Hello my dearest loved ones. This week was a week that Heavenly Father blessed us to see some of the fruits of our labors. This Sunday, the frequency hit 76, which is record in this branch, and just four short of being able to be qualified to be a ward. (!!!) Taisi and Diego, two eternal investigators, were baptized, and we had a frequency of 50 people at the baptism, another record!! And we had two resgates this Sunday also!!! Heavenly Father is pouring His blessing upon this blessed city. I love this place and I love this work. One miracle especially special to us that happened this week is this: so we live behind a fast food restaurant where a less active young man of 23 years works. Every day we passed we talked with him, and every Saturday night we nagged him to go to church, and he never went. But, Saturday, another young man that is preparing to go on a mission, Filipe, was talking with him (Douglas). And Saturday night at the baptism, Filipe came running up to us and told us that a miracle happened, that Douglas decided that he wanted to return to church, and that he too wanted to go on a mission. He said that he told Filipe that he wouldn’t let him go alone! And so he went to church Sunday and at the end, he thanked us for never giving up on him. Never never never give up on the lost sheep; we never know when the Savior will touch their hearts and they will return, and we will be the way through which they could be saved again (3 Nephi 18:32), and we will be engaged in the same work of our Lord Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father; in the saving of the human soul.
This week I remembered a primary song that touched my heart as I did a study of the Atonement of Jesus Christ.
It shouldn’t be hard, to sit very still
To think about Jesus, His cross on the hill
It shouldn’t be hard, to sit quietly
To think how He suffered and died for me
(And then I forgot the rest haha but anyways)
I made a goal to think more constantly about the Savior, in every moment of every day, so that I could come to know Him even more than I have come to know Him here on the mission, and I challenge you, my loved ones, to do the same 🙂
I know with my whole being that Christ lives, that he lived and suffered and died and lived again for me, and for each one of us. Let us try to make every day a demonstration of our humble gratitude for this eternal and perfect sacrifice.
I love you all!!!!!
Photos! 1. Erick, one of the most Christlike persons I have ever met in my life, dedicated his whole Saturday to helping us with the pia batismal for the baptism, because always something has to go wrong with the pia batismal the day of the baptism haha
2. These kind missionaries used this mop to imitate my hair lol
3. Taisi in white!!
4. Diego in white!!
5. Diego and Pedro Paulo Dias hahaha love them