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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Catching up with our Baptisms!

Bautismo de Maria
Sister Maria is one of the strongest girls in Puerto Vallarta. She is hardly nine years old, but has been through a lot of things. She lost her father less than a year ago, and lived in the streets for a time, and we got to know her from her grandma, who is a member. Maria learned a lot about the gospel even though she doesn’t know how to read and write, but understands the plan that God has for her and her family. We learned a lot with Maria, she taught us that the Lord has many grand and marvelous things for each of us.


La hermanita Maria es una de las niñas mas guerreras de Puerto Vallarta. Ella tiene apenas nueve años y ha pasado por muchas cosas.
Perdió su padre hace menos de un año, y llegó a vivir en las calles por un tiempo, la conocimos por medio de su abuelita que es miembro.
Maria aprendió mucho del evangelio sin la necesidad de saber leer y escribir logro entender el plan de Dios para ella y su familia. Aprendimos mucho con Maria, ella nos enseñó que el Señor tiene muchas cosas grandes y maravillosas para todos nosotros.

Elder Palenque & Elder Cangas



Jesus was a very special investigator. When we found him, we wrote that he had many doubts about the gospel, but had a great desire to become closer to God. Jesus always knew that he was going to find his answers through prayer, and when we started to teach him the lessons he began to fulfill all his commitments and he received his answers. He truly is of gold. He is now a member and is very happy for doing the will of God.
Bautismo de Jesus
Jesús fue un investigador muy especial. Cuando le conocimos notamos que él tenía muchas dudas acerca del evangelio pero tenía un deseo muy grande de acercarse a Dios. Jesus siempre supo que si tenía de iba hallar las respuestas para sus oraciones, él es de oro, en cuanto comenzamos la enseñanza él comenzó a cumplir todos sus compromisos y recibió su respuestas. Él ahora es miembro y está muy feliz de hacer la voluntad de Dios

Elder García & Elder Castillo


Bautismo de David y Teresa
Teresa did not know anything about the church, but her husband was an inactive member and thanks to him we were able to find her and their son David. David really wanted to know about the church, and both of them were really interested in being able to become closer to God. They knew right away that this was the true church that Jesus Christ established. David and Teresa were very much prepared to enter into the waters of baptism, and now they have a strong testimony.

Teresa no sabia nada acerca de la iglesia pero su esposo (Jorge) era miembro inactivo y gracias a él pudimos encontrar a Teresa y su Hijo (David). David quería mucho conocer la iglesia y ambos se
interesaron mucho por poder acercarse mas a Dios. Supieron rápidamente que esta era la iglesia verdadera la iglesia que Jesucristo estableció. David y Teresa estaban muy preparados para entrar en las aguas bautismales, tienen un gran testimonio.

Elder Gómez y Elder Padron




Bautismo de José María
Jose and Maria were investigators for a long time, and were anxious to be baptized but weren’t married. They needed to fix a few documents, and after some time and perseverance, all was fixed and they were married on the 21st of December. Two days after their wedding they were able to enter into the waters of baptism, having the Branch President here in Ameca perform the ordinance.
It was an achievement and miracle to be able to see all the things settle in place so that they could make this covenant with our Heavenly Father. They now feel very strong spiritually, and want to enter the temple to be sealed for time and all eternity. They have a desire to serve our Heavenly Father and they do it through missionary work, sharing their testimonies with friends and neighbors.

José y María por mucho tiempo fueron investigadores, estaban ansiosos
para bautizarse pero no estaban casado, necesitaban arreglar un par de documentos, después de mucho tiempo y constancia pudo arreglarse todo y se casaron el día veinte y uno de Diciembre.
Dos días después de su boda ellos pudieron entrar en las aguas bautismales y quien efectuó la ordenanza fue el Presidente de rama aquí en Ameca.
Fue un logro y un milagro poder ver como las cosas se acomodaban para que para que ellos tomaran un convenio con nuestro Padre Celestial. Ellos ahora se sienten fuertes espiritualmente y desean entrar al templo y sellarse por tiempo y eternidad ellos desean servir a nuestro Padre y lo hacen mediante la obra misional, comparten sus testimonios con amigos y vecinos.

Elder Santos y Elder Juvera