Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Mission Goal: 100 Baptisms

The Mission set a goal of 100 baptisms for the month of August 2013. This is a HUGE number, and everyone is working extra hard. The most baptisms ever for the Micronesia Guam Mission was 60, so 100 seems a very lofty goal. Keep in mind that baptisms aren't really the goal, bringing others to Christ and keeping them engaged in the gospel is the true goal of every mission and missionary.

One of Eric's duties is to interview prospective members for baptism. He recalls having to deny one young lady baptism until she learned more about the gospel. He felt bad, but knew in his heart it was more important for her to know more before she took on the sacred obligations that come with baptism. The missionaries will work more with her and when she is ready and has a strong testimony, her baptism will mean so much more to her.