Just a quick look at what happened this past week. We worked really hard to prepare two young men to be baptized, Ivis and Lucas, who are 10 and 12 years old, respectively. They are brothers, and their grandmother and uncle are members. We found out about them because their uncle´s girlfriend is also a member, and she told us that they wanted to be baptized. So, ever since we started teaching them, they´ve wanted to be baptized. They absorbed everything that we taught them, and they really are great young men. We had to get permission from their mother for them to be baptized, and this was the most difficult thing for us. But, we finally got her permission, and I had the privilege of baptizing them both after church yesterday:) What a blessing!
I know that the Church is true, that we are truly led by a living prophet today, and that he is led by Jesus Christ, our Savior and Redeemer, who sits at the Head of His Church. What a blessing to live in these, the last days, to have so many blessings at our disposal, and to learn more every day about our Heavenly Father and His will for us.
I love you all so very much! I hope that the weather is warming up for you all, but also that it doesn´t suddenly get to be the temperature there that it is here:) (It´s a little hard to get used to, and also I´d have to take back all of my global warming jokes...;) )
With love always,
Elder Reid Powell Empey