Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Letter #56 Welp It's Simple
wow where to begin, im soo happy that all worked out with ronald and you are all living it up at home. This week was another benção! sister batista is great, she is my child ahah its funny. she is always laughing and messing around and always looks for me for permission to do things. she has so much faith in people and the investigators we meet. im just starting to grasp this attribute. i dont worry too much about it anymore, i have faith that the lord will do his will. when we trust ourselves, be obedient, and follow the spirit things will happen, if and only IF its the will of the lord. so when things dont happen its not time for them to happen and i have no worries but as long as i did my part, tudo bem. this reminds me of a promise that is in the book of mormon 9:21 "i say unto you that whoso beliveth in christ, doubting nothing, whatsoever he shall ask the father in the name of christ it shall be granted him: and this promise is unto all, even unto the ends of the earth"
welp its simple, like i always say, but its true. why is it so hard to have faith, sometimes i ask myself... it seems to easy to ask,knowing you will get what you ask for. we just got to remember if we dont get our answer its because, we didnt ask right or its not our time to receive it yet this leads ot another attribute.patience. ha yup another hard one. "the ulitimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience but where he stands at time of challenge and adversity"...
im trying everyday to master these two attributes but im long from it.. this sunday we were privledged to have another baptism of maria aparecida. she is so great. she wants her whole family to join the church because of her expample. she not only is seeing the differences in her life but she feels the daily blessings that come from the gospel of christ. we are also helping two families get married! so they can get baptized but its such a long process here i hope i get to be apart of it when it actually happens.
really fast i want to share a story about what happened to us yesterday. a cute little grdma of a neighboring ward called us and told us she had an investigator for us to teach. we went to her house with hope. her name is markelly and she is passing through a lot of problems with her family and finacialy too. she has no direction and her husband told her two weeks ago he is gay..rough. so we got to her house and her sister in law came in, we invited her too to participate in the lesson she didnt seem too happy but the spirit will cheer her up.... we started the lesson and the spirit guided the whole thing! markelly shed a few tears and new this was the direction she was looking for, when we invited her to be baptized she accepted when it was christianes turn (sister inlaw) im not gonna lie wasnt sure if she was going to accept.. i invited her to follow the example of christ and be baptized inthe church of god she burst into tears and told us that this was answer to her prayers and that yesterday she prayed to heavenly father for something to happen.. the whole room was fullof the spirit and sister batista was balling, she had never been a part of something like that. i told her that this is exactly what the lord wants for you and that this no doubt was his answer. i was so happy to be apart of that moment in markelly and chirstianes lives. im even more excited to help them change the path they were living. this is what missionaries live for, its how we get up in the morning, knowing that someone is lookin for us and if were obedient the lord will guide our steps
the gospel is the best gift you can give to anyone, its a gift that lasts for all eternity.
im happy to be a deliever of this great news