Monday, April 16, 2012

transfer 11 week 4

i have only this week and the next left of this transfer, already! the Time really is flying by. Sister De Oliveira and I are really working hard to do better each day so that we can qualify to receive the blessings of the Lord--finding, teaching, and baptising the Lord´s Elect. It is no way an easy task. This past week we spent much of our companionship study hour to study more about the role of the Holy Spirit in our teaching, and in the conversion of our investigators. Without the Spirit, we are teaching the precepts of man, it has to be in the Lord´s way. We have had some realy neat experiences in our teaching where all are being edified, where all can feel the presence of the Holy Spirit. We met three families this week to teach, two of them we have to help them get married. People dont always understand that marriage is one of the ten But we are really excited to work with them. We havent been able to teach them yet because of the weekend of Páscoa, of Easter. when we came for one of our appointments, the father of the family had brought home some friends to celebrate. We´ll just say that of the 6 adults present, only one was in conditions to be taught so we remarked for during the week. As a missionary, i dont really like holidays because its an excuse to get extremely drunk. EVERYONE. So we didnt have a realy good turn out of our investigators going to church, but the Lord blessed us. The parents of Percídio that live out on the farm had come in to visit. His mom was baptised the same period as Ediria and the kids. After the sacrament meeting, Mamedes came up to us and said he wants to be baptised, and very much. We taught him during the sunday school class, his wife had been studying on her own out on the farm and was wanting to know when she can get married in the temple. (it was funny, she said, i finished reading the gospel principles book. I was married in the catholic church, but now I know that only counts for this earth life. We will do 50 years mrried in may, can we get married in the temple then? I answered, when you do 51 years, you can!) It really was a miracle, because he had to be interview by president, and because of certain conditions he´d probably need to wait for more permission, so it wouldnt be until summer. But presidient called upon his conselor here, President Midina and, after his interview he was baptised. Percídio baptised him. IT was so neat, all of their children where there and watched the baptism. Really soften the heart of one of his daughters and she wants us to come by and vist. SCORE!!! baptise the patriach, batise the family!!
We are really excited to kick butt and work super hard this week. I wanna finish off this mission baptising like i have never seen before. Thats what the Lord wants, right? I know that this church is true, the only one with the priesthood, there is no way I could negate that.
Love you all,
Hope ya´ll had a great Easter, remembering Who it is that gave His perfect life for us.

see ya´ll in a few months,
Sister Smith

miracle baptism!
one is of the whole family,
and the other is part of the family!
what luck i had fixed my hair yesterday...

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