Sunday, September 21, 2014

Can't waist blessings

Week 32

Sister Robyn Perez in Campinas, Brazil

Received 08/18/14


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This week didn’t go as planned. But that’s ok! We've been working really hard onone of our investigators...and he is literally breaking my heart! One night he had his cousin over and shared the most awesome testimony! Then yesterday, we saw him in the street withcigarros!!! He was smoking one!!!! AHHHH! He walked up to us and of course we were all sad...he just smiled and laughed. I didn’t even say a word, and Sister Moura did all the talking. After we left him, I told Sisters Moura and Mitillo "this must be what it feels like when your child is choosing not to live the gospel." He had the potential to be such a strong member and this is why the adversary is working so hard on him right now. We just got to keep helping him see his true potential!


We had interviews and zone meeting this week too! My interview went well...I said more than 3 words! Ha, ha. And at our zone meeting I sang with a few other missionaries. We sang I am a Child of God, but it was a different version...and on the ukulele!!! :) Then our Zone Leaders did an amazing training. It was about the atonement! They had one Elder come to the front and he had us each write down a blessing we had received or needed. My blessing was the ability to speak Português. After he had gotten each of our blessings, he explained that in order for us to receive the blessing we had written down, the Elder up front would have to do 10 pushups. At the beginning it wasn’t hard for him, but as he kept doing more and more he got more tired. He also wasn’t a really liked Elder in our zone, so when my Zone Leader asked if we wanted our blessing, some would say yes superfast. Others said no, and the Elder doing the pushups always said "no, I’ll do it for them." It was so hard to see him struggle for us. Because of course we needed our blessing, but we hated seeing him suffer! Towards the end he was doing like 2 at a time and we were all crying. The spirit was so strong in the room. The purpose of that was to show us that Christ suffered a lot for us, and we must not waste any of our blessings. That wemust do everything we can to show our gratefulness towards him. Our Zone left a lot stronger after the meeting. 


 Sometimes all our plans fall through...but we just have to keep working really hard. Right now all our baptisms are disappearing... but I just keep telling myself that it’s just a trail of our faith...Heavenly Father just wants to see if we are gonna keep swimming or give up...But we are fighters and when the rain comes pouring down we'll keep on walking!! (that seriously happened to us this week...) 


Amo vocês


Sister Perez


Scripture of the week:

 Yea, come unto Christ, and be perfected in him, and deny yourselves of all ungodliness; and if ye shall deny yourselves of all ungodliness, and love God with all your might, mind and strength, then is his grace sufficient for you, that by his grace ye may be perfect in Christ; and if by the grace of God ye are perfect in Christ, ye can in nowise deny the power of God.






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