So Sonia went to church this week, and she is looking forward to General Conference next week, as are we! We also marked her for baptism on the 24th of October. She finished reading the Book of Mormon, I can’t believe she read it so fast, way faster then I have, and probably most members. Lucas and Eli and the family went to Parana and got all of their documents to be married, so once they are married they are ready to be baptized, the whole family. We taught them the lesson on the Sabbath and the importance of keeping the Sabbath day Holy. We also found 4 new investigators this week that really look like they want to know about the true gospel of Jesus Christ. The ward members are helping us and it is great to see the progress that is happening with the ward, missionaries, and investigators. Things are just progressing really well! We planned an awesome ward dinner and played charades, it was a fun night and we had some investigators there so that is awesome.
So on Monday we went and visited Roberto and his family. He is less active and they have a son who wants to be baptized. They were going to have the missionaries baptize him, but we said no, Roberto you are going to baptize your own son. So we have been helping him get his life back in order and doing the things the Lord wants us to do. He has been receiving little miracles that have blessed him and helped him do the right things. Then another day we were traveling on the bus and we were talking to this man whom we have talked to before, and then he was like go over there and talk to my friend and get her address and start teaching her, she wants to know about the church. On Wednesday we were out making contacts and nothing was really happening, anyways all of a sudden I had an impression we should go and visit a name that I had seen in our area book. So we go over and “clap at the gate” and this guy comes out and talks to us, we explain that some missionaries had talked to his wife before and we were stopping by to see if they were interested in listening to the message we had to share. The man invited us in, and come to find out his name is Helder, which is pronounced just like Elder in Portuguese. His wife is Janaina, and they have two boys John and Peter. All they need is James and they would have the names of the three apostles that restored the priesthood. They were a really cool family and it was fun to teach them.
So here is a funny experience I would like to share this week; Elder Keller and I were walking by this river in the middle of the city and there are black berry trees, and we were picking them off and eating them. But some were really high so we had a stick and were picking them off and some would fall and blow up on our shirts. Hahaha, it was super funny, I guess you had to be there. Don’t worry mom they were really easy to clean out, so our shirts are still white. It was a fun experience walking and eating blackberries.
I was studying this week in Alma, I think it was chapters 37 and 38, it was about Alma talking to his sons, he was talking to Shiblon. You could see that Shiblon was a great son and a great person, mainly because of two big things, he was faithful and diligent. He was always doing what the Lord wanted him to do. We always need to be working our butt off and be diligent, we can’t take breaks and let up. Constantly going the extra mile, never slacking in life.
Justin I love hearing your audios they are super funny and make us laugh, all the Elders gather around and listen to them. Remember to study and ponder the scriptures every day, make sure you are reading preach my gospel also. It’s going to help you so much if you read it all before your mission. Please just love mom and dad and be obedient. Just trust them they are crazy smart, and do things to help us and make sure we are prepared for life. I know they are not perfect and sometimes may annoy us, but I know they know what is best for the both of us. I love you so much, we are totally going to wrestling when I get back. I am probably going to get killed but YOLO… I love you so much brother, work hard and be good!!!
Make sure to watch conference this week and prepare this week and have questions going into conference, I know that you will get answers to your questions from conference. Let me know what you learned from the conference talks.
I love you all, have a great week, pray together and do the little things for each other,
Elder JT Moore
|Huge pizza we ate|
|E. Keller holding up the 60 cm pizza he bought|
|We are going to get FAT!!|
|Especially when we ride buses in this area|
|E. Buck making cinnamon rolls|
|Them cinnamon rolls sure look good|
|They taste good too!!!|
|My Selfie game is a little off!!!!!!|