Monday, May 18, 2015

Gilberto's Miracle

I have a MIRACLE to share with you guys. 
One of the best moments of all of my mission. 

One of our investigators, Gilberto, has been progressing so much, and this last week we taught him about the blessings of fasting. 
On Friday we were able to fast with him for the baptismal date he had accepted (May 24), and the interview he needed to pass before being baptized. Saturday we went to a baptism service so he could see how it is, and he had his interview directly after. They were in there for about 2 hours, and when our district leader came out he said that Gilberto had told him he didn't feel ready to be baptized on the 24th and that he would rather wait till the 31st. Later, Gilberto told us that when he said that the elder looked sad, so he told him he would pray on Saturday night and tell us the answer on Sunday after the meetings. When our leader told us all of this I just kept thinking "It's ok. I just know he will be baptized in May. I know that everything will work out the way Heavenly Father wants it to." 

So then comes Sunday. In Sunday School the class was about Baptism (how perfect right?), and at the end of the class the teacher asked if anyone had any comments and Gilberto said "I do" and began to tell us that Saturday night after saying his prayer he dreamed that he was on an island, and someone came up to him and submerged him in water. He then told us that he knew the Spirit had baptized him in his dream. Then he told us "I have made the decision to be baptized May 24. I know that it is what I have to do." How amazing!!!! 
It was such a special experience. As missionaries we study and teach and worry ourselves about the progression of each one of the people that we meet, but when it comes down to it the most important answer they need to receive is the one that comes from above. God's plan is perfect. 
He loves his children and is so willing to answer our prayers. 

"The object of prayer is not to change the will of God, but to secure for ourselves and for others blessings that God is already willing to grant, but that we must ask for in order to obtain." -The Guide to the Scriptures "Prayer"

PS This link doesn't relate to this particular blog, but Savannah wanted us to post it today.
Con Amor,
Hermana Jones

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