October 1, 2014
So, remember how we were opening that city that has never ever had missionaries in it ever?? We had some problems.. Like, the mission was looking to rent a place for the church meetings to be held and our mission President called Salt Lake to ask them about it and they told him that that was not the way it worked. That it was the Stakes job to rent a place, not the missions.. so until they get that figured out we´re not allowed to go back! Ha ha
Way less stress on my part.. Bummer that we won’t see the work continue yet.. but now we´ll be able to focus on Itapipoca.
The interview of a woman that we will baptize was made yesterday and she passed.. :) And she´ll be baptized on Saturday. Her husband has a really closed mind and heart, but little by little we´ll be working with him..
Nothing super out of the ordinary happened this week that I can remember..
An Elder that lives with us goes home this week......he’s way trunky and unfortunately it´s wearing off on me.. I’m doing my best! but it´s hard.. ha ha ha
We have another possible baptism this week.. the guy went out of town, but if he gets back in time he´ll get dunked in the water. He´s a like 70 year old man that has been an English teacher for like 40+ years. He started going to our English classes and he´s like my best friend now and he´s already been taught everything. We´ll see how that goes though.
Glad to know everything is well back there! Hope everyone is well!! :)
-Elder Kyler Blane Farr
This week was awesome! Ha ha ha We had some big news at church! We had the Stake President come and make some changes...
Our Branch here will change.. Instead of having all of the meetings on Sunday, we´ll change it to having the classes on Saturday evening with just Sacrament meeting and Gospel Principles on Sunday.. Weird HUH!? Just like the old days.. right? Ha ha
I gave the lesson…. (is that how you say it.. ?) in Gospel principles.. I taught the class.. there we go! Ha ha ha about eternal families and I had the Branch President’s wife bear her testimony and share her experience of sealing with her family in the Recife temple. She cried, and a family of investigators cried too! It was awesome.
I just realized how thankful for the Opportunity that we have to be able to live with our family forever. There are some things that will have to change so that we can ALL make it there together, but I know it is possible. We sang the hymn ``families can be together forever`` also, and it was awesome.
We have two family home evenings planned for tonight. One with a couple where the wife is less active and they will get married for her ``husband`` to be baptized and the other one
a family of four that loves the church meeting and are already married. They loved the Idea that their family will not be broken up after death, that they will be able to continue on, learning and growing.
They realized that it is ONLY possible through the restored gospel of Jesus Christ!
I love this Gospel. It makes so much sense.
If you want to know if it´s true, PRAY ask God. He is waiting to answer your prayer. But you have to pray with faith.. okay!?
It´s a bummer that when we finally get the hang of things, it´s when our time is running out. I love the Brazilian people. I´m grateful for everything they have taught me and how God used me to help them. I know I have a bunch of time left.. ha ha and I’m not trunky! But I’ve just been thinking about all that I’ve done and all that I still have to do.
I know that this is the only true Church on the face of this earth. The ONLY one with the Priesthood power and authority of God to make covenants with him. Things that count here on earth and that God will recognize too.
-Elder Kyler Blane Farr