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Feb 06

For after much tribulation come the blessings

On January 27th, that scripture in D&C was fulfilled in my life. For almost 15 years I have toiled with trying to help my family accept the Gospel. It has been difficult and very discouraging.

I had finally told myself that if it was to happen that it would probably be a long time from now. I was okay with that because I always knew that eventually it would happen. My Patriarchal Blessing says so.

So you can guess that I was as shocked as anyone when my sister Diane called me to tell me that she and her husband Rhea were talking to the missionaries. As I saw them progress and begin the change of heart that comes with conversion, I was beyond ecstatic.

Well, the day did arrive when I got to baptize them. It was one of the greatest spiritual times of my life. I was not prepared for the spiritual onslaught that I witnessed. As I hugged my sister after giving her the Holy Ghost I was overcome with joy. I was unable to control my emotions. Good thing I was among my ward family in the Oxnard 1st Ward. They know me and understood what I was going through. At least I hope.

I have to tell Rhea and Diane thanks for that wonderful gift they gave me. Most of all, I have to thank Heavenly Father for the miracle that has come to the Basua and Moore families. I know it will bless us for generations to come.

~Adam

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Drbaptism4This is my Dad with President Lewis. What a day!

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  1. Tara Brooks

    That is SO cool. I am so happy for you and your family. I know that joy that you speak of. It’s amazing to have lost family either join or come back to the church. Congratulations. Thanks for sharing.

  2. ELDER BECK

    THAT IS AWSOME, THE AMAZING THING IS ITS ALL BECAUSE OF YOU, YOUR WOUNDERFUL FAMILY YOU HAVE RAISED, AND THE GREAT EXAMPEL ALL OF YOU HAVE BEEN. CONGGRADULATIONS BRO

  3. cherie

    Jeff told me that it was an incredible spiritual experience! What a wonderful day for you all!!

  4. Tiffany Throckmorton

    Congratulations!!! I am so happy for you guys! It gives added meaning to the phrase ‘Eternal Families’. Thank you for sharing.

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