This week was truly incredible. Back in March, a lady named Jackie Hess showed up to church with two little brown girls, gave us their mom's phone number and address and said, "She just had a baby, go see her in two weeks!" So, we did!
Yesterday, Jackie came into town for the baptism of Victoria's 8 year old daughter Zaria. Brothers and Sisters, I cannot begin to communicate the indescribable joy that has forever come into my life because of this experience. Being able to see Victoria and her daughter go from referrals to fully active members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has been so miraculous! Being able to sit down with Jackie and talk to her was such a blessing. She'd talked with Victoria before about the Gospel, but never really invited her to learn. Until that day in March, I cannot believe He counted me worthy to be a part of this experience. I will be forever grateful.
Ephesians 3:11-21- "According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord: In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him. Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory. For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen."
My hope is to be filled with the fullness of God. To have His image in my countenance. To let all my life reflect His will. Conversion is a process, and perfection is a direction. But now I have a direction. I know which way I'm facing, and I know who's path I'm on. Christ is my Redeemer, and I pray to be more like Him each and every day.
Thank you for your love, support and prayers! I need them all! I am so grateful to be a servant of our Heavenly Father, representing our Savior! This experience has changed my life completely. It has changed me completely.