Monday, March 11, 2013

WK59 'The Kingdom of God!!'

Dear Family and Friends!
This week was absolutely amazing!! Our loving Heavenly Father has been granting unto us enormous blessings here in Plantation, in the District, Zone, and Mission! Once again we have been able to have experiences that have converted many unto Christ and helped me become more converted unto Christ!
This week Elder Rondo and I were extremely busy running around doing baptismal interviews for the Sisters in our District. We had a bunch of meetings as well which left us with little time to spend in our area. To put on top of it we had many people who we made specific plans to baptize Sunday and were looking at a big weekend for the area of Plantation. But with not a lot of time in our own area we put our trust in God and knew that He would make all work out. Then Sunday came and when we went to round up all our investigators for church they were all there and ready! At church we were extremely blessed by God to have eleven investigators there to taste of the Atonement of Jesus Christ. Then we began to prepare for the stake baptism that we were having and had four Children of God all dressed in white ready to be baptized. One of the baptisms was a lady named Elenis who is one hundred percent blind and exercised a lot of faith in Christ to enter into the waters of baptism. Her family was suppose to be baptized with her but her son and grand-daughter got scared Saturday night and decided to wait till they felt "ready". But we let the Spirit take care of that one! As I was able to baptize Elenis the rest of her family was front and center and you could see it in their faces that they felt the Spirit. So after everyone had been baptized Elder Smoot asked me to pull the plug and I told him to wait, cause we are gonna have two more baptisms! So we went to Elenis' family, recognized the Spirit we felt, stood at the baptismal font and read Alma 7:15, and they both accepted to be baptized right there! We hurried and gave them baptismal clothing they put them on and they were baptized right there! It was amazing to see God bless us for being diligent, and most importantly the Spirit work within them to get them into the waters of baptism "this day" as Alma says!
So the work here in Plantation and the mission is moving along! Time for "Miracle March"!! We were actually able to see a miracle from a recent convert this week! So one of our recent converts that is extremely converted signed up on immediately following her confirmation. This week we got a call from her and she said, "I'm movin to Tampa!" Apparently she met some guy on and he got her a job in Tampa and payed for her plane ticket to come live out there. Super crazy! Yesterday I spoke with her and the guy is a very faithful member of the Church and said they are planning on getting married in the temple in a year! I cannot believe it! It is crazy but super cool at the same time.
Well I love ya'll and know this is absolutely God's work. I know as we do all that we can for the Kingdom of God that God will provide the rest!

With Love,
Elder Pond