So we already knew that Luana was going to be baptized this week...we just had to plan it out. And man was it the best baptism in the world! Her husband got to baptize her and then he also shared his testimony, to which the whole room cried their eyes out! She was so happy and so was her husband. It was just so great...I don’t even have words!
But now we are working with their daughter, Ana Julia, who is 10...and has a problem with coffee...yeah...sister Ace and I were just like what the heck she has a coffee problem...but yeah we are trying to get her to drink chocolate milk now! Hopefully soon she'll get baptized and this time her dad will get to do everything!!
You know that saying that when you want to talk to your Heavenly Father you say a prayer...and when you want to "here' what he has to say you read the scriptures...well, yeah he reprimanded this morning because this past week I was totally being like Lamã and Lamuel. My Presidente Perrotti told us to work more in the bairros closer to the chapel...well let’s just say that we all murmured about how horrible the bairros are and how we would never find anyone! And then I read in the Book of Mormon 1 Nefi chapter 4 and yeah...I must repent. In verse 1, Néfi says "Subamos novamente a Jerusalém (or the bairros near the capela) e sejamos fiéis aor mandamentos do Senhor (e Presidente Perrotti), pois eis que ele é mais poderoso que toda a terra" (Note: English Translation: Let us go up again unto Jerusalem, and let us be faithful in keeping the commandments of the Lord; for behold he is mightier than all the earth, then why not mightier than Laban and his fifty, yea, or even than his tens of thousands?) and he knows what’s best and Prresidente Perrotti recieves that revelation for us. "Sejamos fortes como Moisás; porqie ele por certo falou às águas do Mar Vermelho e elas dividiram-se para um e outro lado!" (v.2) (Note – English translation: Therefore let us go up; let us be strong like unto Moses; for he truly spake unto the waters of the Red Sea and they divided hither and thither, and our fathers came through, out of captivity, on dry ground, and the armies of Pharaoh did follow and were drowned in the waters of the Red Sea.) (or in other words-falou as portas e elas abriram) (Note: English translation: God will open the doorsfor us) then in V.3 he reminds his brothers that they know the truth...why do they need to be brats and doubt!!!??? In the end Lamã e Lamuel follow Néfi, but they murmur the whole way there. This past week, we knocked in the bairros near the capela...but we were grumps about it the WHOLE TIME. We didn’t have the same faith that Néfi had in V.6. Talvez if we did, we would have been more blessed. But I’ve learned my lesson: DONT DOUBT, HAVE FAITH, AND like Nike says JUST DO IT (With a happy heart and a smile)
Thats all for this week!!!
p.s. its crazy cold here...and its supposed to be summer.....
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