Monday, August 4, 2014

August 4, 2014

Hey Family!  Happy August!

LOTS of things happened this week here in Tamandaré.  
First, TRANSFERS!  I received a new companion, Elder Boyd, an American from Texas.  He has almost the same time as I do here in Brazil, so it's fun being on the same level.  Haha it's funny sometimes during lessons or contacts because there are still a few things that neither of us know.  But it will be a good transfer!

We were running nonstop this week, catching Elder Boyd up on the area, helping the other Elders in our area teach a single-mom and her family (we can't enter a house without an adult man), and teaching an elect named L____ everyday this week.  L____ is a poor, humble woman, who cares for A LOT of kids.  She let us right in a few weeks ago, and we taught her, and baptized her this week!  It was a bit of a roller coaster (Satan ALWAYS tries to stop people from making covenants), but we were able to answer her questions and doubts, and this Sunday, she was baptized!  She was SO excited and happy to finally find the truth.  Nothing beats finding people who are ready to receive the Gospel!

Things are starting to heat up.  Winter came and went here in Curitiba, and it's already hot again!  Haha

This week, Elder Boyd and I are going to work work work until we drop.  Having a companion that I can be friends with will make a big difference and help a lot I think.

These past few weeks I've been on a "blessings of the Book of Mormon" kick.  I keep going back to the words of King Benjamin when he tells us when we will receive blessings promised from obedience to the commandments.  He said, 

"...he doth require that ye should do as he hath commanded you; for which if ye do, he dotimmediately bless you..."

I love this promise, because I KNOW that when we keep the commandments and covenants we made with Heavenly Father, the effects and blessings come.   How happy is that!

I love this Gospel.  I know it's true!  Nothing else in this world can change people for the better like the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Have a SUPERB week!  I'm thinking and praying for you!


PS - I HAVE PICTURES!!! But I left my camera at a Recent Convert's house... sorry!  Until next week :)

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