It seems people have fallen in love with the church again. Yesterday, there were two baptisms, attended very well for a cold evening which seemed like it would rain (but did not, thankfully).
It was the baptisms of Sara d'Silva, who is ten, and was attended by her Mum, brother, sisters, aunts and many friends and relatives. It was also the baptism of Shahzad George, a Pakistani born in a Christian household in Pakistan, but who chose to immerse in the water to Christ at the Latter-day Saints church in Ilford. A huge crowd from the congregation arrived to attend.
Today, Sunday, also was a big gathering, hence I observe that people are falling in love with the Church again, to the glory of God. It proves a communal place to gather and share the Gospel.
The two main speakers today to bear testimony gave inspiration for personal development :-
"The Lord knows what gifts he has given us. It is essential for us to pray
and discover what gifts and talents God has given us, so that we may
develop them." These are words from Brother Ernest Omuroyi.
"Patriarchal Blessings can tell me what I can become (not what I wish
to become)," these are observations from Brother Jonathon Edosomwan.
"We all have great potential, if we believe in it."
Patriarch Kemp will be very busy now, and I must book my appointment with him straight away.
Tomorrow, Monday, is a Family Evening hosted by Brother and Sister Saltzman, from 7pm at the Ilford chapel, and all are welcome to attend.
In the name of our Saviour and Redeemer, Jesus the Christ.
(written by Duru-darshan