So Ive written this email 3 times now and for some reason it just loves to erase itself. So with much patience and attempts- here is the weekly update haha.
This week we saw miracles.
Lots of people said they would not be able to come to church. We arrived on sunday and had 6 investigators there who we had invited weeks ago, and this week all there and they LOVED church! I was praying alone and with my companion to see miracles this week at church because we did not have a lot of people to bring to church and the Lord truly touched these 6 people to show up. It was a wonderful sunday full of classes inspired and taught by the Spirit that touched the hearts of our investigators.
We ate lunch with the bishops family on sunday and the two daughters were playing with their cousin. One of the sisters was being left out. I loved the moms response to her daughter who was excluding. She said, Are you a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints or just a normal little girl? The daughter responded that yes, she was a member. and then her mom asked, is this something that a member of the Church of Jesus Christ would do? Is this the right choice? The other sister was quickly included.
I thought a lot about those questions this week and am grateful for the opportunity to apply them in my life. Is this something that a follower of Jesus Christ would do? Would say? Would think? Would want? What a great lesson for all of us.
The Church is true. Miracles are real. The gospel can change our lives if we let it. When somebody is visiting at church, go sit with them. introduce yourself. How many people in your life are ready for the gospel and are waiting for you to open your mouth or be an example?
We love doing an activity with members here. Lets imagine that we are in Noahs ark time again and you have to tell all of the people that you love that they need to get inside the ark to be safe. The water is coming and you need to tell everyone. Right now- make a list of all of the people you would want to make sure are in the ark and safe. Family, friends, neighbors.
Now- after making your list. You will invite all of these people in some form to visit the church with you this sunday. If you really love them, dont keep the best thing you have (THE GOSPEL) from them. They need our help!
Mathew 5: 14-16 Let your light so shine...that they may see your good works and glorify your Father which is in heaven. We are the members of the Church. We are followers of Jesus Christ. Let us act accordingly.
I love you all!!!! Have a fantastic week!
Pics from this week. Teaching a convert how to tie a tie.
After getting rained on and sprinting home.
A cool brasil sign i found.