This week was amazing!
So many miracles in so little time. The Lord is so powerful. My testimony of his power grows stronger and stronger with each passing day. I thought I would never baptize in this area: La Cañada.
The Lord allowed us to baptized the Eguez Family, a mother and her three daughters. Ivonne (the Mom) was from the Evangelist Church. We had been visiting her since December, and she always told us that she was already baptized. But she began to read the Book of Mormon. Little by little, her heart changed and her thoughts of baptism were positive. She was reading and praying and going to Church. Two weeks ago she told us, "Elders, I need to be baptized." We went crazy trying to teach her the six lessons and get everything worked out. But in the end, the Hand of the Lord was over this work and all four were baptized and confirmed. The Book of Mormon has power to change the hearts of the children of men. I love the Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon is true.
The baptismal service was amazing because The Eguez brought seventeen of their family members! So we are going to be having more success and many hearts were touched!
Scripture of the Week:
2 Nephi 25:16-18
And after they have been scattered, and the Lord God hath scourged them by other nations for the space of many generations, yea, even down from generation to generation until they shall be persuaded to believe in Christ, the Son of God, and the atonement, which is infinite for all mankind -- and when that day shall come that they shall believe in Christ, and worship the Father in his name, with pure hearts and clean hands, and look not forward any more for another Messiah, then, at that time, the day will come that it must needs be expedient that they should believe these things.
And the Lord will set his hand again the second time to restore his people from their lost and fallen state. Wherefore, he will proceed to do a marvelous work and a wonder among the children of men.
Wherefore, he shall bring forth his words unto them, which words shall judge them at the last day, for they shall be given them for the purpose of convincing them of the true Messiah, who was rejected by them; and unto the convincing of them that they need not look forward anymore for a Messiah to come, for there should not any come, save it should be a false Messiah spoken of by the prophets, and that Messiah is he who should be rejected of the Jews.
Elder Jonathan Thomas Tracy
Misión Santa Cruz Bolivia