The Baptism of Natasha went great. Our missionary coordinator, Ilya, baptized her, and a member of the District presidency confirmed her a member of the Church. This is my last day in Chelyabinsk which being interpreted in Hebrew is, “The best city to end my mission ever” Tomorrow we go to Yekaterinburg, to meet the new President who will send us home. I’ve had nine great companions, one of them twice, four areas and three zones, one of those twice as well.
I’ve come to a certainly that The Creator of our reality is our Eternal Father, and that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the only way to live in order to present ourselves clean in front of Him in the Celestial Kingdom. We all agreed to this plan before were placed here in our special and specific spheres. We decided to accept Jehovah as our Christ and agreed to do all things commanded us to be worthy of His ultimate sacrifice, The Atonement. I know that the Atonement is real. Jesus Christ took upon Himself all of our sins, pains and shortcomings. We must take His name upon ourselves to achieve this redeeming, infinite power. This is done through baptism and this ordinance can only be done by “he that is called of God, as was Aaron.” “And no man taketh this honour unto himself” (Hebrews 5:4). We have this power on the earth today because God the Father and Jesus Christ called Joseph Smith unto it, and restored Christ’s Church through him. I know that Joseph Smith opened the Dispensation of the Fullness of Times. I know that these are last days before Christ comes again, in glory. We can meet Him with joy as He recognizes us as His own. I know the Gospel is something to live, not only something to believe in, or know about. I know the scriptures, which contain the Gospel, are from God and that the words of modern prophets are eternally valuable to us as we struggle to overcome the world everyday. Gordon B. Hinckley was the first man I knew to be a Prophet. I know that Thomas S. Monson is his successor as a prophet, seer and revelator. There is a quorum of Christ’s Apostles on the earth today. I feel the spirit when they teach us how to live. Theses prophets teach us that Jesus is the Christ and what that means. Their testimony is my testimony, in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.