Monday, August 12, 2013

August 5, 2013

Well it was a fantastic week here in Imperatriz.

We had our zone meeting and it went swimmingly. We have a goal of 20 baptisms for this month. And after this week I feel like we will reach it this month. We had Lunch with the zone at Brazilian bbq place, like Toucanos in Provo, UT. It was really good and everyone loved it.

This week we met an awesome family! a few weeks ago we made a contact with a guy who is 23 years old and so we went to contact him spoke to him on night after and then marked to visit him on Tuesday night we got there and he father answered the door... invited us in and we stated talking with the 23 yr. old after a bit his father sat down and we spoke to him too, then he got up and left... after 3 min he called us to the back yard to eat dinner with them... we went there and had a delicious soup. Before we knew it was time for us to go home so we marked another night to return. Friday night we returned and they did a BBQ for us!! Man it was REALLY REALLY GOOD!!! Ha-ha but this time after the dinner we taught the Restoration and the 23 yr. old told us he has been looking for the true church. He accepted to be baptized along with his parents. We left the Book of Mormon and we will go back there this week.

I learned a bit about agency this week. As we were teaching an investigator, she told us of a dream where one of the members of the ward was dressed in white and she was at some sort of meeting... I then showed her a picture of a baptism and she said that in her dream the member was in the baptismal clothes. we went on the ask her if she believed that Joseph Smith was a prophet and if she knew that the Book of Mormon was true, all of which she responded yes. She knows she needs to be baptized, the only sad part is that she will take a job which will make it impossible for him to continue going to church or for us to visit her... we left the lesson very sad because she chose to not follow the answers she received from god. The Agency of people has given me the most joyful and sorrowful moments of my mission. I have come to realize that God respects agency so much more than we do. 

Well that was basically our week. I love you and miss you all!  

-Elder Howe

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