Monday, February 1, 2016

February 1, 2016

Dear Family and Friends!

This has been a short but great week! It seemed like weeks go by so fast!! 
So Saturday morning, we had decided to go tracting and while we were tracting, we got a call from our elders quorum president that the Spanish family we have been working with to get back to church is having a wedding! The oldest son Guillermo who is 20 got married to his girlfriend Jessica who is actually an investigator that we have been working with! We made room in our schedule to go to the wedding and it was pretty great! The wedding was in English but there was a translator so it made things pretty interesting haha. After the ceremony, Jessica's dad who is a preacher preached a sermon about marriage. I have never listened to or being to a service from another church so it was pretty strange... Most of what he was saying was true but it totally lacked the Spirit! I am just so grateful for the restored gospel of Jesus Christ and know that it is truly His church on the earth! The plain and precious truth that we have are honestly something that we take for granted! People need what we have, so go out and share it with them! You will be blessed! :)

Yesterday was another pretty cool day! Church was cancelled last week because of the snow and being back in the church building was such a blessing! It seemed like a normal church meeting, but I felt the Spirit so strong and so frequently! Probably more than I ever have at church before! It was an amazing experience and it strengthened my testimony even more that the church is true! It seems like almost everything you do and everything you experience as a missionary testifies that the church is undoubtedly true! Ha! So after church, the missionaries in our district had a fireside at their church and President and Sister Salisbury were going to be there! It was a pretty good distance away and our original ride had to take care of a few things so he couldn't come... We were calling everyone in the ward, but no one was going to be able to make it... We finally called Guillermo and Jessica and asked to see if they were going and they said yes! We were able to get a ride with them and it was a wonderful event! It was especially good for Jessica, I think that going to the fireside and hearing President Salisbury speak about baptism and the Holy Ghost will definitely help her as she progresses toward baptism! I am so grateful for the Savior and know that He was instrumental in making all the pieces come together to make that happen!

I know that the Book of Mormon is true. I know that Joseph Smith is the prophet of the restoration. Jesus is the Christ and He stands at the head of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints! This is my pure testimony and nothing will ever cause me to not know these amazing truths! I love you all and hope you have a great week! :)

Elder Barazoto

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