Monday, June 9, 2014

Things Happen for a Reason!

Hey everyone!! Well this week was better than the last. The message that President James E. Foust gave was true that "Hope is the Anchor to the soul!" Due to the hope and faith waiting diligently for the tree to bring forth good fruit, we have been able to see that some of the seeds that were planted by us as well as by other missionaries we can now help these people more with their faith in Christ

This week we have really been working with the members trying to find anyone who will accept our help. This week I can really see why I was called to serve in the Denver Colorado South mission in the Alameda branch before I can here. There are a lot of less actives in the ward and I have been able to try to use the same things that I learned in Colorado to share here in Brasil! There are so many ways that the Lord does things for a reason! If we trust in the Lord everything will be all right!:) I have found this to be true in so many ways here on the mission that I hope to take away and always use this in the rest of my life!

This week we found a lady named Rose who is a less active with her aunt and her daughter. It was so great to find this family and help them get into the fold again. With this we have also found another person to baptism! Her name is Maria Eduarda. She is such a cute little girl and super funny. Also, the boyfriend of the oldest daughter has also been listening. Both of them accepted baptism on the 21st of this month. We are so happy to be able to see them be baptized. We have also been teaching Sarash and Matheus and Marly is coming back this Wednesday so we hope to be able to see them and mark a baptismal date with them. We have been so blessed this week. Oh the mercies of God!!

This week I have also been studying the past conference, and have learned so many things. There are two talks that are short but are so good to read and they invite us to do so many things. The one by Richard G Scott and by Russell M Nelson. They both talk about how we are here to be example to those who are of and who are not of our faith. We are examples of our savior Jesus Christ and we need to let it show! We are taught about how in the Book of Mormon the Lamanites and the Nephites bonded together to defeat the Gadianton Robbers and how important that was and how we can apply that in our day. We need to bond together as THE Church of God so that we can help our Savior bring souls unto Christ. It cannot just be members or just missionaries it has to be everyone joined together. Joined together in our homes and families with family home evening, reading the scriptures and praying together building up our Zerahemla!!! Let us all work together to get the work of the Lord going. The Lord knows our difficulties and how busy we all are but WE HAVE TIME. There is always someway to find just a little bit of time. We have to have this in our lives. Without it there is no way we can defeat Satan and his army. We need the strength in the Lord as well as in ONE ANOTHER!!! We are all in this together ( No reference to high school musical;) ha ha) (3 Nephi 3). We have all been given so much. We need to be grateful in our circumstances!! (Deiter F Uchtdorf as well in this conference). 

 I know that the Lord will help us while we try. We need to rely on the Lord to help us with these things. If we ask with faith, and HAVING the faith to act on the answers we receive, the Lord will give us the answer we are looking for. Ask the Lord for one person you can share the gospel with in prayer and have the FAITH to be willing to act on that answer who ever the person may be. The Lord has prepared so many people. The field is white already to harvest, meaning that the field is WAY past ready and has fallen on the ground just waiting to be picked up and ready to be brought in.  I love you all and I love the mission that I am in. Time really is going by so fast and I am trying to make the best of every second. Preparing for the future. I love you all and thank you for the prayers and everything!!!

3 Nephi 5:13 "Behold, I am a disciple of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I have been called of him to declare his word among his people, that they might have everlasting life."

Elder Stilson

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