So good news! On Saturday Sonia and Jeffery got interviewed for baptism and they will be getting baptized this Saturday! I'm super excited and so are they! Sonia is especially excited for her baptism and so is her mom. The bad part is that she didn't want her 9 year-old son to get baptized yet because she says ¨he's not ready yet¨ but I guess that's ok because we'll start focusing more on him. I'm very excited for Jeffrey too because he's become one of my best friends. It was really cool to see him go from knowing not much to receiving his answer and being converted. A year ago he was going to sign with a team to play in the major leagues, but he got hurt and didn't know why that happened to him. Now he's starting to recognize why.
I fasted this week and learned something really important. I learned that we all sin, right? But that we shouldn't let those sins discourage us. We shouldn't let them hurt us so that we just sit there feeling bad for ourselves while we miss opportunities we could've had. We need to pick up our heads, take advantage of what Jesus did for us, and keep going. I liked the story in the Book of Mormon about Zeezrom. Zeezrom was horribly sick from his sins, thinking that Alma and Amulek were dead, but he exercised some faith, got baptized, and immediately started preaching the gospel. Zeezrom didn't let his sins keep him from changing or keep him from being the man God wanted him to be. He found hope in the Atonement of Jesus Christ, and became a disciple of Him.
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