Monday, January 13, 2014

"It was something I have NEVER felt in my life"

This week was really good! I need to make a correction though. I told my mom last week that I had boils but I used the wrong word, they were blisters. Mom, those little blisters on my arm have cleared up. Now I am just working on the legs now ;)  This week was awesome! We met an Amazing family. Their names are Washington, Valdirene, Mateus, Walesson, and Ryani. They are really receptive and it has been great working with them. We have a baptism with Walesson this week! It was very spiritual as we taught and worked with him this week. We had invited him to come to church with us and so we walked a half hour to meet him. He lives in Premeiro de Maio.
My companion was a little worried that he wouldn’t come with us but when we got to his house he was waiting for us at the door!!! Right before sacrament meeting we got a call from our Zone Leader and he challenged us to talk to each of our investigators who were at church with us to pray during the passing of the sacrament and ask if this church was true. We had 6 investigators at church and so we asked everyone to do this... After the meeting I asked Walesson if he had done this and he said, “yes, it was something I have never felt before in my life" after that he said "I want to be baptized".  He is 14 years old and has a very strong testimony of the gospel. I am so grateful that we were given the counsel for this small invitation. The spirit during the sacrament was so strong. We asked all of our other investigators and they all said the same thing that it was something that they had NEVER felt before in their lives!! What an amazing blessing to know that these people want this in their lives!

We also had the baptism of Thamiris, it was awesome!! The spirit was so strong during the baptism and then I was able to be in the circle when she received the Holy Ghost. She will be an amazing missionary one day.  This week was just full of these great experiences and I really felt the Spirit especially during the end of the week. I love serving the Lord and I know that this church is true. Those of you who have fallen away "Come, Join with US!" You had a testimony at one point, it is still there! If you know of someone who has fallen away share your testimony with them! Invite them to church and to pray during the sacrament!!! You WILL feel something you have never felt before! Also do this for YOURSELF so you can feel this amazing spirit and then share it with others!! I love you all!!!


Elder Stilson

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