This week was so awesome!! Our investigator put the baptismal date for the 26 of November (Saturday) at 4:00 pm so we had everything planned and she was super prepared. ANNNNNNDDDD then she calls and says she can't get baptized on Saturday now because she has to work and she doesn't get off until 7:00. OH CRAP! Then I thought- why can't we do it at 8:30 at night? WE DID IT! It was mostly missionaries at the service, the bishop and another member and that was it. Haha! It was actually super spiritual and she was super happy! She then got confirmed the next day during sacrament meeting! WOOO HOO!!
Well I finished the Book of Mormon in Spanish last week. I knew I needed to pray BUT I felt impressed to actually read Moroni 10:3-5 again.
"Behold, I would exhort you that when ye shall read these things, if it be wisdom in God that ye should read them, that ye would remember how merciful the Lord hath been unto the children of men, from the creation of Adam even down until the time that ye shall receive these things, and ponder it in your hearts. And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost. And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things. (Moroni 10: 3-5)
The bolded part really hit me and I felt like I needed to think about how merciful the Lord has been to ALL of us. All the way down to Adam. I pondered and I finally went to the other room and I prayed to my Father in Heaven. I seriously prayed like 8 times (I NEEDED TO KNOW!!) and I can tell you after each prayer the fire feeling in my heart grew stronger and stronger. My faith was building after each prayer until finally I KNEW it was from the Holy Ghost telling me that this book is true! It is the word of God! I've never felt so happy! Jesus Christ is my Savior and has been so merciful to me in my own life. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the only church on the earth that has the fullness of the gospel!
Well... we have transfers ANNNNDDD drumroll please..... I will be leaving to an area called Real de Palmas in San Nicholas. I will be District Leader AND TRAINING A NEW MISSIONARY!!! I've never felt so nervous in my life! I feel so unprepared and we both are not going to know our area at all. I'm super nervous. Please help me and pray for me that we can have the success we need! I don't know who my greenie is but I hope it will all work out.
I love you guys so much!! You guys make my life the best! I miss you guys more than anything. fly fishing ... dallas cowboys ... it all sounds so good right now BUT I've got some stuff I gotta do before I come back to all that.
Elder Carson Anderson
Mexico Monterrey West Mission