Monday, August 12, 2013
Sorry this email home probably won´t be terribly long. I had to send some attachments, etc for the mission office and it took a little extra time.
But we had another great week. Yesterday we had the baptism of J. He was a miracle who fell into our lives this past week. He really developed a testimony and had a strong desire to follow the answer that he received. F. has been progressing so much, and he has been so fun to teach and see progress. Yesterday, M. gave her first talk (she was only baptized 2 months ago!). It was so neat and so special to hear her give a talk. The gospel truly changes lives and it's been so neat to see her grow and change through the Gospel and the atonement of Christ.
This week we had our leadership meeting in Londrina. Which was really powerful and inspiring. I am so grateful for the opportunity to learn and grow and the new things that we are learning with Pres. and Sister Genaro.
We were supposed to catch the bus to go back to Campo Mourao the day after. But Pres. and Sister Genaro gave us 2 and the 2 sisters from Maringá a ride. They were going to Maringá for interviews with the missionaries there and then Sister Genaro needed to see our house. So we got to cut the hours down on the bus ride and get to know them a little better. It was really neat and they are both really funny.
Our branch is preparing for a temple trip in October and it was really neat to hear a short talk from one of the counselhors who talked about preparation and sacrifices. It was really neat. The temple here is about like Anchorage for us. About 7 or 8 hours of driving. But often times represents a larger sacrifice for the people here. I am so grateful for the testimony my parents helped me develop from when I was young and could see the sacrifices they made and the love they have for the temple. I know that it is worth the sacrifices we make to go there. That it can enrich all of the aspects of our livee.
Our internet library is closing... But I love you all and hope you have a great week!!!