Oi Familia! Tudo Bem!
So it´s been a great week that ended on a great note, and then on a
not so great note. The best news is Carol was baptized on Saturday,
inbetween sessions of general conference. The other best news is that
we set a date for the marriage of Josali e Raimundo. October 26! We
set up an appointment with the Judge, payed the fee, finalized all the
information, and are really excited! The bad news is that I´m not
going to be here for any of it, and neither will Elder Carmongio. We
did such a good job with the area this transfer that President decided
to move sisters in. Oh well... I guess a little feminine touch
couldn´t hurt a wedding. I have one sliver of hope. They have my
name down to be one of the marriage witnesses at the cartorio, so I
might get to come back for the wedding and the baptism. I guess we´ll
see what happens.
I enjoyed conference, or at least tried to enjoy it as good as I
could. It´s not quite the same in Portuguese as it is in English. I
missed hearing the voices of President Monson, Elder Holland, Presdent
Uchtdorf, and all the other speakers. I tried my hardest to focus,
but kind of zoned out a lot so will try to download the talks in
English to listen to.
I´m sorry about the letters last week. I´m not sure what was going
on. I got a bunch of replies from the Mail Delivery Subsystem saying
my letters didn´t make it through to you all. I got all your letters
Well it´s been a great week and a great transfer. I´ll let you know
where I end up. I´m hoping to get out of Campinas and into the
interior of the state. Kind of getting tired of the city. But
whatever happens it will be good!
Scripture thought for the week is from Alma 29. He talks a lot about
his desires to serve God, and how God will grant unto us blessings
according to our desires, be it for good, or be it for bad. Desires
are at the base of all we do in life. As we purify our desires, our
thoughts will be purified, our actions will be good, and our blessings
will be many.
Sim, declararia a todas as almas, com voz como a do trovão, o
arrependimento e o plano de redenção, para que se arrependessem e
aviessem ao nosso Deus, a fim de não haver mais tristeza em toda a
face da Terra.
3 Mas eis que sou um homem e peco em meu desejo; porque deveria
contentar-me com as coisas que o Senhor me concedeu.
4 Não deveria perturbar com os meus desejos o firme decreto de um
Deus justo, porque sei que ele concede aos homens segundo os seus
adesejos, sejam estes para a morte ou para a vida; sim, sei que ele
concede aos homens, sim, dá-lhes decretos inalteráveis segundo seus
bdesejos, sejam eles para salvação ou para destruição.
5 Sim, e que o bem e o mal se apresentam a todos os homens; e aquele
que não distingue o bem do mal não é culpado, mas aquele que
adistingue o bem do mal, a ele será dado segundo seus desejos, deseje
ele o bem ou o mal, a vida ou a morte, a alegria ou o remorso de
Love you all and hope you have a wonderful week!
Eu Amo Vocês