|Rainy day before Yisel's baptism|
Family!!Well I dont know where to start! I love you thats for sure and I love these people of Austria! It doesnt come over night and special experiences help you gain that love but I feel a great love for these people I am serving. And the big news you have all been waiting for...Yisel did it!! She was baptized , it all worked out and it was such a beautiful day!! I got word that Steven in Stuttgart was also baptized which is great to hear and what a neat day it was. The day before it had rained and was gray and storming but rolls around and the sun comes up shinning bright. It was a beautiful day the batism service went well, we had a good show up with members and she even invited her friends and we had another investigator there as well. I was privileged to be one of the Witnesses and to see her come out of the water was so neat to know she was completely clean and her sins were washed away. Afterwards talking with her she mentioned how she felt as she was on clouds as she came up and you could see in her imagine she was different, she was clean and she pure. She has truly gone through a change of heart as she has accepted the gospel of Jesus Christ and lived accordingly. I know the many prayers and fasting helped her make this decision and had this change in heart. We met with her one last time before her baptism and she was excited to tell us that the night before she had been invited from one of her very best friends to go to a party but she declined and didnt regret her decision. The power of the Atonement is real and can change the heart of all of us no matter who we are or what situation we are in. Her husband was okay with her getting baptized, mostly he didnt really understand it but he wasnt against it and supported her for it. It truly was a wonderful miracle! Then I had the privileged to confirm her a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. A special experience and afterwards she thanked me and she said she felt the Holy Ghost strong. I am so happy for her and she has been so blessed! I am grateful for the Spirit that she has come to recognize him and that through the Priesthood power (the power of God) we are able to preform such ordinances. I have learned so much from her and her desire to do what is right and follow Christ, to live her faith as she put it the first time we met. I know she will do well as she continues to live the gospel as this is just the beginning and she will be a great example to her family and friends and that one day her husband will come to the realization of what he is missing out on! The gospel is true and this is a moment I will never forget.
|Yisel's baptism! (Jason was a witness to the baptism and asked to confirm her a member of the church and give her the Holy Ghost)|