Monday, November 10, 2014

18 weeks... No I am NOT Trunky!

Hey everyone!!! So my amazing companion said to me this morning, "You only have 18 weeks left on your mission!".  Oh great, ITS GOING BY SO FAST!!!! Well this week was a little slow. We made lots of contacts and lessons but few people want us to come back. They tell us they already have their religion or we should use our time wisely and teach those who don't know about the message of Christ. I get very frustrated at that response but I love serving and helping those who are willing to allow Christ to change their lives. This week we finally had LeideSônia go to church!

It was an amazing blessing to us and a testimony of Diligence. We were also finally able to teach Luis. On Tuesday we were able to take a member with us to make these visits and we saw that Luis changed. He was actually really interested when a member was with us. He wasn't able to go to church this week because of an ACT test that he was taking but he said that WITHOUT FAIL he will go this next week. Other than that nothing has really happened. That was the highlight of our the week. Last night were transfer calls. Elder Alarcon and I being transferred. So tomorrow I will find out where I am going and possibly what I will be doing the last 18 weeks of my mission. 

I don't think Elder Stilson's shoes can handle any more flooding!
We were received a letter from the area Presidency of Brasil. Here in Brasil there is a HUGE drought. Everything is drying up and the country is needing help. The area presidency has asked that we all do a fast on the 15th to the 16th of November asking God for rain. BUT just enough that the earth needs that way we don't have the flooding and other problems that typically happens around Christmas time here in Brasil. We are asking anyone who would like to join in this fast to help the Saints in Brasil as well as all who are affected.  Everyone would appreciate it.
There has been one major theme that Elder Freire and I have been using to teach this week. With Luis we taught about the Plan of Salvation and how important it is that we listen to what Christ has given to us. In the 34th chapter of Alma we learn a lot about this special plan and what we need to do while here on this earth. What an amazing blessing it is that God has prolonged our days so that we can repent of our sins and come back and live with Him again. BUT today is the day that we must prepare to meet him. We need to remember that no unclean thing can enter into the kingdom of Heaven and that God cannot look upon sin with the least degree of allowance. He sent his beloved son Jesus Christ to save the world from an everlasting destruction where we would never have an opportunity to have a body again or an opportunity to live with our families. We need to be prepared for the coming of Christ.  Each of us needs to be personally prepared and also help those we love and even don't love as much as Enos taught. Christ is our great example of Obedience and we need to follow that. If God responds to our prayers saying that these things are true, "Not my will but Thy will be done". These are things that we all need to learn and then share it with those who don't know it. I love being a representative of Christ!!!  I love you all!!!


Elder Stilson

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