Monday, December 1, 2014

Let it RAIN, Let it RAIN, Let it RAIN!!!

Hey everyone!! So this week went by so fast. It was awesome!! So it started out with making a good old Thanksgiving dinner on Monday. It was awesome! I made turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, 100% homemade pumpkin pie, green beans, corn and rolls. Too bad the computer isn't allowing me to get my pics off my camera. But anyway, this week was really good. We met so many amazing people and had some amazing blessings. So we found and taught Layzla, Kessia, and Eliana again and this time we taught about the Plan of Salvation with these 3 ladies. It was a really
good lesson and Eliana even read more than 20 chapters in the Book of Mormon. It was crazy!!! She knows all about the story of Lehi and Nephi and all of their trials and blessings in the wilderness. We were able to mark baptismal dates with all of them which was really cool. Please pray that the 3 of them can receive an answer to their prayers that this is the true church before the 12th of December. They have so much faith. I am sure they will receive these blessings. After that we went and talked to a referral named Lucas. Lucas is an awesome investigator! He went to church last week and cried during the sacrament meeting and begged us to go to his house to make a visit with him and his family. We were able to go and visit with him and his family and we taught the 1st lesson about the Restoration. We asked him if he would pray and ask God if these things were true. The next day we went and talked to him and he said that he knew that this is the Church of Jesus Christ. It was amazing to hear about his experience! We are going to mark a date with him tomorrow for hopefully this next week he will be baptized too. Then we went and talked to a young man named Gabriel and taught him about the Book of Mormon and about the need of being baptized. He is 15 and we are excited to teach him and his family, to get them all baptized and to get them to the temple to be sealed in a year. We also have been teaching Gisele who has a lot of questions but is finding answers. So Eliana, Eliana's daughter, Lucas, Gabriel, and Gisele went to a conference yesterday that was held in Colatina. It was an amazing conference with President and Sister Young. The talks really helped all of our investigators about the amazing blessings that they can receive being members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was a great experience and they want us to come and teach them more about the Gospel.

Last night around 5:00 the skies closed and the clouds opened up and it rained for about 4 hours. Yep we all got soaked!! It was probably the funnest day we had. We all were playing in the rain because it was such a drag to be walking in the rain but we all seemed to make the best of it!!!! Haha it was super cold and we were all DRENTCHED!!! The only happiness that it brings me is that this is my last rainy season sooooo... LET IT RAIN, LET IT RAIN, LET IT RAIN!!! The good things is that it doesn't flood too bad here in Linhares! Well it was an amazing week. I know that through diligence, obedience and finding the Lords hand in our lives this life can be the best thing in the world. I love my mission and I love the people with whom I serve! I love the Lord and I am serving him the very best that I can. I love you all and pray for you all!


Elder Stilson

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