I don´t have too much time, but I´d like to leave some good news in the time that I do have! Last week we found a family while knocking doors. It is a family of 9. they were wonderful and open and willing to listen. this week we helped one of them, 17 year old Gean enter into the waters of baptism. Gean is such a good person! He was being prepared without a doubt. This upcoming week we are praying hard that miracles will happen with the rest of the family.
I am so unbelievably happy to fulfill my purpose as a missionary and not just to help others by serving, but to help their eternal well being by helping them enter into a saving covenant. I am super happy to see my lill sis do the same. In Canada, she will find and help sons and daughters of God to be cleaned of their pasts. I am so happy and proud of Sarah too, I know one day she will serve a mission too in the land that God calls her too and she´ll get work done 🙂
I love you all and know that this gospel is true,
Family and friends, I am soooooooo happy to have the chance to write and read your letters every week. What a blessing modern technology is 🙂 This week My companion and I had the opportunity to do splits and I was able to get to know the marvelous Sister Do Nacimento from Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul. The south of Brazil is basically the Texas of Brazil. Lots of cow boys and her accent is great! Sister do Nacimento and I worked like crazy women and contacted more than 250 people in 2 days! She was on fire! I love the oppertunity to be with other missionaries to teach and to learn new tecniques and to help our beloved Brazil Londrina Mission grow.
Lately, I have been reading in the book of Alma and I´d like to share a tidbit that caught my attention during personal study today…. I´m sorry, but I didn´t bring my english Book of Mormon with me today. In portuguese Alma 34:31 reads, “Sim, eu quisera que já não endurecêsseis vosso coração, pois eis que agora é o tempo e o dia de vossa salvação“ , in Sister Dean gringa translation it reads “ Yea, I would that thee would not harden thy heart, for behold that now is the time and day of thy salvation“ <-(Scripture, fancy translation is tougher than it looks) I felt so impressed by this prompting to wake up and to battle for the NOW. now is the time to become better, don’t wait till new years, make a resolution now to let go of the past and to progress. This life is a test and we need to progress. This principle applies to so many of our investigators who have fear to enter into the cleansing waters of baptism, or fear to quit smoking or drinking. As a missionary I need to let go of the worldly things and thoughts every day and tune my mind to the work and the responsibility I have so that I can become a better missionary. each one of us need to always be progressing. Find that fault in your armor and fix it! We need to be prepared for the battle 🙂
I love you all and I pray for you always.
Com grande amor,
This week will have to be real short, we need to leave for a meeting in Londrina and we´ll be spending the day on the bus!
Conference was SOOOOOOOOOO good. I couldn´t help but notice all of the talks on marriage and families. I love you guys and hope you all know that we´re in it for the eternities. This weekend we helped a miracle girl named Tamires be baptized in between sessions. When I get home I´ll have to tell you the story of how she asked to be baptized even before we even mentioned the word ´baptism´ lol, I love my mission.
I love you all and am praying for you! keep me updated!