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El Clarn de El Faro

24 de Julio de 2016

Message From Presidente Dayton

Being Baptism Focused in the Spain Barcelona Mission


Hermana Dayton and I have been in the mission for over a year and I have had an
opportunity to interview a lot of wonderful new missionaries (close to 100). One of the
questions I always ask in the first interview is, "Why are you here on your mission?" The
question is asked in a spirit of trying to understand how much this new missionary
understands about the real reason they are here on this mission. I hear answers such
as, "I want to bring people happiness", "I want to help change the world", "My brother
served and it changed him so much......", "I have always wanted to serve a mission", "l
want to serve the Lord", etc. All of these are great answers and are completely
fine. However, if you were to ask Elder Dallin H Oaks, I know what his answer would
be: "WE ARE HERE TO TEACH REPENTANCE AND BAPTIZE CONVERTS." The Spain
Barcelona Mission has always emphasized and understood that we are here to
baptize--that is our purpose, that is why we came here! Obviously we don't just
baptize anyone--we baptize converts, those truly converted to the Restored Gospel of
Christ.
Beside my bed in the Mission Home is a small dish which has 4 little white stones with
the symbol for baptism drawn on them. They were given to me and the other leaders
of the mission at a past Mission Leadership Council (Concilio). Every morning as I arise,
the first things I see are the white stones reminding me that my purpose here is to
teach repentance and baptize worthy converts. I start the day thinking about
baptism and how we need to bring as many of our Heavenly Father's children to
Christ as we possibly can. May I suggest that you missionaries find a picture, a symbol,
a poster, a photo, or something appropriate to place in your bedroom, living room or
some other highly visible place which reminds you of the reason we are here--to
baptize! Elders and Hermanas we need to be thinking about baptizing all of the time-when we arise, at medioda, at night and at other times as well. When we pray we
need to ask the Lord to lead us to those whom we can bless for eternity by opening
the gate through baptism. Our spirit brothers and sisters can never have access to
the blessings of exaltation unless they are baptized first. We must be obedient, work

hard and trust that the Lord will lead us to those whom the Lord has prepared to accept
the gospel and be baptized. We need to pray every day by name for those who have
a baptismal fecha (find them in El Clarn), pray by name for our specific investigators
and pray that we will find new souls to bring to Him through baptism.
Preach My Gospel reminds us that God has always required us to make covenants
which are binding and solemn agreements between God and man. Keeping
covenants brings blessings in this life and exaltation in the world to come. Our
covenants are made by means of sacred ordinances such as baptism. There are 6
reasons we are baptized: 1) Because it is a commandment (see John 3:5), 2) To follow
the example of Christ (see 2nd Nephi 31:5), 3) To enter into the Kingdom of Heaven
(John 3:5), 4) To become a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
on this earth (D&C 20:37), 5) To open up access to the Atonement of Jesus Christ (D&C
20:25), and (6) To have our sins washed away (Alma 7:14).
Most missionaries in El Faro know that my favorite meeting in the Church is a
baptismal service. That was true even before I came into the mission field and is even
more true right now. I love the purity, the simplicity, the beauty, of a child of God
dressed in white standing in the sacred baptismal font making covenants with the Lord.
A noble priesthood holder raises his arm to the square and says the simple baptismal
prayer. The power of godliness is made manifest by the ordinances of the priesthood-that is why a baptismal service is such a powerful missionary tool. Honest, truth-seeking
people are always touched by the beauty and power of the ordinance. It is pure and
simple religion--a promise made between a choice son or daughter of God and their
Maker.
Elders and Hermanas, may we all increase our love and respect for this sacred and
beautiful ordinance, may we think about it all the time as we proselyte every day, may
we rejoice in it more when it takes place, and may we please our Heavenly Father by
offering it to as many of His children as possible is my prayer.
Con amor por el bautismo,
Presidente Dayton

El Clarn de El Faro

24 de Julio de 2016

Message From Hermana Dayton


Thriftiness vs. Extravagance

Thriftiness is allowing myself and others to spend ONLY what is necessary. It is


being a wise steward over what we have so we can give more back to the Lord
and those in need. When we are thrifty we use as few resources as possible for our
own needs so we can be more generous to others. When we are stingy, we keep
what should be given to others so we have more for ourselves.

A few weeks ago we focused on being content with what we have. We


learned that the happiest people are those who know that personal possessions
do not bring happiness. In Luke 12:15 we read, "Take heed, and beware of
covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which
he possessth." A person who is content in life with the basic essentials will have the
natural ability to be thrifty.
Part of being thrifty is having only those personal possessions that are
functional. The Savior is the perfect example of this as he had only things that
were essential for life and His ministry. When he sent out the twelve disciples to
preach, he said, "...Take nothing for your journey, neither staves, nor scrip, neither
bread, neither money; neither have two coats apiece."
Another aspect of thriftiness goes along with saving. A few weeks back we
studied the character trait of Resourcefulness. We learned to save now in case
we have a need in the future. During years of plenty we save, store food, etc. to
be used during lean years.

We can apply thriftiness to missionary work by:


--Using our missionary monthly allotment carefully

--Saving the $100 emergency money for it's intended use


--Making good use out of what we have
--Looking for the best value in items we purchase
--Not confusing what we need with what we want
--Investing personal money and time wisely in order to prepare for future goals
We are grateful for all you do in the mission. We see many missionaries who are
thrifty making wise financial decisions, purchasing healthy food and clothing that
works well in the mission. We love you and continue to pray for you daily as you
faithfully serve the Lord in your important work in bringing others to Christ.
Hermana Dayton

Christlike Attributes- Faith, Charity, Love, Virtue, Hope, and Humility, Knowledge & Wisdom,
Patience, Diligence, Creativity, Enthusiasm, Generosity, Forgiveness, Dependability, Availability,
Orderliness, Gratitude, Endurance, Persuasiveness, Compassion, Alertness, Character, Decisiveness,
Determination, Truthfulness, Benevolence, Honor, Sincerity, Punctuality, Joyfulness, Gentleness, Self
Control, Initiative, Cautiousness, Loyalty, Meekness, Sensitivity, Obedience, Discernment, Boldness,
Discretion, Responsibility, Attentiveness, Hospitality, Thoroughness, Deference, Justice,
Contentment, Tolerance, Resourcefulness, Thriftiness

El Clarn de El Faro

24 de Julio de 2016

Bautismos/Confirmaciones/Misioneros

Heissel Yanin Mendez Brizuela

Barcelona 3B

lderes Downing y Cutrer

Jurgita Juodeikyte

Vic B

Hermanas Larsen y Brudnicki

Yulia Karina Torres Foliaco

Bilbao A

lderes Carballo y Simon

Michael Efosa Idahosa

Vitoria A

lderes Ipsen y Merrill

Mercedes Ferrer Tur

Ibiza

lderes Miller y Perri

Eran contados y se
inscriban sus nombres

Bautismos/
Confirmaciones esta semana

Bautismos/
Confirmaciones este mes

35

Bautismos/
Confirmaciones hasta la fecha este
ao

230

1
may

8
may

15
may

22
may

29
may

5
jun

12
jun

19
jun

26
jun

3
jul

10
jul

17
jul

24
jul

Bautismos

16

12

11

13

13

Confirmaciones

16

13

11

13

12

Fechas bautismales

120

123

155

142

100

106

126

114

107

94

100

92

108

Inv reunion sacramental

175

165

193

192

177

144

197

220

184

184

210

184

200

Lecciones con un
miembro

695

676

859

829

652

667

734

739

736

755

669

627

778

Lecciones con un m. p.

39%

39%

49%

44%

44%

37%

39%

41%

40%

42%

41%

35%

40%

Nuevos Investigadores

669

642

741

679

477

649

752

673

716

680

546

698

694

El Clarn de El Faro

24 de Julio de 2016

And the Spirit shall be given unto you by the prayer of faith.
Doctrine & Covenants 42:14

Compaerismos que lograron


las pautas de excelencia:
CINCO:

Oremos por estos investigadores con


fechas bautismales para esta semana:

CUATRO: Hermanas Larsen y Brudnicki


lderes Robles y Oriana
lderes Carballo y Simon
lderes Kimball y Campbell
lderes Johnson y Cvijanovich
Hermanas Gutoff y Reidhead
lderes Male y Mora
lderes Gonzalez y Diaz

Xiomara
Norris
Gabi, Jaime
Marta
Ali
Cecibel
Khawar
Berand, Densel
Claudia
Farid
Muhammad
Pacheco, Diana,
Daniela, Jade

Barcelona 1B
Barcelona 3B
Barcelona 3C
Sabadell 1A
Terrassa B
Badalona 2A
Badalona 2B
Vic A
Zaragoza 1B
Martorell
Vitoria B
Inca

The Zone
Badalona is in the Zone!
-With an average of 2.7 investigators that are
progressing per companionship this past week!

Valencia is in the Zone!


-With a total of 34 baptismal fechas set this past week!

El Clarn de El Faro

de abril de 2014
24 de Julio de 132016

The Miracle of Baptism


God has poured out His rich
sometimes we take trials for
blessings upon us here in
granted when in the end we
________.
We have seen
can really learn valuable skills
wasnt able to make it on
another baptism. Elton had the
which can help us in the future.
Sunday sadly, so he ended up
courage and he was baptized
I just about had a heart attack
losing his fecha which was very
and now His father is progressing
when she didn't show up for
dissapointing but we are still
toward baptism as well. We are
sacrament meeting. Luckily
working with him and he is
hoping he can be baptized this
she ended up pulling through
reading the book of mormon.
weekend as well. We will see.
in the end coming late after
But Carlos was a miracle, he
Maybe the Lord wants one
the sacrament. She is so
found a way to come to
more week for Him but extra
prepared, and I'm glad to
church and wa s a little late
prayers would be wonderful.
have been used as a tool for
but he came 1 hour! Not only
Elton is a wonderful kid and it's
the lords work.
that but he brought his wife
so strange. Before his baptized
with him and she is a less
he seemed very timid but Thank you for coming to the
active that hasnt come to
literally the day following his
baptism of Iker. It really made
church for 30 years! It was
baptism he has seemed to open
him happy to have the support
amazing to see them there
up a lot and to take part more
of you and hermana Dayton.
and he told us that he plans to
in the lessons. He's an incredible
He has been waiting and
come every single Sunday.
kid.
anxious to finally become a
"brother of the church" and so
We are looking forward to
Pablo Miguel got baptized this
the more people he meets the
another baptism this week, by
weekend! When he came to
better. He
is
progressing
the Zone Leaders, and the
the church he seemed a little
incredible. From the moment
week
after,
of
ours.
nervous about doing it, but his
that he contacted us while we
Mohammed will be baptized.
parents helped to reassure him.
were contacting a 92 year olds
We have seen him change so
It sure is great to see his parents
Spanish
man
asking
for
much in the last several weeks.
helping him to take this step that
directions to another church,
Where before he seemed
he has been scared to do for
through the hardship of his
unhappy and, to be honest,
almost 2 years! The baptismal
family being against us, until he
somewhat sketchy, he now
service went well, there were a
was baptized and confirmed.
seems happier, and even says
ton of members that came, and
Right after church he was also
that he is. He has almost
we had everybody who came
asking for a calling. Not to
stopped smoking completely,
write their testimony and we put
mention that he has done
too. It is going well. He seems
it in a book for him to remember
family history up to the point
now to realize that our church
that day. He was also ordained
that he has found a line until
is not Standard Protestant
a deacon in church and will
the 1500. He will stay firm
Christianity nor Catholicism nor
pass the sacrament next week!
forever.
orthodoxy, and is continuing
with us nonetheless.
What an amazing week Saw Some Great Miracles this
packed full of miracles. We
week!
We
had
two These past 5 days in
were able to see the baptism of
investigadors on fecha this
__________
have
been
Norma come through. I love
week. one for the 30th of july ,
incredible, and I've loved
baptism. Norma is already going
Ernest. We also had Carlos on
every second of being out in
to work, her sister came to both
fecha for the 6th of august.
the field. This work is so hard,
the baptism and the sacrament
Well what happened this
but it's the best and I love it so
meeting. It's quite the story with
Sunday is that both of them
much. There is so better feeling
her from the death of her
live an hour away from the
then getting home, and going
husband,
to
her
cancer,
church and the bus schedule is
to sleep so tired because of
through all of the dark moments
not very frequent between our
how hard your worked that
in her life which humbled and
pueblo and theirs. Well Ernest
day. I love it! This week was full
prepared her for baptism. I think
had to make a trip and he
of miracles, but my favorite

El Clarn de El Faro

de abril de 2014
24 de Julio de 132016

The Miracle of Baptism

one was when we stopped by


our investigator Lucky's house.
His sister passed away this
week, and our plan was to
teach the plan of salvation
which was perfect. I had the
incredible opportunity to bare
testimony to him of the plan of
salvation and how much rely
on
it
because
of
the
experience I went through with
my dad. The spirit was so
strong, and he knew without a
doubt that he will see his sister
again
someday.
He
is
progressing and it's a miracle
to watch his life start to
change.

Second: what are some of


these miracles you might ask?
Well, we will have two brothers
getting baptized on July 30th,
we are teaching a whole
family who is progressing really
well, and we have about five
more progressing families and
investigators. There are some
marvelous things that are
happening and I am so
excited to be here.

Esta
semana
hemos
trabajado sin parar y hemos
visto
la
recompensa.
Posiblemente
tendremos
nuestro primeros bautismos
juntas el 30 de julio si todo sale
bien--el de Jaime. El es

de Ecuador y lleva mucho


tiempo investigando la iglesia.
Tuvimos una leccin donde se
sinti muy fuerte el espritu y
empez a llorar. Seguiremos
trabajando muy duro con l
para que se lleve a cabo.
Estamos ensendole a el
desde
que
llegue
con
Hermana ______ y han pasado
muchas misioneras por su
casa. Nueestra otra fecha se
llama gabby. El es de Per y
es muy buena. Asiste cada
domingo y a todos los servicios
bautismales y tiene una fe
enorme...

hacemos todo lo que podemos a fin de que la obra avance;


pero sta es la obra del Seor, l la dirige y l est al mando. Nos
maravillamos al verlo abrir puertas que nosotros no podemos
abrir y efectuar milagros que apenas podemos imaginar
lder Neil A. Andersen

Office Announcements
This week, as a part of Phase 2, we should be using 100% of the functions of
the Area Book Planner app. However, you are not expected to put in all of
your Antiguo Investigadores right now. Also, remember that you must send
in your numbers to your District Leaders AND on the application.

Calendar Reminders
Interviews
25 July Valencia
26 July Valencia
27 July Bar/Bad
28 July Badalona
29 July Palma