His pictures are very sacred…..
Okay Well i will just start right in to telling you about the baptismsand everything. The baptisms were on saturday the 25th. It was abeautiful day. It didn`t rain. It always rains. It was perfectweather.
We were faced with opposition though. We had 19 people forsaturday. And friday night some couldn`t make it and on saturdaymorning a few more were faced by trials and difficulties. (Satanalways does this before baptisms) Well we fought and God was with us.We had a great meeting and 10 people were baptized. 2 for the primary,2 young women, 4 for the relief society, and 2 future Mel. Priesthoodholders. It was a good balance and that is what we are looking for.
It was incredible the river was clear and we did the baptisms right atsun down. We took everyone in a Chiva which is kind of like a bus. Wefilled the bus. Some people had to sit on top of the bus. (You know isat on top). Tons of people were there who will be future members ofthe church. We feel so excited for the future. We wanted morebaptisms. We fought for more. It just wasn`t the moment.
We keep ourheads up and look for the more in September. It is our prayer andour fast that 30 people will be baptized in Buenaventura in September.Let us excercise our faith and just like Joseph smith taught, "Letthere be light"... "Let there be 30"Everyone was confirmed and sacrament meeting was packed 74 people cameto church. It is growing extremely fast.
1. Tell me all about the Baptisms2. Tell me about church today3. Send me pictures of the baptism spot4. How are your shoes holding up? Do you need new ones?5. How are your suit cases?6. Tall me more about the two "fighting" sides in Buena Ventura.7. Did you get a camera?My suit cases are great no problems there. My shoes are just dandyahhh..... But it`s all good they can make it i think.I didn`t get a camera and i probably wont. Elder Welling takes thepictures and i save them in my memory. We have too many things goingon to buy a camera. If i buy a camera maybe we wont have enough to paythe water bill for the church?? haha it isn`t exactly like that butyou get the idea.That was my week and i am grateful to serve the lord. He is so merciful to us and we just try our best.
I love you Elder Belnap