Monday, July 20, 2015

From Hills to Beaches

So this week was great. I spent most of the time trying to learn the area, I am still lost, but get a little bit more knowledge of the area each day. I do miss Joaçaba and the super awesome members and investigators and Elder Choate, but it’s nice not climbing up hills all day now hahaha. Elder Sullivan and I are getting along great, he is super awesome. He knows his stuff and is already a great teacher. It is going to be a fun transfer. All the Elders here in Guaratuaba really liked my planner that Carlos made for me! So some of the people we are teaching are; we have Bruno that we are helping with the W.O.W. He did pay tithing this week, which is awesome he has a testimony about! Also, Vinicius is the other investigator we are teaching both are in their 20s. Vinicius always does everything we leave him and is going great! We have a FHE with both of them, and hopefully Edson as well tonight! We are also working with Lucas and Adriana. Adriana is being reactivated and Lucas her husband wants to get baptized, but they have to get legally married first. We are going to work hard on that to get that all in action! I am super excited to be here, there is a lot of work to be done. There was 85 people at church this week, a few years ago they usually had around 150 people attend most Sundays. A lot of people have moved, and some are now inactive, so we are going to go and get them back. It is cool to be close to the beach even though all we can do is look at it! We have to get the members working with us like back in Joaçaba, there are a lot of part member families here that we need to help make into eternal families!

So one of the first things I got to do this week was my was my first baptismal interview. The Elders of Itapoa, are teaching Michele, she was definitely prepared and has a testimony of the gospel and how it has changed her as a person. She is a really neat person!

So on Wednesday we will be heading to Joinville then taking a bus on Thursday to Itaja, where we will listen to Elder Leal who is an Area 70. It should be a great experience.

What I have learned is that we need to love the scriptures, we need to truly love them, they have the keys to unlock eternal life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
STUDY THEM!!!!!!!!
2 Nephi 4:15

If I remember correctly I was reading in the bible where it said the Lord looks on the heart and not the outside beauty. Is the outside of our vase really pretty and inside dirty or are we a vase that is crystal clear with clear water inside. The Lord knows every desire of our heart, he sees our heart and knows each one of us!

Love you guys have a great week!
Remember to do the little things to become an Eternal Family!

Elder JT Moore
My New Companion Elder Sulivan
A view not far from our apartment
The District!!
Cool car we found \
"Morro de Cristo" it's foggy I'll try it on another day
Selfie at the Ocean
Elder Moore Loves You
Elders in our Apartment