This week was an array of emotions and wonderful things happening!First of all I want to say that it has been raining a lot in Utah! Who knew? So.. as a result I didn't bring any rain jackets with me! Luckily we had a car this week, so we didn't get to soaked by the rain.
This week our district leader challenged us to teach everyone about baptism. Because baptism is our purpose, baptism is the only way to return to our Father in Heaven. I think that as soon as were baptized sometimes we forget about what we just did. We partake of the sacrament, but do we remember that at baptism we chose to take upon ourselves the name of Jesus Christ. I wear Jesus Christ's name on my left side above my heart, and it is also in my heart. We as members of His church need to always wear it on our hearts.(I think Elder Nelson said that) A scripture that I have been pondering on is the one is Mosiah when Alma the older is teaching the people in secret and he asks them are you willing to "bear one anothers burdens, mourn with those that mourn, stand as a witness of God at all times and in all things and in all places...then what have ye against being baptized in His name?" Then they all cheered and clapped their hands and said that this is the desire of their hearts. I asked myself, is this still the desire of my heart? Yes! I discussed these verses with a member last night and he said that part of the reasons that the people were so joyous was that they knew that others would bear their burdens and mourn with them and they had the comfort knowing that they would not be standing as a witness alone. That is what baptism is about. Even though I was only 8 years old when I got baptized I knew that I was going to be happy! And I now I know that this is the only way to return to our Heavenly Father and be happy Eternally. This is why as missionaries our purpose is to invite and persuade ALL to be baptized so that they can have this same happiness.
No pictures this week.. Sorry I didn't do anything worth documenting I guess.
I love you all thank you for all your prayers.. Their working!!!-Sister Swain