Good morning everyone!
Alberto got baptized on Saturday! One of his friends from work, who happens to be our Elders Quorum President was able to baptize him. A really good experience for the ward. He was super excited all week and passed his interview with flying colors. He invited all his family and one of his daughters came with her kids to support him which was really cool. He´s already doing missionary work and wants to go visit people with us this week haha. During the baptism, neither the quorum president or Beto can sing good at all, and they were both singing super loud haha it was great. When we confirmed him yesterday he was super emotional and it was a special sacrament meeting.
We are working a lot with the priests in the ward and the returned missionaries. Its basically just like a big group of bros on Sunday haha its great. We try to get them excited to serve missions and learn what it takes. We were able to get a 15 year old kid we are teaching to church yesterday too thanks to that.
I´m deep in the depths of Alma right now in my Book of Mormon studies, this will be the 5th time reading it on the mission. I love the Book of Mormon and don´t know where I would be without it!
Alma taught the poor that when our trials and unwanted circumstances test our faith; if we can only work up just enough faith to desire to believe in the Savior and his redeeming power, we can nourish that desire to a point that it will let us more fully trust in God´s words through his prophets, the obedience of which will bring us happiness, peace, and salvation. I know that this is true.
¨But behold, if ye will awake and arouse your faculties, even to an experiment upon my words, and exercise a particle of faith, yea, even if ye can no more than desire to believe, let this desire work in you, even until ye believe in a manner that ye can give place for a portion of my words.¨ Alma 32:27
Jake Is currently serving in the Argentina, Comodoro Rivadavia Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- Day Saints. He reported to the MTC August 3, 2016. This blog is for family and friends.