I have been called to serve in the Brazil Londrina mission for 18 months. I report to the Brazil MTC on May 9th 2012. I will miss my family, friends, and worldly possessions, but am excited for the opportunities that await me as a missionary. My purpose as a missionary will be to invite others unto Christ. My mom (and family) will be posting emails from me on my blog.
Monday, October 28, 2013
It was another great week here. I think summer is officially starting. The hot weather stays and the rain has stopped. This week it stayed about 93 degrees or a little hotter each day.
We saw some miracles here in our area this week for which I am really grateful to Heavenly Father. We had the baptism of an amazing man named O. We met him 2 weeks ago in the street and he was smoking and had a drink in his hand. But one of the things he said was that he wanted to be saved. He completely moved his life and was truly prepared by the Lord. He has the greatest heart and it was really neat to see how much he moved to follow the example of Christ.
This week in one of our lunches we met the mother of one of the women in our ward. She told her conversion story and it was really, really amazing. Its pretty long. But because of her example and her pioneer story, she raised her kids in the gospel, and now has grandkids who are being raised in the gospel. One person can bless generations. She bore her testimony of the gospel and missionary work and it was really special. I know the restoration is real! That Joseph Smith was called of God and restored the gospel and authority of God on the Earth. Today we can be baptized and receive all of the blessings of the gospel!
I know that we can have true happiness in this life and in the next only through living the gospel righteously. I know that obedience to God is to trust in him and that when we are obedient we show our love and gratitude. I know that faith is the first step. To trust that God loves us and has a plan for us.