Baptism in Vallegrande

Monday, September 21, 2015

Fwd: Miracles of the week!

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From: "Joshua Evenson" <>
Date: Aug 24, 2015 9:40 AM
Subject: Miracles of the week!
To: "Lance Evenson" <>, "Karen Wright" <>, "Stephanie Wright Curtis" <>, "Wade Evenson" <>, "McKade Evenson" <>, "lisa hjorth" <>, "Curtis, Cary - FSA, Burley, ID" <>, "Walker Hunt" <>, "Jenna Ahern" <>, "jorjahjorth" <>, "Kylee Hale" <>, "Natalea McCombs" <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, "Julina Curtis" <>, <>, "Cindi Garrick" <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, "Doug Wright" <>, <>, "C.J. White" <>, <>, <>, <>, "Lula Knudson" <>, <>, "Betty Evenson" <>, "lyndie mittelsteadt" <>

What a wonderful week full of miracles!!

Exactly one month ago I received a reference from the members of El Carmen of a less-active single mother. We contacted them as fast as we could and had a spirit-filled lesson with her, Maria Luz, and her two children, Celeste and Gaston. That same sunday they came to church the three hours. As we started visiting them, we learned of the many hardships this family had faced, and their desires for something better. The two children, age 14 and 10, were never baptized. We invited them to be baptized the 22 of August, exactly one month away, and they responded affirmatively! I have never in all my mission met a family so prepared to receive the gospel. They haven´t missed a single sunday or activity since that day, and they have been praying and reading and changing everything in their lives to accept the gospel again. Celeste and Gaston were baptized the 22 and confirmed the 23. Maria Luz was interviewed yesterday by the branch president and is looking forward to the future with hope and happiness, something she hasn´t had since time of her baptism. They are already sharing the gospel with all their friends and neighbors, and have brought a few to activities! It´s truly a miracle to see the change and happiness that the gospel brings as we apply it to our lives. I´m so happy to be a missionary. :) 

I hope you all have a wonderful week as well!

Elder Evenson

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