made my heart so happy. Oh I've missed that instrument.
This week Hermana Perez and I directed a conversation in the Zone about the power of our faith in Christ and the promis he gives us if we ask for something in faith that is good:
"Whatsoever thing ye shall ask the Father in my name, which is good, in faith believing that ye shall receive, behold, it shall be done unto you." -Alma 7:26
Do we realize how powerful this promise is? Whatever we ask that is good, so long as we have faith, it shall be given to us. The Lord has made us that promise. There are many enemies to our faith, and as we recognize them and cast them out, we see the hand of God in our lives.
|2 Behold and lo, mine eyes are upon you, and the heavens and the earth are in mine hands, and the riches of eternity are mine to give.
3 Ye endeavored to believe that ye should receive the blessing which was offered unto you; but behold, verily I say unto you there were fears in your hearts, and verily this is the reason that ye did not receive.
10 And again, verily I say unto you that it is your privilege, and a promise I give unto you that have been ordained unto this ministry, that inasmuch as you strip yourselves from jealousies and fears, and humble yourselves before me, for ye are not sufficiently humble,the veil shall be rent and you shall see me and know that I am—not with the carnal neither natural mind, but with the spiritual." -Doctrine and Covenants 67:2-3,10
As we cast out fear and ask the Father in faith, we see Him work miracles. The Lord wants to bless us. He wants to hear us humbly ask him in faith for good blessings and miracles in our life. As a loving father, He is glad as we prosper in every aspect of our life and yearns for our success.
I am so glad I'm on a mission. I love this time I have been given to serve the Lord. I know that He is our Redeemer and Savior. I know that God lives and that He loves us.
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Santo Domingo East MIssion
SDQ 4102, 2250 NW 114th Ave.
Miami, FL 33172-3652
8540 NW 66th St.
Miami, FL 33195 - 2698
Dominican Republic Santo Domingo East Mission