Monday, May 14, 2012
Day after Mother's Day Skype call
We found a family as buenicismo this last week. This family is well prepared to accept the gospel. They are not married yet but she told us she wants to get married in our first visit. They have an 8 year old son and a brother in law, 19. They all have much faith but are not baptized in a church yet because they are waiting to find the true church, (thats where we come in). They understand the restoration perfectly. Last Sunday we fasted to find a prepared family, and Tuesday we find them. The miracles that our Heavenly Father gives us when we exercise our faith is amazing.
I did divisions with elder Wilding here this week, we found another very young family. The guy is 19 and she is 21, have a new baby. He has a lot of faith in Christ. The first visit we taught the restoration and gave the book of Mormon. passed by second time, he read some chapters in 1st Nephi. he asked us the best questions like how do you know God exists? How do you know that this church is true? How do you know that Joseph Smith was a true prophet and that there is a prophet today? How do you know that the Book of Mormon is true? When answering each question, I could feel the Holy Spirit testifying to him. Then we endend a prayer on our knees. I love this feeling. I want that experience every day of my life.
Our recent convert Fernando will receive socerdocio Sunday. We began to teach his brother and father this week. They can see the difference in Fernando and are very curiouso to see if theres actually something more to this church after all. his brother christian seems like a 17 year old rebel kind on the outside, but deep down we can see that has a desire to follow Christ. After we baptize him and the father, he has 5 more children we can baptize.
This change went by way too fast. Time passes very quickly when we are working full time, and its much more fun. Elder White is a very hard working missionary, its been fun working with him. This Wednesday are cambios so he is probably going to leave.
Hey Ben do you have anything of the language learning books from your mission? I want to start reading o livro de mórmon, but i dont have the first clue how to pronounce portuguese. I keep reading it as how you would say it in spanish and I sound rediculous. So if you have anything super basic I`d love it if you could send it down here.
It was awesome seeing you all on Saturday, or at least hearing from you. Reece I think Eric Gibbs only jumped 19`10 and he is doing track at the naval academy. If you get one more foot in the next two years thats a schollarship in the bag to the U of A. Go Cats!