[Editor's note: Daniel's birthday is one month from today. He does not get much mail anymore, now that his mission will be over in six weeks. I know he would appreciate a card or a note! If you have a few minutes please write to him:
Elder Daniel Winters
23 Lake Rd.
Irvine, CA 92604
Hey everybody, how's it going? This week has been as superb as they come. Yes, there was a baptism this weekend, and it was, in a word, spiritual. It was awesome. As it says in D&C 84:20, "Therefore, in the ordinances thereof, the power of godliness is manifest." That is so true! Brother He is 82 years old and has been investigating for a while now. In fact, I've been working with him on and off for my entire mission. A lot of people never thought it would happen in this life, but Heavenly Father gave him a change of heart. Literally and spiritually, because he got a pacemaker put in a few years ago. I will never forget the feeling I had in my heart as I saw him come out of the water, completely clean.
God is good. He gives us these sacred ordinances and covenants that we might get closer to Him and feel of His Spirit more strongly. I'm grateful for these ordinances and I know that the priesthood authority required to perform them has been restored by a prophet of God. In other words, this work is true, and it is all for the salvation of God's precious children.
I love you all! Have a wonderful week.
- Elder Daniel Winters