Monday, January 19, 2015

Getting Soaked

Well this week was tough with investigators. The mission is definitely a roller coaster hahaha. But its alright I know the Lord put me here for a reason. We had our investigator Maria at the Families are eternal with Paulo and Bete and Laura it was a great lesson we always talk about the proclamation to the family. They talked about how the Lord made difficulties for them, but they were able to get married because of them and that they felt the lord was grateful for them getting married. They also told about about their story with the gospel and they truly saw the lord hand in their life. Then we taught some other pesquidores about The Plan of salvation from life on earth to the end, because they had some questions on death. The lesson started off slow but picked up momentum and the spirit was peaking at the right moment and it was going awesome! we read 2 Nephi 2 :11 opposition in all things and Helaman 5:12- Need to be firm to our rock through times of difficulty. We got her to want to come to church on Sunday.

Weekly recap of what happened this week.
Monday - So our FSE (Families sao Eternas) with Jura and Diego got canceled because Diego was in Lages another city we have it with them today. We ended up just contacting some people.

Tuesday - Went and ate lunch at Judith her and her 2 sons who are young men age moved to Massachusetts this week! CRAY CRAY! Then from there we stopped by Irma Cuca and Banana (nicknames) to try to set up a FSE with them but only their son was home. But he said he would let them know. Did some more contacts in a new area and had some good success. A couple people marked for us to come back this week. Ana Paulo was one that really seemed interested. Then we went ate dinner went to the Rodaviaria (BUS Station) to get our tickets because we went on Wednesday to Tubarao for interview with President. Then we went to bishops for FSE and were waiting for him but he got super swamped at work but Irma Fabiana his wife fed us cake and juice and we remarked with them for tomorrow.

Wednesday - Went to Tubarao for Interviews I learned a lot about some scripture study. President honestly knows A LOT about the scriptures. He worked in the CES the church education system. Alma 36 is awesome so the first verse 1 and then the last 30. Then read verse 2 and then read 28 &29. It goes back and forth like that in the chapter. Then you are in the middle of the chapter the main idea that alma is trying to teach Helaman is verse 17 and 18. The importance of the atonement! He then explained about how EVERY Scripture will have some reference to one or more of these three thing THE CREATION, THE FALL, OR THE ATONEMENT. As I started reading and looking for those in the verses. wow you can really see it. Then we came back from Tubarao and when we got back in Criciuma it was pouring! Like it hailed! CRAY CRAY we waited in the BUS STATION for 20 minutes till it calmed down.

Thursday - We went to Cocal do Sul and visited Walnei and his wife and some contacts.

Saturday - So we went to Renascer visited a bunch of members and pesquisadores. When we went to visit Lourdes we have to walk across this big puddle it was way fun! and after that all four of us were in Renascer we went to take a little break and eat a small snack for dinner (I couldn't cuz I was fasting) and we were sitting at this bus stop just chilling, Betts was joking with me about eating and then a little while later (Saturday it rained quite a bit) as we were sitting there a car in the far lane goes into the lane near us and speeding up real quick and into this puddle that was RIGHT NEXT TO US, he sprayed us ALLL!!!! OH MANN!!!! IT was super funny though we were like did he seriously just go into a different lane and speed up over a speed bump just to do that! Then we had FSE With Paulo and Bete they are such a cool family.

Sunday - Church talked about Prayer in quorum and sacrament was good. Dos Anjos had a talk about JESTO the other talks were about how we need to remember we are children of God and of our potential, and the other was on the need to have a testimony of Joseph Smith.

Monday - So Elder Betts and I wanted to go on hike up the big/highest hill to take a sick pic of the whole city and everything but it was SUPER FOGGY today so it was a trippy trip up there. Couldn't take a good pic because of the fog.

Somethings I learned this week;
This week I was reading in Mosiah 15 and 16. And did as the Book of Mormon Promise of read, ponder and pray. And I testify to you that when we do that with a sincerity of heart It is a Promise that is Money! I know the Book of Mormon is true. It is the living proof that this gospel is true. If you want to know for yourself if its true Just Read it, Ponder it, and Pray with sincerity to know if its true and see what happens for yourself.

Love you all,
Elder JT Moore

Zone Conference in Tubarao
Zone Conference in Tubarao
Simao a little kid at lunch he is super funny!
Elder Betts bought us Pizza
Paulo and Bete Famly with Maria with the Podem sign 
Fog at the top of the Hill
Elder Betts and I at the top of the hill
Pretty spooky with all the fog in the morning