Monday, September 7, 2015

A verdade claro como luz

Ola Minha família querida!! 

Hey guys! This week has been amazing here in Vila Franca de Xira. Sister Anaya and I are having so much fun together. She is amazing! We have literally been seeing so much miracles. 

President challenged all of the missionaries in the mission to do 20 contactos a day. It is literally amazing how many people we are finding. We are literally ´´tracking people down´´. It reminds me of Jermias 16:16´´Behold, will send for many fisherssaith the Lord,and they shall fish them; and after will send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain,and from every hill, and out of the holes of the rocks.´´ we are those hunters! We have found 3 different families from 3 different countries (Australia, Brasil and Angola) this week. This was all because we trusted in Presidente Tavares and he trusted in Elder Ballard who received revelation from the Lord. 

We were knocking doors on Thursday and we found a guy from Australia. It is pretty weird teaching in English but it also pretty cool. He said he doesn't believe in God but he wants to believe and he is praying and reading the Book of Mormon to find out the truth. After we taught the Restoration he said something interesting he said,´´This church is either not true or it is completely from God and is Christs church.´´ When he heard that The Book of Mormon only has 365 pages he said, ´´Seriously I can finish this in a few days!´´ 

I have been thinking a lot about the Atonement and I am beginning to understand it so much more. It is a really weird feeling but on your mission you are probably the best person you have ever been but you sometimes feel like the worst. Sometimes I feel like other peoples salvation is weighing on me. We watched a video in Zone conference and Elder Holland said, ´´It seems to me that missionaries and mission leaders have to spend at least few momentin Gethsemane...Now, please don’t misunderstand. I’m not talking about anything   anywhere near what Christ experienced... But believe that missionaries to   come to salvation, to know something of this price that has been paid,  will have to pay token of that same price. Yohave reason to stand  tall and be grateful that the Living Son of the Living God knows all  about your sorrows and afflictions.`` I am so thankful for The Atoning sacrifice of Christ.

I can literally feel my nature changing. I am becoming better. I bore my testimony in our little Branch and I just wept out of love for them. I shared how I know Heavenly Father loves us because when I have his spirit I am caring and worrying about others. I have been writing experiences in my journal form the past when I really had a confirmation that these things are true and one thing that I wrote down was about us one night after reading The Book of Mormon we began talking about Heavenly Father and how much he loves us. I remember we went on for hours and it was a school night. :) I am sure he just smiled and wept as he heard us talk for hours about how much we love him.  I am so thankful for this gospel. I know it is true! I love you all so much!! 

Eu amo voces tanto!! 

Com mutio amor, Sister Lacey 

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