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Monday, April 13, 2015

Miracle Baptism

13 April 2015 Tiare
Valley of Mahaena. There are lots of rainbows here.
Last week we drove through one and it ended on the road. There was no gold!
 
Tim and his daughter et moi

So this week was started by a phone call Monday night from an old investigator saying he wanted to be baptised Saturday. Needless to say my companion and I were pretty shoqued. His name is Tim and he is AWESOME. So heres the story. His wife is a member, he has an adorable little daughter named Turena. His father in law just got baptised in february, and he's already taken the lessons. However he was really really into drugs. He felt he needed to go to general conference last week, went. An apostle said something, and the spirit testified to him he needed to be baptised. That very night he cut everything...everything...cold turkey. It was absolutely incredible. We had a lesson with him everyday this week, let me tell you he was practically vibrating during the lessons because of withdrawal, but he held on. We gave him a blessing, and he kept holding on. And he made it! What a miracle. HE is so different now. Ive never seen anything like it, Im still in shock. He invited all his friends and we had 13 investigators that came to the baptism. IT was amazing. I'll send some pictures.

Other than that...It was a good week. We started teaching a family as well. They came to the baptism and want to be baptised too, sooo we'll see how that goes.
Cousins

Studies, studies. I was studying the priesthood in section 84 of the doctrine and covenants and the scripture we use all the time, verse 20, to talk about the power of the priesthood being manifested in the ordinances. Well, in French its a little more clear. I guess we can apply it to all priesthood ordinances, but he's really making reference to the ordinances of the Melchisedek priesthood in this scripture. In other words the confirmation and temple ordinances. So here're my thoughts for you all this week. I'm grateful that Jesus Christ restored the higher priesthood for us in these latter days. Without it we could not know as the verse 19 says, the mysteries of the kingdom, or even have a knowledge of God. As the verse 21 goes on to teach, without these ordinances we could not have a knowledge of the power of God on the earth. 

Love you all! 

Have a great week! 

Elder Molinari

Best baptism picture!