Sunday, October 25, 2009

Three baptisms in one day!

Yesterday we had the wonderful opportunity to witness the baptism by immersion of 3 choice people. The first is a 28 year old mother of 4 children. The 2nd was her oldest child, a 9 year old son, and the 3rd was a man in his 50s, whose daughter has been a faithful member of the Church for 5 or more years.

The woman and her children have been attending Church for about 4 years but circumstances in her life prevented her from being baptized sooner. She was radiant as she came up out of the water. It was obvious, too, that her young son felt the Spirit was he was baptized.

The 50 year old man is a miracle. His 24 year old daughter was baptized 5 or so years ago and has been very actively involved, teaching Sunday School, and doing about anything else needed in the Imanta Branch. Her parents were divorced and her mother has since passed away. Her father was an alcoholic with a job nor a place to live. From time to time he would come to Zane's apartment and "crash" for a few days. After years of loving him and helping him, he was able to overcome his addictions and began attending Church. She was so filled with joy yesterday to witness the baptism of her father. Love is the greatest power.

Once again, as happens each time I witness a baptism, the Holy Ghost bore sweet and powerful testimony to me that this is the work of the Lord and there is nothing that will bless the lives of people more than knowing our Savior Jesus Christ and our relationship to Him.

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