Monday, 11 April 2016
Dear family and friends,
With baptisms come great storms. This past week was challenging and at the same time so amazing. We visited with Christian every day this past week to help her prepare for her baptism. The lessons went so well, and she progressed quickly. She was so prepared!
We felt a LOT of pressure from the adversary as Christian's baptism neared. It was hard to combat his fiery darts. He threw everything at us--health problems, sleeping in too late, getting to bed way past curfew, sadness, gloomy weather, frustrations, stress, and many other things. But through it all, we still remained faithful. We knew that as we relied on Christ to help us, He would be our Shield and Protection. As long as we had on His armor, we would be protected. And we were. Along with Father's guidance, our Savior helped us through the adversary's storms. We were able to conquer and emerge stronger than we were before!
And then, the ray of sunshine, the calm after the storm. Christian was baptized! It was a beautiful baptism. Everything went so well. Christian glowed. She literally radiated the light of Christ. Her whole persona was absolutely incredible! That day will be something that I treasure in my heart always.
My invitation to you this week is to keep moving forward. Turn to our Savior and He will bless you. He will give you the strength to continue on. I can testify of that! He can and He WILL!
Y'all are so amazing. Keep smiling. Life is an amazing miracle from our Father in heaven! Enjoy every minute of it!
I love you!