What a crazy quick week!
On Friday we got to listen to Elder Valenzuela from the Seventy! He started off by talking about the movie Coco and how we should try to use this movie as our tool to help people understand different Gospel principles that we want to teach and need for them to learn. To prepare for his arrival, we had to read some talks and scriptures. And one of the talks was from Pres Neil L Andersen and he said that,
Baptism is a sign to God, to angels, and to heaven that we do the will of God…..We invite all men to come unto Christ by repentance and baptism and confirmation in order to open the doors of the celestial kingdom to the sons and daughters of God. No one else can do this.
I really loved that thought that we were baptised and when our investigators are baptised, they are showing that desire to follow Christ and it is a sign to all people everywhere- even the heavens. It is a glorious moment to rejoice when others are baptised and receive upon them the gift of the Holy Ghost.
I also remembered a scripture in Doctrine and Covenants 18:10 which reads,
Remember the worth of souls is great in the sight of God.
It is important for us as missionaries to always hold onto faith and remember that we are helping others to receive the sacred gift of the Holy Ghost in their life. I love being able to see the process of change that people make when they realize the Gospel is true and that Christ really is the hope of life. It is a beautiful thing to serve these humble kind people of Mexico and to feel of the Spirit as we teach and testify day by day.
I am thankful for my Redeemor and Savior, Jesus Christ. I am thankful for the knowledge I hold of a Heavenly Father who loves me and knows my soul. I am thankful for the great gift of the Holy Ghost in my life and for the words in the Bible and in the Book of Mormon which lead and guide me to feel the Lords love for me day by day. I am thankful for the guidance and love of our Prophet today, Russel M. Nelson and for his dedication to follow the Lords command.
Have a great week!
-Hermana Tuckfield 🙂