242 Families! Christmas in Maputo (12-30-2013)

Ola queridos!

What a wonderful week! Spending Christmas bearing a missionary tag is a privilege beyond description. Our Savior lives! This is His work. Joy to the world!

This week started with an inspiring Zone Conference. Since this time last year, our mission has had 242 complete families baptized. E um milagre! We talked alot about our own personal Mission Statements. We visulized the type of missonary, and ultimately the type of person that we want to become, and what we’re willing to do to become that person. Really creating a mental picture of this person has been so powerful in helping to see my divine potential. I know that we can all reach our divine potential through the gospel of Jesus Christ.

This week, Irmao Carlos will be baptized! We had to finish a few more things, but he is finally ready. He is such an inspiration to me. Yesterday, even before his baptism, he paid tithing. He’s also helped with chapel cleanings, weddings, and made comments in Gospel Principles. We know that he will be a great strength to the branch. We are also working with Francilio and Edna, a family that we have seen some amazing changes in. We are preparing this week to teach them about the importance and blessings of marriage (See 4 Nephi 1:11, 15-16). I love the missionaries and members I am working with this transfer. I am leanring so much and having some wonderful experiences.

Boas entradas and saidas pra todos! Happy 2014! This is the work of the Lord. This is His gospel. He loves us!

“This is the most remarkable era in the history of the Church. This is something that ranks with the great events that have happened in past history, like the First Vision, like the gift of the Book of Mormon, like the Restoration of the gospel, like all of the things that build that foundation for us to go forward and teach in our Father in Heaven’s kingdom.” -Elder L. Tom Perry

Love you all!

Sister Baldwin

“I made this my rule: when the Lord commands, do it.” -Joseph Smith



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