Monday, July 24, 2017

Apr. 24: The week the presidente do Missão nos queimou

P-day we went to the National park with _______ e _________, two membros afastado. After that our week is a blur of knocking on doors, rain, baptism invites, calls from our zone leaders 3x a day, urgent messages, and phone calls.

There has been lots of slacking off in our mission. So on Quinta-deira we got called to drop everything and hop on a bus to Juiz de Fora, which is mais ou menos 5 horas away. I am not unguilty of slacking off. Nossa. we got burned. But it was so good. It was a burn, but it was a good burn. 

 Presidente Lacerda falou muitos coisas. Basically we need to serve with all our hearts and leave no room for distractions with things of little importance. We need to get to work and be obedient.

Things are stressful right now. But it´s the good kind, because it motivates me to press forward and gives me energy to do the things I should. 

MILAGRE: on Wednesday the president mandou que todos as pessoas que foram em igreja uma vez devia ser convidado para será batizado no Sábado. So we visited the house of _________. We didn´t know what we were going to share beforehand. But we ended up sharing this part in the Livro de Mórmon about how we need to not procrastinate the day of our repentance. And so, with the spirit super strong, we invited _______ and _______ to be baptized. ________ said that ________ vai batizar nesta Sábado e gave the permission she had previously withheld. It is hard that she declined. She knows these things are true. But she has her agency. i only hope that in the future she will change her mind and her life and join her children as members of the church of Jesus Christ.

This is one of the harder months for missionary work. But I am 100% sure that God is in front of this work. That God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. That He is always reaching out to gather the just. That we can always knock and He will be there. The Book of Mormon is true. When we read, we come closer to God. When we act, we become more like Him. When we pray, He answers our prayers with comfort and help with our challenges and temptations.

I am grateful that the president burned us. I feel more at peace now, more excited, more confident. I hope you all can feel the same way too :)

______, the sister of ______, was baptized at last! She is such a smart girl, and sassy too haha. But she loves reading the Book of Mormon and going to church. 

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