We are signing in a bit later today because we ran to the park to trade some stickers! Here in Brazil, everything is getting ready for the World Cup in June. As part of that there are hundreds of people running around collecting stickers of the teams that will compete in the cup. Look it up on Google its really crazy! LOL
This week was really rewarding and hectic, but rewarding so that is good! We have 2 families working towards baptismal dates in these next 3 weeks. They are super great! One of them I already talked about, that is Junior and his wife Irene. We met Irene last night and they are super excited to go to church this week and read the Book of Mormon. They have an 8 year old daughter too. They are big on family union and on service. We hit hard on that and on the importance of reading the scriptures and praying to receive revelation. They are from the “Spiritism” faith, but are really curious and excited to know more about the church!
The other family that we are working with is José Francisco and his wife Sônia. They are very catholic. I love them! I think that Sônia still doesn’t realize that we aren’t catholic. We talk to her about the importance of coming to sacrament meeting and she says things like “Yeah there is nothing better than a good Mass on Sunday is there?” I am joking about the part that they think we are catholic. But here in Brazil everyone is catholic! Anyway they are reading the Book of Mormon daily. They are having trouble praying but we are working with them on that! They are also coming to church on Sunday. We brought Niralto to teach them with us and WOW he dropped a powerful testimony on them and the spirit was so strong that you could feel it. He told them about how his life changed forever when he started living the gospel. That is true, the gospel changes our lives!
Our other investigator with a baptismal date for the first of June is Amanda. She studies with a RM from the ward. She is 22 years old and knows all 300,000 churches in the world and has been to all of them. She is studying the Book of Mormon to know if the Church is true. She also is going to church on Sunday.
That is 5 investigators who are going to church tomorrow! We are super excited; my mission is far from over!
We have a bold message as missionaries. We teach that through the Prophet Joseph Smith, the Lord restored His true Church here on the Earth. Bold, right? How can we claim to know that? How can we claim to have priesthood authority, the authority that Jesus Himself gave to the Apostles? The reason that we believe these things is due to the fact that God reveals these truths to all who diligently search to find out for themselves through prayer and study. That’s how I know, and that’s why I am here.
I know that this gospel is true! I love it; it is the only thing that will bring peace to our lives in these latter days!
A fé é tudo!