The Rose’s Baptism and a Promise

Saturday, April 16, 2005

Wow I am really getting lazy at writing. I don’t know what is wrong with me but I always complain about my companions. I’m not going to write it. Today we had the baptismal interview for Albert. It went well and his baptism will still happen on the 23rd of April down at the Silang chapel. Again this is another baptism that I only did a little for. On a happier note, I attended a district leader training on Thursday in Manila and I saw Elder Cox. He told me that the Rose family would be baptized on Friday at 1:00; therefore they are now baptized and will be confirmed tomorrow. I only wish that I could have been there.

Me down by the river

Me down by the river

Climbing back up out of the river bottoms

Climbing back up out of the river bottoms

We also visited Alvin Gonzalez today and taught him about the Sabbath day. He has the classic issue that all his family are deeply rooted Catholics and so it is hard to come to church. We encouraged him and I was about to close when the thought came to my mind to promise him that if he would come to church tomorrow his child would be healed from his sickness. I tried to push it out of my mind because of my lack of faith and again tried to close. I asked Elder Durrant and he said it was correct. I told him that it would happen because God had promised it. I was able to tell him that it would happen according to his faith. It isn’t every day that you get to promise blessings like that and so it was a neat experience. I know that if he will only exercise his faith enough to come tomorrow his child will be healed. I hope he will come and overcome his fear.

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