Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Oi familia tudo bem, tranqulio, ótimo:

These week have been great with learning, teaching and preparing people to be baptized. We Had many miracles at church this last week, we were scrambling to pass by the house of our investigators and help them come to church, many that we had invited did not turn up, but 3 or 4 of our investigators arrived and were spiritually feed and started there progression to be baptized in the coming weeks, it also helped us know who to focus on and what we need to teach to help them progress. Uriel the young man that we had baptized last week was confirmed and we have seen in a few week the lives of this family change forever because of the wonderful message of the restored gospel.

Dad thank you very much for the great ideas that we can talk about to help the work in Perdoes grow and how we can help retain and help our new converts endure to the end. That is so exciting that Sister strange is very close to enter the temple, can you give me her address I would like to write to encourage her and her family.

This Saturday we will be listening to two apostles Elder Ballard and Elder Anderson, this will really be a day our mission will change for the better, we are preparing a lot for Saturday, with a fast, and preparing spiritually so that the spirit can't be hindered in teaching us what we need to learn. Elder Anderson knows Portuguese and will be speaking it to us, but Elder Ballard I don't think speaks Portuguese, we heard in the multi-zone conference of an experience President Tanner told to us. He had a friend attend the dedication of the MTC in Sao Paulo in 1995 where Elder Nelson dedicated the MTC. While he was giving a brief talk he stopped and said that the faith of the people there was sufficient that they did not need a translator any more. The Friend of President Tanner said He can't remember what language he spoke, but he remembered that everyone understood every word that he spoke. That spirit and faith is what President Tanner wants us to have so that we can really hear the Will of God this Saturday.

Thank you so much for your love and support


Elder Sands