Monday, February 22, 2016

Jose's Baptism

Already sent off my business idea to Joseph. Of course I didn`t tell him the best one just in case I might use it later jaja jk Miss grandma and grandpa so much! They`re in my prayers. Hope they got the email I sent them. Keep doing your thing Jonathan.

So, José Folgar! His girlfriend had been bringing him to church, in his shirt, suitcoat and tie. He looked so much like a member that we didn`t figure out he wasn’t until he had already attended 3 times! We challenged him to be baptized last week and he accepted. He was baptized on Saturday the 20th. I ended up borrowing a violin from our neighbor, and got to play a song in front of everybody. Didn`t turn out quite like I wanted. Boy, do I need to practice! jaja Towards the end of the baptismal service, José bore his testimony. The Spirit was very strong. He said that he had read everything we`d given him and more and had prayed to know that these things were true.

Jonathan Rodas will be baptized this Saturday! His girlfriend is attending in another ward close by but he just happens to live in our area. He lives with his grandparents in San Lorenzo. He comes from a family of pastors, not joking, that goes back 4 generations. That means his parents, his grandparents and his great-grandparents are all pastors. But he knows that what we`ve taught is true. To be honest, he`s done most of the teaching. We`ve given him something to read, and the next time we talk he brings a hand written, sometimes typed, report of what he read. We had a family home evening in the house of a member last night, and Jonathan bore his testimony that he knew what he had read and what we`d taught was true.

We went to the temple as a zone this last week! It was so peaceful, calm and reenergizing to be in the house of the Lord. Why do we go to the temple? A scripture that really caught my attention is in DyC 109:22-23, which says,

22 And we ask thee, Holy Father, that thy servants may go forth from this house armed with thy power, and that thy name may be upon them, and thy glory be roundabout them, and thine angels have charge over them;
23 And from this place they may bear exceedingly great and glorious tidings, in truth, unto the ends of the earth, that they may know that this is thy work, and that thou hast put forth thy hand, to fulfill that which thou hast spoken by the mouths of the prophets, concerning the last days.

This is the Lord`s work! He has restored his gospel on the earth today in it`s fullness. He has commanded his people to build temples and has promised blessings to those who are worthy and enter. I know that the priesthood has been restored and that it`s by that power that the ordinances are performed in the house of the Lord.

Have a great week! Adiós

Elder Hicken

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