So this last week was a really busy one. If you remember I told you about some upcoming baptisms? Well I’ve seen the fruits of my labors and finally we had some baptisms in Trojan! On Saturday, we had 2 weddings! The Muzondo’s and the Bengani’s both had to be wed before they were baptized. Right after the crazy busy and stressful wedding’s we baptized all four of them, and another kid we were teaching. All at once! Serious blessings. It was a great turnout with the member’s showing their support and everyone was very excited and happy to be baptized. It all ended with our converts baring their testimonies and it was super powerful! We’ve worked with these people for a long time, and we’ve seen great changes. Truly humble followers of Christ! Also we’re the ones who baked the cakes for the weddings so thus the lame subject line haha.
Lately my companion has been calling me President Robison because literally, if anything happens in this branch it’s only because I take charge and remind people of their duties or take care of it myself. That crazy stressful wedding and baptism was completely organized by us without any support. Even to have anything else happen. We haven’t been having Priesthood session at church, so I had to finally say something about cutting Sunday School short so we can have it. No one from the branch presidency knows how to confirm people, and I find my self constantly reminding the branch president and his counselors about having a PEC meeting and branch council meeting. I swear nothing would happen in this branch if we weren’t there haha. Since I’ve been here I’ve seen this branch grow from only 7 people coming to church, to now having over 60 and not even having enough chairs to sit everyone. Even after our successful 5 baptisms, we had another 5 investigators show up at church on Sunday, 4 of which were father’s! We were so excited to see who we saw yesterday. The work here never stops!
Nothing exciting happened except for the wedding and baptism. I’m so grateful for these wonderful individuals who have come so far.
To end I guess I’ll share something that I’ve been studying. In 3 Nephi there’s great conflict. The captain for the Nephites is Gidgidoni and he is sad because the people were very wicked. Gidgidoni knew the Nephites would not be spared except if they repented. He told the people of his concerns and they listened. The people again began to depend on the Lord. When the enemies were approaching the city to attack they looked very fearsome, but the Nephites were not afraid of them. These next few verses are so cool.
8 And it came to pass that the armies of the Nephites, when they saw the appearance of the army of Giddianhi, had all fallen to the earth, and did lift their cries to the Lord their God, that he would spare them and deliver them out of the hands of their enemies.
9 And it came to pass that when the armies of Giddianhi saw this they began to shout with a loud voice, because of their joy, for they had supposed that the Nephites had fallen with fear because of the terror of their armies.
10 But in this thing they were disappointed, for the Nephites did not fear them; but they did fear their God and did supplicate him for protection; therefore, when the armies of Giddianhi did rush upon them they were prepared to meet them; yea, in the strength of the Lord they did receive them.
May we all face opposition with hope, and cry to the Lord for supplication. We do not need to fear our trials nor our hardships, but fear God and love Him by keeping His commandments. The Nephites knew how important it was to be on the Lord’s side, we need to take courage and stand for truth and righteousness when faced with opposition.
Cool scripture. Thanks for reading haha.