Miracles and Conversion
“And that he manifesteth himself unto all those who believe in him, by the power of the Holy Ghost; yea, unto every nation, kindred, tongue, and people, working mighty miracles, signs, and wonders, among the children of men according to their faith.” — 2 Nephi 26:13
We continue to see miracles here in Pittsburg. This week, we met a man who was reading the Book of Mormon before we even knew his name or knocked on his door; we visited a couple arriving home at the exact moment that we parked by their house; and we also had the opportunity to listen to our leaders of the church and receive guidance from their inspiring words, among many other tender mercies.
Among these wonderful workings of the Lord, we were also able to attend a fireside (or meeting) called “Porque Yo Creo” (Why I Believe), where two recent converts, Hugo and Carlos, shared their experience and testimony of why they believe in this gospel, and why they converted to this church.
My favorite part of this fireside was that I had the opportunity to teach both of these converts. One of them I taught in San Francisco, and the other here in Pittsburg, but now both of them live here! Seeing their growth and the strength of their conversion helped me realize once more that this work truly is the work of the Lord. They testified of this gospel and of the importance of missionary work, but most importantly, they testified of Jesus Christ, and how this gospel helped them come to know Him better, and partake of His Atonement. I know that the only way that we can come unto Christ is by applying His Atonement into our lives daily, by praying, studying the scriptures, repenting, keeping the covenants we have made with Him — standing as His witness and taking His name upon us — and by striving to live worthily to have the Holy Ghost with us. I know this is true because I saw the change in both Carlos and Hugo before they were baptized, and I continue to see it in them and others as they continue along this path. I am so grateful for this gospel, and I know that the work I am here to do is of the Lord. If not, we would not see miracles.
Les quiero muchisimo!