Behold, the field is white already to harvest; therefore, whoso desireth to reap, let him thrust in his sickle with his might, and reap while the day lasts, that he may treasure up for his soul everlasting salvation in the kingdom of God - Doctrine & Covenants 6:3
Sunday, April 17, 2016
Hello family, friends, and my other relationships...
This week we had a wonderful conference with President
Fernandes. We all got a little singed. HOWEVER, it was a very good meeting with
him. In the end of all that we had some good reminders about what
is our purpose as missionaries. The Doctrine & Covenants mentions COUNTLESS
times we are to teach nothing save it be repentance. So, that has been the
change of plans from President Fernandes to us. We are much more focused on
teaching the gospel of Christ than we otherwise would think.
We also have found some fun errors in Portuguese that have
caused at least six other churches to form. YAY CONFUSION! We love when we GET
to explain, and now that I have a Spanish speaker with me it's 100% easier to
explain that the translation is wrong, not the Bible.
Story of the week, "KNOCKING".
We were walking down a street like any other, when we got
the urge to knock a door that was inhabited by what looked like a bear. When we
got closer we discovered it was a St. Bernard cross. The family couldn't come
out, but the dog about tore open the gate to get to us. RELIEF, no hair was
lost on the part of the missionaries. We then found a house with a young man
that was taught by missionaries but had fallen into that "we forgot to
make a record of him" mess. So we are working with him and his older
brother. After the St. Bernard it was a very large hound/ German dog mix. Also
fun, but this one didn't want to eat missionary so all is well.