Sunday, June 26, 2016

June 20 posting

Nacho logro su meta! Angel Nazario estuvo muy emocionado el Sábado y Domingo pasado porque pudo bautizarse y confirmarse! Muchos miembros llegaron para apoyarle en su servicio bautismal y todo el tiempo estaba diciéndonos, " Me siento muy feliz!". 

Right from the start Nacho was a "escojido"! He was waiting anxiously for us before our first appointment we put with him. We taught him some of the plan of salvation because he wanted to know where his niece was and if he was going to be able to see her again. He ate up all the plain and precious truths of the gospel we taught him. He has such a big desire to follow Jesus Christ. He went to church every Sunday after we fist taught him except for one Sunday where his mom didn’t let him go. Even before he got baptized he wanted to accompany us to preach the Gospel. He is only 15 years old, but he says that he wants to be a missionary like us! We went out on visits with him once before he was even a member! 

What helped him most was bringing members to fellowship him. Lots of the members that we brought were youth that already knew him from their soccer team or school! A lot of members helped us out during the conversion of Nacho. When it came time for him to get baptized the big obstacle was getting permission from him mother. We took a member with us so that he could testify of how the gospel had blessed his family. She ended up giving him permission and even went to the baptism! His mom was really proud of him and says that she is going to start to listen to us a little more! Nacho is a great missionary because he already gave us another reference of his cousin who wants to "mejorar" his relationship with God. 

I think the smile the converts have after they are baptized is my favorite part of missionary work. 

In the area we have a couple other investigators that should be baptized in July. We are working hard to bring a lot of different members with them so that they can feel comfortable in the church. Elder Granados is doing well in the new area! The only bad thing is that he is really sick right now! He has been getting better but the last couple days his stomach hasn’t been treating him very well. It’s really weird because he is coming from los altos de chiapas and the last thing we thought was him getting sick from the food. We hope that he gets better soon! 

I was able to do a baptismal interview this last week which is always a great experience. During the interview a scripture came to my mind and i shared it with the investigator (now convert). It was John 16:33 which reads, "These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world". I love this scripture and i love my savior Jesus Christ. With this new challenge to read the Book of Mormon before september 2nd highlighting all the references to Jesus Christ, I have felt the spirit of Christ fill my life. The Book of Mormon is truly another testament of Jesus Christ and Christ gives me peace as i read it just like he said in John. We should not fear. The world is getting crazy, but DONT WORRY....CHRIST OVERCAME this world and with his help so can we (: 

Have a GREAT week! 

-Elder Hagues 

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