How are you all doing? I am so grateful for the emails and the love that you guys send me. I am so grateful for the things that you are all doing and for the experiences you are having with the only true gospel of Jesus Christ.
I just want to start this email off with my testimony.. I am 100% positive that this is the true church. I know that God loves us.. that in fact is the only way that people will be able to understand our purpose as member missionaries. As we invite others to come unto Christ, they need to know of God´s love. I know that He loves you all and that he knows each one of us. I know that He answers our questions and helps us through our trials. I am so grateful for Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and I know that the Plan of Salvation, that we chose from the beginning, favors our success and our happiness! I love you guys soo much and hope you know that I think about you all daily and want the best for you!
It is interesting actually.. thinking about our purpose.. Invite all to come unto Christ. It isn´t.. Invite all to go to Christ.. why is that? You ever thought about that? I have come to realize that we invite others to come unto Christ because we are already on Christ´s side. Unlike sports and the many teams that there are.. there are only 2 teams. You are either with Christ or you not. May we all be with Christ and help others to come unto Him!
Bautismo! Wow, fue tan bueno. De verdad, estoy muy agradecido por Ana y por su decisión de ser bautizada. Yo sé que ella va a ser un miembro excelente. Me siento muy bendecido por poder tomar parte en su progreso a la felicidad y al templo! #práticadeespañol
Seriously though, man it was so awesome. As you have seen in the pictures, Elder Naylor got to baptize her and it was amazing. He did so good with the prayer and it was just a one dunk baptism which always makes it better. It was my first baptism in the morning and I loved it.. no better way to start off the day. We went and visited her later in the day and she told us of her experience. She told us that the water was cold when she first got in but as she was baptized and came up she didn´t feel cold.. she felt warm and nothing else really matter.. only the fact that she was baptized. What a stud.
Sunday came along.. and church here starts at 9:30 and it was around 9:25 and she still hadn´t shown up.. We went in and sang the song, prayed, the bishop did his ward business and we were just about the sing the sacrament hymn. I know as soon as we started the sacrament hymn that she was not going to be confirmed which would cause a long process with General Conference.. however, right before we started to sing a group of people walked in and among them was Ana. I was so grateful. Bishop then got back up and talked about the baptism and told the ward that they would do the confirmation. I had the opportunity to do the confirmation and it went really good. I will be honest, I sat down and felt like the confirmation was a mess.. My mind was blank and my spanish just didn´t come like I wanted it to. I then talked to Elder Naylor afterwards and he said that the confirmation was perfect and that he loved it... I felt really grateful and knew that Satan will do anything to make us feel down or miserable like him.Don´t let him get you down. I am grateful for the priesthood that I hold and for the opportunity to exercise it daily! God is great!
I hope that you all have a wonderful week! I am so proud of my little bro for being the King of the school and for the race that he ran! What a great kid right?! Not to mention the smooch in front of everyone... (; I love you all! Be sure to look for some fun and some smiles this week! ♥
Love, Elder Taylor Abel.. a very happy fellow
Elder Neilson, Elder Eiker, Elder Naylor and me