Is there anything special about the 8th of March? I don’t know, but for me it is a holiday because it is P-DAY!
We have had another great week here in Paradise. Today we got a haircut and I am going to trying to attach a photo of me and Elder Wilde. I love Juiz de Fora, and we are really having a great time because we have been hitting the street hard! The Lord has been so merciful to us too.
We have been drinking a lot of what is called Tereré, It is a south American cold tea from the Mate plant. It is super good! It’s super healthy for you and we just love it. It tastes a bit like grass, but REALLY GOOD GRASS!
This week we got a great referral from the Ward, a young MARRIED family that are best friends with the Elders Quorum President. They travel a lot and so yesterday was the only time we got to teach them in over a week. We taught them the first lesson about the Restoration of Christ’s church for us in our day and it was the best lesson that I have taught in a long time. They are sincerely searching for answers and their search for a Church that they will be able to raise their family, He lead them to us, the Church, and the Lord Jesus Christ. They understood perfectly, asked amazingly sincere deep questions. The Spirit was there and they are going to Church tomorrow for the Second time. They travel a lot, he works on an oil station in the ocean, and she is going to start a class in São Paulo, and so we are going to be bold with them and help them get baptized together. We have been praying a lot to find a family that is ready for the Gospel and I feel that this family will have a profound impact on the ward, themselves, and their children if they embrace the restored gospel.
Time is sacred! And we are a “peculiar people” as the Lord said, 19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
The World offers all types of excitement, it offers fortune, it offers fame, it offers everything that appeals to the “Natural Man.” We as members of the Church are familiar to a common phrase. “Being in the World and not of the World.”
The Gospel offers happiness, love, friendships, salvation, meaningful family relationships, it offers everything that appeals to Children of God.
I know that these things are true!
A Fé é tudo!