This week has been a week FULL of tender mercies and miracles. We got to baptize Sabrina on Saturday, and she was SO happy. She really was converted- She announced that she is going to prepare to serve a mission! We gave a preach my gospel, and told her to start studying it. But it is really is cool to see a person, who has made a lot of mistakes and bad choices, turn around in one month, use the atonement, and become converted. The gospel and the Atonement is fast- It takes just as long for us to change as it takes for us to say "I`ll Change", and that is the truth! And it`s incredible to see her level of conversion- in Alma 22 we read about King Lamoni`s father. When he prayed to know if what Aaron had taught him was true, he was struck as if he were dead. In his coma, he saw a vision of Christ, and when he arose, he was a CONVERT. It says that He immediatedly started to minister to his entire House, and that his entire house was converted. THAT is what the hastening of the work is. When Convert MINISTER, sharing the gospel, mourning with those that mourn, being witnessness, and sharing the same things that satified THEIR needs, and THEIR pains. Sabrina is doing that on her own! She has helped her little brother sebastian to forgive and repent of the things he`s done, she is currently helping one of our investigators, Vicki, that is a little hesitant about getting baptized- She invited her over to her house to paint nails- she is coming with us to work almost every day, and she is preparing a few friends already for us to teach. SHE IS CONVERTED! And the thing is, she`s just ONE convert. What would happen if we were ALL converts, with the same fire that we had when WE were baptized? We would hasten the work, and prepare the earth for the second coming!
I know that this church is true. BE converts. Continue to kindle the fire of your faith daily. Keep covenants, give happiness to others, and in turn YOU will be happy! It`s real.
Have a good week!