Thursday, May 12, 2011

Letter #38 Comfort My Soul

hi mommy,
what happened to your foot? how did you hurt it? they eat rice beans and bread great for your health an everything is fried, dad would love it. it was soooo goood to hear everyones voice!!! there's something different about hearing your voices.. emails just don't cut it sometimes. i of course didnt think i would cry i was strong up until the phone rang. i haven't been thinking about the phone call really so i guess i wasn't too prepared to hear my loving family and not cry alittle ha.. it was hard to talk in english in the beginning sorry if you couldn't understand a few things. sister flora was laughing at me to think harder so i wouldn't speak portugese. im glad everyones doing great. loved the pics.. i sent you and dad a card last week so watch out for them this week also i got your card this week with the chip. and it says that i have a package so it should be there. conference is next week sometime and we got two sisters one american and one brasilian. ya ill see what ill do with the tights are you still going to send me skirts?? bc i will give a few away here. i would buy skirts here but they are not the standard most of the members wear the same skirt each week and they all made them by themselves. ya amber wrote me an email about how they were going to visit that should be fun... i saw a commercial at an investigators house about the pirates of the carribena are you making a movie list for me i hope ...i can't make one i don't know what to put on it hahah other then harry potter ha..o okay so'send me some pics of the fam from your computer and i will save them to my chip and print them that way you dont have to send them to me i can just do it here also will you send me mikies weding invitation when is it again?
this week was full of hard work. last week tuesday we found a mom, bianca that has been taking the lessons. she is great. she has a little boy who reminds me of dane, so cute.. she accepted the book of mormon and knows that we were an answer to her prayer. she came to church sunday and loved it.. so we were really excited for her baptism to be this sunday.. last night we started talking about the gospel and what she needs to do to be prepared for baptism.. she opened up to us and said i didn't tell you guys this but monday night late i was praying crying for heavenly father to send me a sign or a message to help me and my family. the next day you guys knocked on my door. she started to say that every time you guys are here i feel different. i don't know what it is but even when i look at you guys i see a difference then other people.. we explained to her about the spirit and how heavenlt father answered her prayer and sent us to her door... then she said but i have to tell you something, im not really married... uh what? she is not married legally! = she cant get baptized = not for along time= my heart is broken. i was so excited to help her recognize the truth and be part of the kingdom but were just at a hold. the process to get married at least in minas is long complicated and expensive and no one wants to do it. she said i don't feel right getting baptized with out being legally married. we told her ya she needs to keep the commandments to be baptized...i know the lord will bless her and her family perhaps in the future other missionaries with knock on her door when she is fully ready but she still wants to come to church and learn more.

i want to have the faith like alma. his joy is preaching the gospel alma 29:9"that perhaps i may be an instrument in the hands of the lord to bring some soul to repentance and this is my joy"... i read in alma 31 this morning and i think it was exactly what i needed to hear to get my hopes up again to find the elects alma 31:31-38, "o lord, wilt thou comfort my soul and give unto me success...their souls are precious and many of them are our brethren, give unto us power and wisdom that we may bring these our brethren unto thee'' 36 is my fav...'' alma had said these words that he clapped his hands upon them and they were filled with the holy ghost'' i can just imagine the joy they felt right before they seperated..blake remember that story you told me that one day when you and your comp were so excited when you left your appt to go preach? that's what i thought of when i read this scrip and that's what i feel before i leave.. the mission is full of ups and downs but the ups always exceed the dissapointments.. 38 says they left without thought in what they would say, where they would go, what they would eat or drink but having faith in the lord.this was according to the prayer of alma, this because he prayed in faith... im working on this faith.. i hope one day i can achieve a part of the faith alma had as a barbacena got a new leader da obra and o i just love giving talks one day in advance :) do what you gotto do. live it up...

sister corbin.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, what a bummer! I knew it was expensive to get married, but it sounds like a long time waiting..??? Do you know any more? Bless her heart! But, she is doing great!!! Thanks for sharing!!!