Date

February 24, 2020

Area

Paita, Peru

Companion

Elder Flores

Ethan Scott - week 33 - BAUTISMO DE BRANELI LIZBETH RODRIGUEZ PANTA!

This week might have been my favorite week my whole entire mission. This week I have had the most spiritual experiences in my whole entire mission. From teaching lessons and watching my investigators receive answers right before my eyes to, from having the opportunity to baptize one of my investigators named Braneli. For me, this week I had a huge eye opener and answered my prayers.  As a missionary it has been hard recently with all the rejection I have been receiving in my area and the little success we have been having. I was having trouble seeing the fruit that I was producing for the Lord.

 

Then, I was up late studying in Doctrine in Covenants in chapter 18:15 which reads, And if it so be that you should labor all your days in crying repentance unto this people, and bring, save it be one soul unto me, how great shall be your joy with him in the kingdom of my Father! 

 

So, I read this a couple of days before the baptism of Braneli and thought to myself the number of people that I baptize does not measure the success I am having. What matters is that I am working hard and if I can bring just one soul unto God I will have an indescribable joy. 

 

Couple days later when I had the opportunity to baptize Braneli I felt that joy, I felt as if I had just been baptized again. The smile on her face as she came out of the water was literally priceless for me. I just don't have the words to describe the joy I felt and am still feeling for her and her decision to be baptized. As I was feeling this joy I remembered the scripture from Doctrine and Covenants and it was just another answer on top of the thousands that I have received that I know that this church is true. I know that God loves each and every one of us. I know that he listens to our prayers, and I know he will answer our prayers when we act in faith. 

 

I miss you all so much and love you all! I hope you all had a good week!

 

Love you all,

Elder Scott

ethan.scott1@missionary.org

 




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