Monday, October 31, 2016

Dia de Halloween

Hola and Happy Halloween!

Today was fun because it was dia de preparación and Halloween! Our P-day lasted until 4 today, we proselyted from 4-7, and now we are in our apartments.

This was a crazy week! We taught 23 lessons! (Which is a lot for us!) This week we saw a miracle with a new investigator, Carol. We found her knocking last week and taught her the Restoration on Monday. She loved it! When we came back she had read 1 Nephi 1 six times! So, we set a date with her to be baptized December 3rd! She is super excited to get baptized! We are working with lots of other awesome people right now too!

We were also able to set a baptismal date with our investigator, Natividad! She came to church this week with her kids and they loved it!

I know I talk about temples a lot and many of my non Mormon friends do not understand, so I will explain one purpose of temples. 

We read in the New Testament in 1 Peter 3: 18-19 what Christ did during the three
days between his death and resurrection.

18 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the
unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the
flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:

19 By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison;

We read in this scripture that Christ went and preached to those who did not have the opportunity to learn about Him and His gospel during their lifetime. Everyone will have the chance to learn about Him! But, we read in John 3:5 that baptism is the key to living with God again.
These people do not have bodies. They are dead and are in the world of spirits. They can not be baptized.

In 1 Corinthians 15:29 we read about what Christ's original church did for these people.

29 Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the
dead rise not at all? why are they then baptized for the dead?

They were performing baptisms for the dead. Christ's church has been restored on the Earth today, and the temple is where these baptisms are performed. In the temple we can be baptized in place of our ancestors that did not get the chance to learn about Christ. They then can accept or reject the baptism after they learn about Him. I am so grateful for the knowledge that those who have passed on without ever hearing about Jesus Christ can learn about Him and accept Him.

I hope you all have a great week and a fun Halloween!


Hermana Bettridge

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