Monday, September 15, 2014

This week Gladys was baptized. She's a granddaughter of a recent convert. There were about 5 people who were baptized that day in the Ward.

We went to a school with the Ward to do a service project. We painted tables that had been worn down by use and did a few other repairs to the buildings. The paint did not seem to be water-based because when I tried to wash my hands off, it just smeared all over my hands and the water formed droplets on top. So I washed my hands with paint-thinner.

We found a couple this week. They are very interested. We left as pamphlet and set an appointment because we didn't have time, and when we went, she said that she read it all and it all made sense. She said that she goes when she's invited to Evangelical churches and recieves everything that all the religions give out, but it doesn't make sense to her. All that we left and said did.

Gabriela and her family are causing problems in the area. Everyone knew that they were hardcore evangelicals, but now are openly Mormon. A pastor accused them of not believing in the Holy Ghost, while others say that they've seen a great change for good. Their family is much more unified. The grandma, despite having been a pastor defends their family and many things of the Church. "So there was a division among the people because of [them]." (John 7:43)

We'll be going to the Temple the Friday before conference.

I am constantly reminded by means both large and small that the Holy Ghost is what directs this work. Without the Holy Ghost, people simply would not be converted. I have seen so many people come to know that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and that Joseph Smith saw Him and the Father, and that the Book of Mormon is true. Despite never having personally witnessed it they come to such a convincing knowledge that they speak as though they had.

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