So this week was awesome for a lot of reasons. First, Jesus lives! Second, We had the baptism of Bro. Justine! It was amazing! The church was locked when we got there, but then we got it open and everything went well (pictures below). Yesterday he was confirmed a member of the Church of Jesus Christ and received the gift of the Holy Ghost. He is an example to me of just doing it. He had the Holy Ghost witness to him that the Church is true and that was all the convincing he needed. He was willing to make any change in his life that was necessary to be baptized right when we taught him.
I think we can all learn from his example. When we truly understand that this is the Lord's true Church, we will recognize that living the principles and ordinances of the gospel is absolutely essential for our eternal happiness. What else matters? Satan tries very had to blind us from this truth and make bad choices, but what thing on this earth is more important than living in exaltation with God and our families and helping others do the same. There is no greater work. There is no action that will bring greater satisfaction, peace. and joy. Let us not let the things of this world get in the way of this divinely mandated directive. In the words of Spencer W. Kimbal and Nike: "Just Do It." Just like Bro. Justine we too can take hold upon the blessings that the Lord has in store for us if we just do what the Lord asks. And, of course, Christ is always there to help us every step of the way.
Well that be all! Please pray for all the people here in the Philippines that we won't get thrashed by Hurricane Rosita!