Monday, August 24, 2015

O Evangelho de Cristo

New PJs and package from home :-)
The flowers they planted a while ago

Making torillas

Ola Minha Família, 

Hey guys sorry plans changed so much. So the wedding actually didn't happen they haven't got all of the papers they needed yet. So that was a bummer but I actually got permission to go see them today for P-Day because who knows if I will be transferred far way. I am so excited. I will take a lot of pictures. :) 

This week was amazing I hit a point in my mission that I realized that I speak Portuguese. Haha I know it seems a little late but I just love it. I talked to this one lady on the phone and she asked where I was from in Portugal. Haha I laughed so hard and said that I am American but it made me feel really good. 

So for a funny story. Our Branch President Rui Marques has 2 kids, Lara and Tomas. Tomas is seven and he is hilarious. He tries to be rebellious but his parents dont let him. We starting joking around about Tomas becase he was smiling a lot at this young women in the ward and Sister Harper said,´´Ela é tua namorada tomas?´´ (Is she your girlfriend tomas) And he said, ´´Ja tenho suficiente Sister.´´ (I already have sufficient sister) I seriously laughed so hard. His mom then told him that he better not have any because he knows he cant date until he is 16. They are great. 

This week has been amazing. We found a family! They are from Brasil and they are amazing! They have 2 little Boys and they have been married for about 5 years. It is just amazing to me how much the Lord really does prepare people. They have heard about ´´mormons´´ in their church so they were a little apprehensive to talk to us but they want to know the truth. It is just amazing to me how much the spirit works through us to testify to them that the fullness of the Gospel of Christ was restored. The same doctrine, the same ordinances, the same authority and it is the only church on the earth that has the fullness. Irma Dora came with us to a lesson and she said that doubts are normal but all those can be taken away through sincere reading of the Book of Mormon. She is amazing! They are reading and praying and want to know. 

I have been thinking a lot lately about my testimony and the moments when I really came to know that this is Christ's church. And it is amazing how much I came to know when I was just a child. I still remember praying next to my bed at 4 years old with Brooke when she was only 2. I just always knew that God existed. I have also thought a lot about when I read the Book of Mormon and finished it for the first time I have shared that experience a lot this week and I am so thankful. Because from that experience I know that if a little 11 year old can know it is true and then a 14 year old boy can be called to be a prophet and can see God the Father and Jesus the Christ. I am so thankful for this gospel. Hold on to the things that we know. I have explained this to people that we can really say we know. Because if we felt the spirit testifying to us then it is a fact that God responded so then we KNOW. 

I love you all so much. Remember what President Uchtdorf said, ´´Doubt your doubts before you doubt your faith.´´ Eu amo vocês tanto. Fica feliz. Amem O Senhor! 

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