This week has been very good; we have been able to set up baptismal dates with more people who are very likely to be able to reach those goals. We are going to do everything we can to insure that these people will have a conversion to the gospel and strong testimonies of the Book of Mormon and Joseph Smith. We are going to keep on setting dates with the references we have received this week so we can keep a chain going of weekly baptisms.
This week we plan on having a baptism, la hermana Milagros. She is one of those investigators who has talked with about 100 Elders before but just recently has felt the need to repent. She has passed her pre-baptismal interview, and wants to continue with this desire to be baptized although she has faced some opposition from her family and her work schedule.
The following two weeks after General Conference, we want to have four more baptisms, Marco Antonio and Yenifer Emely on the 12 of April, and Luis and Eugenia the 19.
Our ward mission leader has been back for about a week now and will only be able to stay until the end of April, but we will do all we can right now to insure that he does his job right as our connection with the members. We met up with him yesterday and explained his responsibilities so we'll see hopw that goes this week.
Elder Riveros is doing very well; he is a great companion and is always trying to help me out. We are both trying our best to be teachable and humble so that we can be guided by the spirit more and I feel like we can be agents of change here in Huanta.
Something that has caught my attention this week is the responsibility that all worthy men have as priesthood holders. It is our job to help others, be worthy husbands, brothers, sons, and fathers. It is our job to lead, our job to serve, our job to sacrifice our own desires and love the Lord and those all around us. It is also our responsibility to learn about our responsibility.
"Wherefore, now let every man learn his duty, and to act in the office in which he is appointed, in all diligence.
He that is slothful shall not be counted worthy to stand, and he that learns not his duty and shows himself not approved shall not be counted worthy to stand. Even so. Amen."
"That they themselves may be prepared, and that my people may be taught more perfectly, and have experience, and know more perfectly concerning their duty, and the things which I require at their hands."
Please, all of you who have be ordained with the priesthood, use this gift that God has given you to lead righteous lives, to bless others and to become more like Christ. No great success in this life will ever be able to recompense for failure in the home. Please, study about Christ and His nature as our Savior and example, and apply what you learn to improve who you are as His disciples.
I love and miss you all!