HAPPY SEMANA SANTA!
Well this is the first day of the “Holy Week” leading up to the day where we celebrate the most important event in the history of the World, the Atonement and Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ!
This week wasn’t terribly interesting. We ate some beef jerky with peanut butter this morning. I recommend it! It’s kinda weird but strangely satisfying LOL
Well Easter in Brazil is all about the Easter Eggs. Every store in our area is selling giant chocolate Easter eggs ranging from 7 to 30 USD. Basically each egg is made of chocolate and has goodies in the middle. For example there is an “Avengers” Easter egg that in the middle of the egg it has a watch with the heroes from the avengers! There will be a parade on Good Friday. Other than that I have no idea what is going to happen, I will let you know next week!
We have been working with an awesome new family this week. The dad (Ricardo) of the family is “Catholic” and the mom (Beatriz) is non-denominational looking for a good church. The Daughter (Lidia) was recently baptized in an evangelical church and the 22 year old son (Bruno) is going to be baptized in the LDS church this Saturday. We sat down to teach them about the Restoration of the Gospel through Joseph Smith and the family understood everything really well and understood the importance of Christ´s doctrine. It was a great lesson and we were excited for them to come to Church yesterday. Unfortunately they didn’t show up. Ugh, sometimes I wish that people’s agency wouldn’t get in the way of their salvation but it is all good. We are excited for Bruno’s baptism and know that his family will be touched.
Like I said, this week the world will be celebrating the most important week of the history of Mankind; the Atonement, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. These events were prophesied since before Adam walked with God in the Garden of Eden, and are the base of the Christian Faith after almost two thousand years after the first Easter. The Atonement of Jesus Christ has the power of making bad men good and good men better. Only through obedience to the principles and ordinances of the Gospel may we be cleansed through the blood of the Lamb and return to live with our father in Heaven.
Christ’s mission did not end at his death, nor his resurrection. I know that Christ is working countless miracles in the lives of countless people around the world. His hand has been in your life and in Mine. I testify of the fact that “He is Risen!”
Elder Topper Yost