The week has just kind of flown by. Time just seems to kind of
disappear sometimes, but I guess you just have to make the most out of
So here are some highlights from the week... Actually, I'll think I'll
just tell about Saturday, because Saturday was kind of highlight day.
Saturday morning we were able to take Rodrigo e Elisangela to visit
the temple with us which was really great. They felt the spirit so
strong, and all of us were just renewed by the wonderful spirit that
is there. We taught them about eternal families and temple marriage
while we were there, and the Spirit was so strong so I challenged them
to baptism again. I was almost positive they would say yes, but after
thinking for awhile, they went back to their same answer of wanting
certainty. It goes to show that the real path to conversion is
through the Book of Mormon and personal prayer. They have only read a
litte bit, so we need to really get them started on that. They've
been coming to church for 5 weeks already, and they come to all the
activities and everything. Even the members think they have already
been baptized which creates some funny/awkward moments. But with time
I'm sure they'll come around.
After the temple we had a delicious lunch, made some visits, and then
went to visit Larissa (niece of a member who we have been teaching) to
make sure she was all ready for her baptism, and while we were there
we got a phone call from the bishop that the water in the neighborhood
were the church is had been cut, so that kind put a wrench in our
plans. But we called up some other missionaries and last minute they
were able to go to their church and fill up the baptismal font for us,
and last minute everyone drove over to the stake center, but it all
went smoothly which was good. The only problem was that we were
supposed to have a ward activity after the baptism, and the baptism
got way delayed, and so nobody showed up to our church until 7ish and
it was supposed to start at 6, and we had some investigators that had
gotten their early so it was kind of a bummer for them, but oh well.
Everything turned out fine.
Well I guess that's kind of a sneak peak into a day of a missionary.
Or at least a good day of a missionary :). You have to go through a
lot of hot sunny days to have one of those, but it's definitely worth
Amo todos vocês. Espero que vocês tenham uma ótima semana e que
reconheçam o amor de Deus em suas vidas.
19 E eis também que se eu, a quem chamais vosso rei, que passou os
seus dias a vosso serviço e, contudo, esteve a serviço de Deus, mereço
algum agradecimento de vós, oh! quanto deveis aagradecera vosso Rei
20 Digo-vos, meus irmãos, que se renderdes todas as graças e
louvores, com todo o poder de vossa alma, àquele Deus que vos criou e
guardou e preservou e fez com que vos regozijásseis e vos concedeu
viverdes em paz uns com os outros--
21 Digo-vos que se servirdes ao que vos criou desde o princípio e
vos está preservando dia a dia, dando-vos alento para que possais
viver, mover-vos e agir segundo vossa própria avontade; e até vos
apoiando de momento a momento--digo-vos que se o servirdes com toda a
alma, ainda assim sereis bservos inúteis.
22 E eis que tudo que ele requer de vós é que guardeis seus
mandamentos; e ele prometeu-vos que, se aguardásseis seus mandamentos,
prosperaríeis na terra; e ele nunca se desvia do que disse; portanto,
se guardardes seus mandamentos, ele vos abençoará e far-vos-á
Ele sempre está ao nosso lado para ajudar, consolar, e fortalecer.