Elder Braden McDonald has been called to serve in the Brazil Rio de Janeiro Mission.

He will be returning on December 21, 2011 and will speak in Church on January 1, 2012.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Hey Guys,

Sounds like you guys had a lot of exciting adventures this last week, that´s always good! Still can´t believe that it is already December, how nuts. So has it been snowing these days or not? Don´t have a ton of time to write today so I´ll get to the point here :) This week there were a lot of cool things that happened here in the Zone, a lot of miracles with baptisms.

So a few weeks ago, I went and did an interview in the Sister´s area with a woman called Monica. She is an elect for sure, was perfectly willing to keep all of the commandments and didn´t have any problems with anything, she just didn´t feel like it was time for her to get baptized yet. She wanted to wait and learn more…. Seems like everyone has problems with that, they don´t want commitment. But anyway, I explained to her that she was more than ready, shared a lot of scriptures with her, the Spirit was really strong, I invited her again to get baptized, but she used the same excuse again. So I just left her to read and keep praying. Well...her prayers and our prayers were all answered yesterday. She has been going to church every week for like 7 weeks now, and the Sister´s marked a date with her to get baptized next week, the 11th. After Relief Society yesterday, she had been talking with a Sister in the church about the blessings of baptism and after the class, she went up to the sisters and said, ``Hey, I know that we marked for my baptism to be next week...but I was just wondering if there would be a problem if I was baptized today instead...`` (HALLELUJAH!!!) ``Of Course!!`` said the sisters. So they call us up and we leave our church running, grab a bus and got there to help set up everything. It was amazing! We also had two other baptisms in the Zone, one of them was another part of a family that the Elders are working with. I interviewed him too this week and he is another elect! He never liked religion before...until he found the true one that is!! He got baptized yesterday and they are working with their Mom to get her baptized this next week. It is really awesome! I love this work, it´s the greatest! I love all of you, hope that you are all doing great. Have an awesome week, talk to you all later.

Love, Elder McDonald

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