When we met Valcir for the first time, he was tipsy and homeless. The next day he made the decision that he would never drink again. And stopped, just like that. We continued teaching him, and with time, faith, and miracles, he also quit smoking. The first time he prayed about the Book of Mormon, he couln't sleep at all the entire night! He went to church and said, "This is the church. I've already decided."
And this Sunday, Valcir entered into the waters of baptism and came out, a changed man. With changed desires, changed thoughts, and a changed heart. And my heart changed a little too. It grew a little and loves a whole lot more.
"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 may be 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.
Yea, I say unto you come and fear not, and lay aside every sin, which easily doth beset you, which doth bind you down to destruction, yea, come and go forth, and show unto your God that ye are willing to repent of your sins and enter into a covenant with him to keep his commandments, and witness it unto him this day by going into the waters of baptism." (Alma 7)
Batismo é só alegria. :D I love you all and if you aren't baptized, I suggest you do it. It is the best.