Dear family and friends,
The past couple of weeks have been good. We had a baptism 2 weeks ago for a kid named Joshua, we found him through his grandmother who brings him every week. He is a great kid and sincerely wanted to learn about God and the church at a young age. It was a good baptismal service and a lot of people in his family attended who aren’t members. We also had the Campos family come to his baptismal service, they are a family that we have been teaching and they got baptized the following week. They are a family of 5, and 3 are of baptismal age. I had the privilege of baptizing one of them myself, and it was an awesome experience. I will always remember how happy I felt.
I feel really blessed to have been a part of their conversions. It’s very satisfying to see the changes that happen to people when they decide to focus their lives on Jesus Christ. It changes their very countenance. I know that God can profoundly influence our lives if we sincerely try to come closer to him. He will never force himself upon us, it is our job to exercise faith in him and let him in. Baptism is one of many ways that we can do that, being washed clean of our previous sins and starting a new life as a follower of Jesus Christ. And I know that following his example is the only way to truly attain lasting happiness in this life and in the next.