Tuesday, August 21, 2012


Então... quer dizer que... Sam Nelson casou-se? Que legal! (Translation from Portuguese to English: So you mean to tell me that Sam Nelson got married? How cool!) I´m excited to hear that Sam Barlow is going off to serve already.
Well we´re going to baptize a young man named Fabiano. He really listens during the messages and understands them. We still have to teach him more but he accepted a date for next month. There´s also a young man named Cristian who already knows everything. We just have to sit down with him and mark a date. He stopped us on the street the other day to tell us he´d been thinking about it a lot.
I was reading John the other day and when I came across verse 18 in chapter 21 I got emotional. "Verily, verily, I say unto thee, When thou wast young, thou girdedst thyself, and walkedst whither thou wouldest: but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and carry thee whither thou wouldest not."  I always get that way reading that verse. I know it's not exactly about this but it´s true that the Lord changes us and we do things that we wouldn´t normally do if it weren´t for Him.  He stretches and shapes us.
We had an activity at the Church. My companion and I invited about half the city and there wasn´t a single non-member who went. It´s tough but we´re still chippin´ away at things. The work goes on.
One of the young men I taught in my first area named Julian was baptized about a week after I was transferred from there and is active. He found out where my old companion Elder Andrade would be at on Sunday and went to Sacrament meeting in another city to visit Elder Andrade.
We played ping pong with the branch President today for P-Day and  we had lunch with the Philipelli´s (married couple missionaries). They are great and have three potential families to baptize...the couples just don´t want to get married... That´s normal here. That´s okay though, the Philipellis have a history of successfully marrying people! Wish me luck this week.

I would love a new razor" =)
I´ll have to send Rick some Brazilian deodorant. It´s so awful.

1 comment:

  1. Glad to hear you're so upbeat and optimistic about everything! You're doing good work. I'm sending you photos of our family, like I promised.