Saturday, November 17, 2012

September 24, 2012

  1. Is the Branch staffed now?
    2. How were the baptisms? Tell me all about them.
    3. I would like you to get a camera and record the Primary children singing..I love that…Take lots of pictures of the youth, children and the new members.
    4. Let me know when you get your packages….
The branch is well staffed now mother. We have presidents of the organizations. I love teaching my converts how to be presidents and leaders. We are studying Boyd K. Packers book about teaching. (Great to hear he dedicated his home town temple) Maybe i will buy a camera. We will see. I will let you know.

About the baptisms. It was not easy. It was super hard getting everyone ready and there. It is hard to get everyone ready for baptism. They all have their doubts and there isn´t enough time to teach all the lessons. We pray and trust in the lord. We use the sunday school to teach the commandments. (One big lesson with all your investigators at once, it´s like 20 lessons in one) So we planned for last saturday a few baptisms and this saturday more. We had 8 baptisms this saturday. It was great. It was very reverent and quiet. The spirit was there. We now have young men in our ward. We looked hard for prepared young men to start getting the branch moving. 3 young men were baptized and yesterday they recieved the priesthood. One will soon be a Mel. Priesthood holder. There were also 5 for the relief society that were baptized. Some great leaders that already have callings. They feel like pioneers and it is good for them. The 8 comfirmations took almost all of Sacrament meeting. We are so grateful for the lords help in this work. This week we need to pour out our souls to him in prayer. It will be a very busy week. We have 12-16 baptisms for this saturday.It is our prayer that all will be baptized. Buenaventura (Good Adventure) is our home and we love it.

Great to hear from everyone. I love you so much.

Elder Belnap

Con amor,
Elder Benny Belnap

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