Thank you so much for the emails... A very happy day in the heart of Sister Adams.
I would like to tell you all about a lesson we had yesterday...
We were teaching our progressing investigator named Reymart. He's 12, and very intelligent. His mom listens too, but she's very catholic, so she isn't really interested... Anyway, we were teaching about the gospel of Jesus Christ (faith, repentance, baptism, the gift of the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end) and we were talking about baptism. Usually, when we get to this part about everyone needing to be baptized, people tell us happily that they've been baptized already. We then do our best to explain about priesthood authority. It's probably the hardest thing for us to explain to people. Reymart was no exception. I explained, and asked if he had questions, he didn't so I asked him why baptism was different in our church... he didn't know. So I explained again, in a different way... again I asked why, in our church, baptism was different... again, he didn't know. This went on for about 20 minutes, with Sister Cortes helping explain too. Finally, Reymart understood and asked the question that I think every investigator should ask when they understand authority, "Sis, I haven't been baptized with authority! Can I be baptized with authority?" It was awesome. We told him yes, and gave him a goal date in June. There's still lots for him to learn and he's only 12, so he needs time to make sure he's ready. But it's days like yesterday that make this worth it. When someone really understands what you're trying to teach them, you just want to click your heels, or shout for joy from the mountain tops. I love this work and I had an awesome week.
This week is Zone Conference in Kalibo, we have to travel 2 hours tomorrow to get there... yay! Haha, it should be good!
Love you all, and I look forward to emails next week!
Love, Sister Adams
p.s. Congratulations to Elder Hardy! :)