Change Cures – August 25, 2014

Thank you to all who have sent me letters and emails letting me know what’s happening in your lives.  Sometimes we missionaries suffer from What-The-Heck-Is-Going-On-At-Home disease, with symptoms such as anxiety, depression, and sometimes death.  However it is easily cured with a simple and sincere letter.   Cure a missionary TODAY.  (But not just any missionary… I’m looking out for #1)

I’m writing a little earlier today because President wants us to be in Reu for a conference – sisters only.  They told us there would be some surprises for us.  Maybe we will all get to skype home! .. Or not.  Whatever – I’m hopeful.

Anyway, this week was pretty good.  We met Naomi (15) about 3 weeks ago, when she walked in on an appointment we were having with a different joven (youth).  She blatantly told us she drank, smoke, and partied, and didn’t know anything about God or religion.  We talked to her simply about Jesus Christ and how with His help she could change.  She liked the idea and in our next visit with her, she cried and told us she wasn’t happy in the life she was living.  We challenged her to be baptized and she accepted.  She attended the baptism of Tania and there she basically BEGGED us to be baptized the following Saturday.  We prepared everything and had it all ready to start, but her aunt hadn’t arrived and Naomi really wanted her to be there.  We had faith she would arrive and began the service.  Just as she was about to enter the font with a somewhat disappointed look on her face, the aunt opened the doors to the chapel and watched her niece happily be baptized.  Naomi is an incredible example to me of acting upon a desire to progress and improve.

May we all be more like Naomi, and be active on our desire to become more like our Savior.

Hermana Andrea Page

 

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Naomi’s Baptism

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