Hello All and Merry Christmas!
Sorry for the weak weekly letter last week... I just realize that we will be
talking so soon :) I don’t think Skype will work, maybe but as for a lan house
open on Xmas... it’s not looking too bright. But whether by Skype or telephone
it will most likely be xmas day... xmas eve is going to be very busy. We are
going to have a caroling night for the zone and then a xmas dinner... just that
well we´ve got to plan it. HAHAH AWESOME!!! it will be great when we are there
and stuff just the whole finding less actives that we can visit near the chapel
for 24 missionaries and also finding a way to MAKE a xmas dinner for 24 elders
is a bit of a challenge. the lord will provide a way of that I am sure.
This week was really cool Elder Mazzaguardi for the 2nd quorum of the 70 comes
to visit our zone. I WAS INTERVIEWED BY HIM!!! haha elder king and I were
pretty nervous but he was really chill and cool about it all, we basically just
talked and then he asked if I was worthy. then the next day we had a 4 hr. mtg
with him. One thing that called my attention he said if you want to be saved
you can go home right now... you do not need to do anything to be saved Christ gave
us that as a free gift, you were born you will be saved. the he paused and said
now if you want to be exalted... that’s a different story. if you want to live
with god and your family for ever you have a fight in front of you every day or
the rest of your life... and no one else in this world can help you. sure they
can give advice and tips but in the end it is up to you. DO you want it or not?
this life is just to test our obedience... that is all. it is so short so fast
so quick, so what are you going to make of it?
Elder King and I are with some difficulties in finding new families... and it
is so frustrating like everyone here in the north east of Brasil is supposed to
let you into their house... that’s just normal...but they stopped... and I don’t
know why. it’s like we are in Europe or America. so we are going to figure out
why, make the necessary changes and then go at it again. haha this work cannot
be stopped, and it never will!!!
We have this one family we are teaching Alex and Eudenei, we went and taught
them for the 2nd time this week and we took our GIANT BOSS ward mission leader.
we taught about the book of Mormon. Elder king found this family 2 weeks ago
and the first words Alex said were "you won’t change me from my
church." so anyway we begin to teach and the spirit was so strong and the
lesson went so well, it was so good I completely forgot about all the troubles
of being a missionary. we got near then end of the lesson and asked "why
is it important to know this book is true?" and Alex answered... to follow
what’s in it. man I was so farting happy at the moment. elder king then went in
for the baptismal invite... they accepted to be baptized on the 29th of December!!
it was truly and awesome experience. we will sadly have to remake them for a
different date because they didn’t go to church this week but still that family
will be baptized, a blessing from god.
We met another young man he had been to church once like 3 or 4 weeks ago
(before I got here) and we finally found out where he lived but any way... we
begin talking to him he is 17 years old but it quickly become apparent that he
is not a normal 17 year old... he was like You know elders I find you church
very interesting you do not speak about salvation, but it seem that at your
church you focus on exaltation... why is this? man we are looking forward to
going back there and re teaching this future stake president. haha
well I wish you all a happy and merry week before xmas!! hope you get a moment
to watch Elf :) Love you all!!