I honestly think that it is every missionary’s dream to knock on a person’s door, start teaching them, and then see them enter the waters of baptism.
I was blessed enough to see that happen last night.
About a month ago Sister Figueredo and I knock on Lea's door (ok, more like batemos palmas (clapped hands in front of her door)...mas you get the picture). She didn’t have time to listen to us that day, but said we could come back. We gave her a pass along card for the Book of Mormon and that was it. The next week we went back as promised and she gladly took us in. She told us she had called for a Book of Mormon and the office told her that 2 young men would bring it to her…ha, ha instead she had 2 young sisters bring it to her! We did a how to begin teaching and then watched the "Graças a Ele" video. She almost cried during it. And when it ended we asked her what her favorite part was. She told us the part that said we could see our loved ones again. We testified that she can be with not only her loved ones, but her whole for eternity. She accepted baptism. She thanked us and we marked a return visit. After that day she got happier and happier. She kept all commitments. She read the Book of Mormon. She stopped drinking coffee. She went to church. She introduced us to her daughter. She accepted a date. We took her to the temple where she felt peace. And last night Sister Aquino and I saw her enter the waters of baptism! She told us how she felt like a new person; that the weight had been lifted off her back. And she was happy.
This is why we serve missions; to bring the world this everlasting happiness.
|happy Birthday Aquino|
|Our Golden Child!|