Marie-cecile’s baptism also brought lots of good fruit. She invited a crowd of her family members to attend, from her nephew’s family who lived 2 hours away, to her own children. For many who were there, it was their first time ever being in the chapel of the Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-day Saints. Because of many untrue reports about our church here in France of the last 2 decades, many here in France have had the misconception that we have more than one spouse, or that we live in tiny communities and do not use electricity or mobile phones. There have been so many times on my mission where I as a missionary had to explain that these reports were not true. The family members who attended Marie-Cecile’s baptism were very surprised and very happy that she had made the decision. Those who had told her that she was making the wrong choice were now totally for it. Her son, who was there during many of the lessons we had, also expressed his desire to be baptized as well! What a miracle that came from planting a simple seed.
I learnt this week that while we might be able to count the number of seeds in an apple, we can never count the number of apples in a seed. The seeds of our good deeds as people will always return great fruit, and while we may not be able to see the immediate results of our labors all the time, we can receive the instant gratification of happiness as we learn to serve those around us and do good things.
Thank you all for all your support and letters from time to time. I know that all of you are truly precious in the eyes of our Heavenly Father. Never undermine your true divine potential!