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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Baptisms last week 4-10/17-17

We want to congratulate these new members of the church.

The fruit of February 14thūüíē
Brenda Garc√≠a Meza´s Baptism
A 22 year old young woman who when she met us told us that we were the answer to her prayers, when she had not known that she was praying beforehand.  
And so we see that when we come to know the truth and believe in it, we stand firmly trusting in the promises of God, doing what is righteous before Him, doing good, no matter how lonely we may be on the road. Always taking into account that we are never really alone when we are with our Heavenly Father.
Sister Brenda said: “We all feel lost before we come to a great treasure.”
Leaving behind all that she had found desirable in her eyes, she has begun a new life affirming that “we should not try to know, it is better to feel and believe.”
A true example that we teach repentance and baptize converts.
Hna. Hernandez & Hna Arizmendi

BRENDA GARC√ćA MEZA
Una joven de 22 a√Īos que a partir de que le conocimos nos mencion√≥ que √©ramos la respuesta a sus oraciones sin saber de antemano que estaba orando.
Y así vemos que cuando llego a conocer la verdad y creer en ella, se mantuvo firme confiando en las promesas de el gran Dios, haciendo lo que es recto delante de él, haciendo lo bueno, sin importar que tan sola se encontrará en el camino, siempre teniendo en cuenta de que en realidad nunca estamos solos cuando estamos con nuestro Padre Celestial.
Ella dijo: "Todos nos sentimos perdidos antes de llegar al gran tesoro"
Dejando atr√°s todo lo que pensaba que era atractivo a sus ojos inicio una nueva vida afirmando que "no se trata de saber si no de sentir y creer"
UN VIVO EJEMPLO DE QUE ENSE√ĎAMOS EL ARREPENTIMIENTO Y BAUTIZAMOS CONVERSOS







Brother Jaun Sanchez´s Baptism
Brother Jaun Sanchez is a great example of faith. He lives an hour away from Tecom√°n and he travels that distance every week to attend our church services and receive the lessons from us. Since the time we met him he has attended every Sunday without missing a single Service. He has also kept every commitment he we have extended to him. We truly felt the Holy Spirit of Promise at his baptism, testifying that it was done in the way the Lord has established and that Juan Sanchez will be a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Elder Monroy & Elder Montan

Bautismo De Hermano Juan Sanchez
El Hermano Juan Sanchez es un gran ejemplo de fe. Vive a una hora de Tecom√°n y aun as√≠ cada domingo asisti√≥ una hora antes de los servicios para recibir las lecciones con nosotros. Desde que le conocimos ha asistido cada domingo sin faltar y ha cumplido con cada compromiso que hemos extendido. Realmente pudimos sentir al Santo Esp√≠ritu de la Promesa en su bautismo, testificando que se hab√≠a efectuado como el Se√Īor lo ha establecido y que Juan Sanchez ser√° un miembro fiel de La Iglesia de Jesucristo de los Santos de los √öltimos D√≠as.






Sister Teresa´s Baptism
Sister Teresa was a reference we received from her husband. She had received the missionary lessons before and received a testimony of the church. She told us that she had dreamed that she was all in white and that she knew what this dream meant. Her next goal is that her children accept the gospel so that they can go to the temple as a family and be sealed as an eternal family.
Elder Sanchez y Elder Ascencio

Bautismo De Hermana Teresa
La hermana Teresa fue referencia de su esposo. Ella estuvo recibiendo las charlas y recibi√≥ un testimonio de la iglesia. Nos comento que ella se so√Ī√≥ vestida de blanco y supo lo que significaba ese sue√Īo ahora su siguiente meta es que sus hijos acepten el evangelio e ir al templo para sellarse con su familia.






The Lara Aguilar Families´ Baptism
This is the Lara Aguilar family, they have been investigating the church for some time now. They are a golden family, but they had been passing through some difficult trials when we began to visit them. They were able to overcome these trials after some times and made the decision to be baptized. They are now very happy to become part of this great family in the church and know this to be the best decision of their lives. We have no doubt that their posterity will be greatly blessed due to this decision as they strive to follow the principles of the gospel.
Elder Castillo y Elder Godínez

Bautismo De Familia Lara Aguilar
Ellos son la familia Lara Aguilar, son una familia que había estado investigando la Iglesia desde hace ya algo tiempo. Ellos son una familia de oro, pero estaban pasando por algunas pruebas cuando los empezamos a visitarles. Pruebas que pudieron superar después de un tiempo y ahora tomaron la decisión de bautizarse. Ellos ahora están muy felices de formar parta de esta gran familia y saben que es la mejor decisión de sus vidas. No tenemos duda que su posteridad será grandemente bendecida por esa decisión al igual que ellos mientras se esfuercen por seguir los principios del evangelio.







C√©sar´s Baptism
C√©sar was the first one to be interested in the church.  He opened up the church's website and asked for a Book of Mormon. The family did not believe in any church and they told us that from the beginning they knew this church was unique and different. Since the first missionaries visited them they have not stopped attending church, they are truly chosen, and we can see that there truly are those that are prepared in this work.
Elder Mejia y Elder Hudson
Bautismo de César
C√©sar fue el primero en interesarse por la iglesia √©l se meti√≥ a la p√°gina de la iglesia y mando a pedir un Libro de Morm√≥n. Ellos no cre√≠an en ninguna iglesia y nos dijeron que desde que empezaron a ir supieron que esta era √ļnica y diferente. Desde que llegaron los misioneros anteriores no han dejado de asistir a la iglesia ellos en realidad son escogidos y podemos ver que en realidad hay escogidos en esta obra.





Rosario´s Baptism
Rasario is eleven years old. Her Grandmother was baptized a few weeks ago and Rosario followed her example. They were Catholics, yet by the Holy Ghost they could feel that this is the true church. Sister Rosario is very happy to be baptized, we know that she is a strong convert. Her family members that are not members attended her baptism and her confirmation on Sunday. We know that in the end they will be a strong family within the gospel and that little by little they will all be faithful members of the Church of Christ. Rosario´s example will help her family greatly.
Hna Hernandez y Hna Acor

Bautismo de Rosario
Rosario tiene 11 a√Īos, su abuelita se bautiz√≥ hace unas semanas y ella sigui√≥ ese mismo ejemplo. Ellas eran cat√≥licas, pero por medio del Esp√≠ritu Santo pudieron sentir que esta es la iglesia verdadera. La hermanita Rosario est√° muy feliz porque se bautiz√≥, sabemos que es una conversa fuerte. Su familia que no es miembro asisti√≥ a su bautismo y a su confirmaci√≥n del domingo. Sabemos que al final ser√°n una familia fuerte dentro del evangelio y que poco a poco todos ser√°n miembros fieles de la iglesia de Cristo, el ejemplo de Rosario ayudara a su familia.



Ashley´s Baptism
Ashley’s father was a less-active member, we helped him become active once more and he was able to baptize his daughter. She is wonderful and understands the covenants she has made.
:)
Elder Castro and Elder Gutierrez

Bautismo de Ashley
Su papa era menos activo, lo activamos y pudo bautizar a su hija. Ella es muy buena y comprende los convenios que ha hecho. :)