We had another baptism this weekend. We
finally baptized the mom of one of the girls I baptized back in November.
She was really happy to be baptized and receive the Holy Ghost. My
companion baptized her, and I confirmed her a member of the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was his first baptism that he’s done, but
everything went fine. It’s so great to see another family join the Church.
She is separated from her husband, so it’s just her, her 9 year old
daughter that was baptized, her 5 year old daughter, and 1 year old son.
They come to Church every week, and she’s already been coming to the Relief
Society activities. It’s such a blessing to be able to help change the
lives of these families.
During our Church meeting the other day, our Bishop gave a talk and brought
up a good point. He said that we are Saints of the Latter-days, not just
Saints of the Latter-day [of the week]. We need to be members and act like
it every day of the week. We can’t just come to Church on Sundays, think
about Christ and study the scriptures, then go home and live a different
life. We need to be representatives of Christ all the time, wherever we
are. Many of the members here just come to Church Sundays, which is why our
bishop talked about this. During the week, they don’t come to the
activities or visit the other members or do anything else with the Church.
It’s great that they understand the importance of the Sabbath Day, but
we’re trying to help them understand that being a Latter-day Saint is being
a Saint everyday. It means that we help those that need it, members or not.
It means that we’re an example of Christ every day. It means we pray every
day. We read the scriptures every day. We keep all the commandments every
day. There are a lot of things we need to do, but we’re blessed for what we
do. Mosiah 2:41 “And moreover, I would desire that ye should consider on
the blessed and happy state of those that keep the commandments of God. For
behold, they are blessed in all things, both temporal and spiritual; and if
they hold out faithful to the end they are received into heaven, that
thereby they may dwell with God in a state of never-ending happiness. O
remember, remember that these things are true; for the Lord God hath spoken
We receive blessings in ALL THINGS, like it says here. We aren’t just going
to get blessings in the future, or blessings in heaven, but here and now.
We’ll receive temporal blessings in addition to spiritual ones. I hope that
everyone can try a little harder to be a little better. I know how
important it is to study the scriptures every day. To talk sincerely with
our Heavenly Father every day. To help those that are in need. And to keep
the other commandments that God has given us. And I know that when we do
it, we’ll be blessed. It’s not just that God might bless us, but He is
bound by the laws of heaven that when we’re obedient, He is required to
bless us. Mosiah 2:24 “…he doth require that ye should do as he hath
commanded you; for which if ye do, he doth immediately bless you…” I know
that those immediate blessings come, for I’ve seen them in my own life. I
hope you will search for them, too. And I know when you do, you’ll find
I hope everyone has a great week! Keep up all the great work you’re doing!
The Church is true!
Here’s a picture of the baptism from Saturday and a pizza we cooked one
night. Thanks, Mom, for the recipe!