Sunday, October 14, 2012

Chapter 17 - Awesome Baptism Today

This morning we were able to attend a baptism of a very successful businessman on the island.  He and his family are very respected and loved.  His wife is a member and they have been married for 18 years.  They have several children, and one of their daughter’s is on a mission in the midwest.  Anyway all these years he has resisted joining the Church.  As a family they have always had prayers, family home evening and scripture study, but he kept saying not to pressure him about joining the Church.  A few weeks ago their daughter wrote home and in her letter she said three little words... “FEED THE MISSIONARIES”.  They had fed the missionaries before, but this time our wonderful elders were prompted to ask him if he would listen to the missionary lessons.  He agreed and you know the rest of the story…  The Spirit touched him and he agreed to be baptized.  Needless to say, his family is ecstatic!  Their daughter’s mission president gave her permission to contact him by phone, and just before he went into the font he was able talk to her.  He didn’t know anything about it and he just cried - along with a lot of other people...  What a special moment.  To make it even more special, Dennis was asked to be one of the witnesses.  What an honor!  What a wonderful way to start the day…

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