Mom: “How was your week?”
Wyatt: “Very good! I just like love my area. We have seen a lot of miracles and this week we should have at least 3 baptisms so that’s cool. But yea, idk, I just love it here and I can’t explain in words too well why. Love you guys so much!!
This is a great experience we had this week:
To start off, we have been working alot with a young man, Favio, who will be baptized this week end. For almost 2 years, he had been waiting for the approval of his parents to be baptized. This past month, they finally said they would support him, though they didn’t think it was a good idea to join the Church. We had a lesson in Favio’s house this last week and had invited his parents to come and listen. Only his mom came down. Disappointed, we started the lesson anyways. After about 15 minuets, his father came down as well. We had a powerful lesson and both of his parents opened up their hearts to the Spirit that first day. We invited them to read Alma 7 in the Book of Mormon and to pray about what they read as a family. Just yesterday, we went back to go visit them. They had read the whole chapter as a family, The father, who has been kinda of cold to us, has been a catholic man all his life. He told us how, after reading chapter 7 with his family, something touched his mind and his spirit. He then went back and studied the chapter 2 times again, each time more thoroughly . He felt enlightened as he read, especially verse 14 (“therefore come and be baptized unto repentance, that ye may be washed from your sins, that ye may have faith on the Lamb of God, who taketh away the sins of the world, who is mighty to save and to cleanse”). On Sunday morning, when he went to Mass as usual, he asked the priest why, in their church, they did not baptized for repentance? He said the priest just got bothered and would not give him a straight answer. His mind pondered on Alma 7 as the Spirit began to teach his heart. When we returned on that Sunday afternoon, he was different and he was ready to learn. A miracle happened that day. He told us how that first day we went to visit him he refused to come down to share with us, But while we were teaching his family, t he was struck by an overwhelming need to come down and listen to us. He and his wife are now fully supporting Favio in his baptism and are now preparing themselves and the rest of their family to be baptized the first week of December as well. It was such an answer to prayers.
Love you all so much. Be good!