Brandon Beals is Serving in the Chile Osorno Mission from April 2013-April 2015
Monday, September 30, 2013
Alright, so this last week was so crazy, but so so so great!!!!!! To start off with... On Monday, our investigator, who had the date to be baptized was super, super excited telling everyone that she was going to be baptized and all. Everything was just wonderful! We were super excited for her and everything! We had made plans to pass by her house everyday just to make sure that satan didn't pull any tricks or anything on us.
So Tuesday we passed by to see how she was doing and all and she was still super excited and everything. Then that night we decided to pass by her house again for some reason and she was like "Elders, I need to talk to you." and we were like.... "Uh oh." and she said "Elders, I dont feel right. I need to wait a little bit of time.. I feel like I am lacking something!" And we, knowing her, were like "NOOO you don't lack anything!" This sister has such a huge testimony of the gospel and we reminded her that satan was going to be working on her and that her thoughts were coming from satan! But nothing was working. We invited her to keep praying and we continued to pray so hard! I was absolutly heart broken and devastated. Then Wednesday passed still nothing. Thursday we had a lesson with her and a family. And she was like "Okay, but I need to find out what I lack so I still need to wait." We said "Okay, we are going to pass by again tomorrow." Then on Friday she said that she still needed to wait. And we just didn't understand. The Lord confirmed to all of us that she would be ready by the 28th, but she just didn't feel it anymore. Then Friday night we had an activity at the church. Afterwards we invited her to talk with the branch president about her feelings and everything. They were talking for forever. And when they finished, she said "Okay I'm gonna pray again!" So Saturday morning we called her around 2:00, and she said.... "Elders, I need to be baptized today. Is that still okay?" We were SO HAPPY!!!! So we hurried and ran to the church and filled up the font and called all the members and we had a wonderful baptism!!!!!
Then Sunday morning, the next day, I was reading the Liahona right before church and I realized that I had baptized her WRONG!!!!!!! I didn't even think about it and the witnesses didn't catch it either!!! so we hurried and called the mission president and right after church I had to baptize her AGAIN!!!!! But all was well!
I WILL NEVER MAKE THAT MISTAKE AGAIN!!!!!!!!
However, I have never been so happy in my life to see someone make a covenant with the Lord! Awe, it was such a wonderful day!!!! I'm pretty sure! I have actualy never been happier in my life before. I have a new perception of the mission and how to do the work and I can't wait to continue to do the work and bring more people into the waters of baptism!!!
My companion Elder Jones is a great companion
The people in the picture are the members, our convert and a couple of our investigators.