Monday, January 12, 2015

Year of the Churrasco

First off thank you soo much mom, dad, and Justin for writing me, I am really grateful for my family all that you do for me.

Weekly Recap;

Monday - PDAY we updated our entire AREA BOOK. President wants just one book per ward so we got that super organized and set up. Went contacting but it wasn’t very fruitful. We started the Families Can Be Eternal Family Home Evening (FHE) last week and it was a huge success, we have 4 marked this week and 1 is a member investigator one and the other is with just investigators!

Tuesday - The 135 birthday of Criciuma, so a lot of things were closed. We visited Ivoline and Janice to see how they are and try to mark a FHE with them and their neighbors, but the neighbors are at the beach. Taught Cabral and Marines 2 Nephi 31, The Gospel of Jesus Christ. Received a Christmas stocking from the Blanchards it was awesome! Thank them soo much definitely a great treat and we are going to go look for some dry ice tonight to make root beer.

Wednesday - We did contacts in Operiria Nova, went to Maria and Padrastro and talked to them, tough situation there. Importance of Faith. Went to Jura and Diego to plan the families can be eternal FHE.

Thursday - Had breakfast a McDs! Felt like a hypocrite because I had just finished doing exercises and then ate that hahahah. Had churrasco at Alexandre (ITS THE YEAR OF CHURRASCO!) Then went to visit Ronaldo, then to Gloria and Claition but only she was home so just talked to her for a while but they are still working at the beach on weekends. Then me and Elder betts went to visit Daverson, Mariana, Larissa and Junior, but only larissa and junior were there just talked to them and get to know them. Their uncle came in and was talking to us too!

Friday - Went to Cabral and Marinese, we talked more with Aliene this time. She wasn't interested in the BOM but said she could read it for her dad who has sight issues. We went and did Families are Eternal FHE with a ward family. They had a lot of family from Sao Paulo in so that was great. They were having a huge meal so we ate after, it was really cool.

Saturday - Had lunch back at Romanina and Luciano the family we did families can be eternal and had churrasco (YEAR OF THE CHURRASCO!) then visited Antonio, Fatima, Maria, lourdes, and Edmar and Rsalene, also stopped by and talked with Paulo and Bety! Talked with Ronaldo about going to church on sunday. Super good day! When we went and visited Maria, she had stopped reading the BOM but we had a great lesson. Elder Gomes had a great question when he asked her if she believed we were representatives of Jesus Christ and she said yes so he said okay this is Jesus Christ saying "Maria please read this book, I know it will bless your life, read it, and ask my Dad if it is true, He will answer you" The Spirit was super strong it was awesome! She came to church and is reading again.

Sunday - Church, Maria and Lourdes were there also the ym and yw brought 4 friends to church, that was awesome. Had a great lunch at Gelson and Elanede. And then went to Cocal do Sul and contacted a reference and also had a great contact she was really interested in the BOM.

It honestly was a great week, We keep improving we both don't want to leave this area but we will see. It’s great to see the change in the ward and the work. The members now are seeing the success we are having and are also a building a lot better of a bond between them and us so it is awesome we have been having a lot more different members go with us to lessons and also the families can be eternal FHE is going awesome. We also started a 40 day fast in the ward this week. You can just feel a different spirit and mood in the ward and can see it in the work too!

Scriptures I've learned. Man I and truly am learning what it means to STUDY THE SCRIPTURES! Mosias- 5:8, 4:8, 3:17 The only through Christ he is the way! It is him or nothing. We need to strive to be like him and also get to truly know him, because how can we become like him if we truly don't know him. To know him.

Cool spiritual experience, So about a month ago this lady that is a less active member got a hold of another member to ask for a blessing for her baby daughter who has chicken poxs and had been only getting worse. So me and E. Gomes went over and gave her a blessing and just talked to them a little but nothing really happened after that. Then on Saturday we went to this paper store and the lady talks to us and explained that the next day her daughter was fully cured of the chicken poxs all gone! She said she was so grateful and now her husband gained a lot of faith. They are going to have a baby blessing on the 1st Sunday in Feb. The priesthood is truly real but it also needs the faith of the people too!

Love you all,
Elder JT Moore
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