Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Letter #73 My Rock is Firm

no i havent gotten anything from the ward...but i did get the christmas card! it looks great. i approve of the pic i was nervous ahah. i got ambers xmas card too. so cute the babies... i sent a cd of two transfers yesterday in an envelope i hope it gets to you before feb.. well see let me know how long it takes.
a few questions before i write
the mosquitos dont quit but im not using the net i will leave it here for someone else who needs it.. i use the repelent you bought me everyday seems to work.
wow so what a week.... not knowing the area or anyone we began to work..we ended up finding some investigators (so we thought) and when it came to bringing them to church no one came... we had 12 people to bring and every single one fell. it was a blow especially for sister chaves. i love here, she is so sweet. she tries to keep a smile on her face even though she doesnt know what she is doing and is confused about 95% of the time. We laugh a ton which helps.. we started to sing the primary song popcorn popping on the apricot tree. i sang in english (tried) and she sang in portugues she began to laugh and said it doesnt seem like your singing in english, the next contact we made on the street, this man was convinced that i was from venazuela. i just say that im brasilian ha but no one buys the blonde, blued eyed trick...
despite not having too much success with new investigators we confirmed the family that was baptized the sunday before. they are a family of 5 and they are so special! i want to find a family like them..
i have been thinking alot that becuase i have so much time on the mission i put alot of pressure on myself to always do my best and sometimes my best doesnt show on paper or in numbers but the lord knows how hard me and my comp are working... although the results havent come yet i have no doubt in my mind that the lord is holding our blessings they are just waiting for us...when they will come im not sure thats whats hard about it. i have to be strong for my companion and have faith that everything will work out. (alma 36:3)key word, TRUST. i was reading this morning in helaman 5: 8 and 12 " ye may do these things to lay up for yourselves a treasure in heaven which is eternal.. ye must build your foundation who is christ.. when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have NO power over you because of the rock which you have built"
my rock is firm im ready for whats next...
on tuesday morning was a blessing and a half.. we went to venda nova to have our district meeting and i noticed they were filling up the baptismal font and i asked is someone getting baptized today? and the elder that is now in venda nova said "ya, they are getting married in city hall right now and then they are coming here to get married" i paused and said wait who??? he said rafaela i almost screamed... rafaela and leo was a couple sister dunlop and i found in august,, leo was less active and lived with rafaela who never acce´pted the gospel. when we knocked on leo´s door he was smoking.. me and sister dunlop helped them come back to church. when sis dunlop left, sister batista and i baptized their son on conference weekend in october... when i left venda nova i didnt hear a word about it and what had happened with their date to get married...what do you know, the lord put me back into the pampulha stake so on a tues morning i could be present in venda nova for rafaelas baptism and wedding. i immediately called president parrella and told him the good news. he gave me permission to stay and watch this special day in the making for over 6 months. when they arrived they were so surprised to see me, she thought that i already went back home. the members of venda nova were happy to see me too, it was like going home again haha. it was a miracle that i was there, more like it was a small tender mercy of the lord... even when were at our low heavenly father blesses us. gotta love him...
amo voces
fique firme
Sister Aubree Corbin

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