Monday, June 22, 2015

Seek the Spirit In All You Do

Another great week her Joaçaba! One of the great blessings about working here is that we have a lot of members that help in the work, they invite their friends or they come on visits with us. It is awesome to see our investigators getting to know lots of new people in the branch. We have some great investigators that are progressing; they are making changes in their lives and are now living the word of wisdom, and going to church on Sundays. This week we had 8 investigators at church and the other elders I think had like 3 or 4 so it's going good here in Joaçaba. I am sooo grateful for this work, and I know that the Lord's hand is in it without a doubt. The Joaçaba branch is amazing with members that are helping in the work.

We continue to have great results with having FHE with members and investigators. On Sunday night we had an FHE with the Viera family and we watched the restoration video and had Dionatan and Debora there and you could definitely feel the spirit and they recognized it too, it was awesome. One thing that is so true with everyone recently who has accepted baptism is that trails have come to them (2 Nephi 2:11). The elect ones who truly are willing to take upon them the name of Christ can overcome those trails (Helaman 5:12). It is so awesome to see that happen, because you know that this work is real without a doubt and Satan knows that once they are baptized they have the gift of the Holy Ghost and that is a huge help to each one of us to overcome trails!

Even though I have seen the video a ton of times, one thing in the video that hit me hard this time was when Joseph talks about the vision and says I don't blame anyone who doesn't believe it, because it would've been hard for him to believe it if it had happened to someone else. But that is the amazing thing about this gospel we can all know for our own self is these thing are true and it all is in the BOOK OF MORMON. We can all know that these things are true! Also in another lesson we talked about eternal families and with that big conference at the Vatican and all the major religions, all of them, said the family was very important. What is interesting is that only our church has true doctrine that families are beyond this life, that families are eternal, if the Book of Mormon is true, families can be eternal if the Book of Mormon is not true families cannot be eternal.

The lesson this week in Elders Quorum, Chapter 12: Seek the Spirit in All You Do, in Ezra Taft Benson manual was awesome! It was something that helped me out a lot. I loved it! Honestly we always need to be tuned in to the spirit just like a radio and a radio station because if you lose it is hard to fully understand. So we always need to live in a way that we can constantly have the spirit be our companion at all times!

Here are the videos of the week that I want you to watch;
The Eternal Perspective
La perspectiva eterna del Evangelio


Elder JT Moore

District Meeting
Always raining here in Brazil
No comment
Cool looking fly I saw on the wall
Zone Conference
The stairs to Heaven!
Jesus Loves You!
Happy Birthday and Fathers Day Dad!
Awesome family we get to visit
I didn't know Brazilians were so short
Well deserved Ice Cream Break