So our apartment is pretty close to this huge lake, and For P-day this week we walked down to this really cool place! You can just get on a boat, pay about 1 dollar and They will take you to the "villages on water"! But, we didn't go. Yet! We just looked at the boats, and got some great pictures!
This Sunday was very awesome! I got the opportunity to baptize a kid named Michael! Michael is the son of a member, and just never got baptized.. He's 16 years old, and we taught him a few times and he was ready! So, branch president gave us permission to baptize himright after church. Which was stressful for me, because it was my first baptism of the mission, first baptism I've ever performed in my life! And there were probably 50 people surrounding the baptismal font outside.. But it went well! He was very happy, and so was I (:
I really don't have too much to say this week other than the work is great, I love the people, it's still hot here, and I Absolutely love the people!! But I did want to bare a short testimony. Mostly about repentance! My father was a very very smart man, and this week I have really realized that.. He always told me that repentance isn't just a change of action, but it's a change of heart! And this week I was reading in Alma, and in chapter 60, verse 23 it says "the inward vessel shall be cleansed first, and then shall the outer vessel be cleansed also". I think what he is trying to say is there Is absolutely no way that someone can repent of they're sins, if they don't have a change of heart! You must change your heart. If you repent, and don't have a change of heart, then you didn't repent! Repentance means change, and you absolutely have to change your heart AND your actions.
Repentance is hard sometimes, but we are so blessed to have the opportunity to repent! Without it, we would never be able to get back with Heavenly Father. Whoever is reading this, Jesus Christ died for you. He knew that you would need the repentance process and he literally gave his life for you! So change your heart, and always strive to be better.. (:
I love this church more than I can explain. It brings me happiness beyond measure!
Thank you for the love, support, and prayers. I love you all so so much.
|this is Elder Jensen and I at the boat Doc!|
|The boat doc|
|a beautiful African sunset|
|the baptism, and me because i am really happy!|