Tuesday, August 28, 2012

He Started to Keep All the Commandments

Christopher Pedersen, August 28, 2012

In Toyota there was an investigator named RV.  He was working with the missionaries for a while when he decided he wanted to know if this church was true. 

He started to keep all the commandments.  While he was reading the Book of Mormon, he found Alma 7:13. "Now the Spirit knoweth all things; nevertheless the Son of God suffereth according to the flesh that he might take upon him the sins of his people, that he might blot out their transgressions according to the power of his deliverance; and now behold, this is the testimony which is in me."  The next day he met with us and said that scripture had a lot of influence on him.  He said when he read it, he felt close to the Savior and wanted to follow after His command. 

When RV said this, I felt impressed to just keep reading.  We then opened to verse 14. Now I say unto you that ye must repent, and be born again; for the Spirit saith if ye are not born again ye cannot inherit the kingdom of heaven; therefore come and be baptized unto repentance, that ye maybe washed from your sins, that ye may have faith on the Lamb of God, who taketh away the sins of the world, who is mighty to save and to cleanse from all unrighteousness."

When RV read that verse, there were almost tears in his eyes.  I took the opportunity to testify that this was his answer from God.  “The Lord is speaking to you directly.”  

A few weeks later, on April 1st, RV was baptized.
From left:  Elder Nakanishi, Elder Pedersen, RV, Sister Baird,
Megumi (RV's mother), President Baird, Yamamoto, and Etsuko.

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