September 29, 2010
Well, I was called as district leader. That is pretty cool I can already feel the blessings of a mantle of leadership in my life. I like it. I can talk with other missionaries and help them. It is awesome.
We also are getting a lot blessing in the work too. References of gold and other things. I am loving life right now. I mean, last transfer was extremely tough – a great trial of faith, but I made it through and I am receiving blessings. I am loving it.
Oh that thing that I wrote to Preston. Hahaha. It was the weirdest thing in my life to talk with that “man” it was strange I haven’t went back to that area in a while. I think I will avoid it unless the Spirit sends me back there.
Kloey — spelling and reading! That is a funny thought.. her in 1st grade learning and growing like an actual person. A strange thought indeed. It will be interesting after a while. Preston, a senior… it is weird to see this part in life arrive. It is like with investigators. You prepare them the best way that you can for baptism and confirmation and then they have to learn their own way with a little less contact from the missionaries. It is weird to think that he will be joining me here soon.
This week was good. The transfer ended and I am here with Elder Hunt again. It is good. I mean, the members are all excited we are finding good people. The work is going good here and I didn’t want to be transferred. I knew that I wouldn’t be. I knew that my hour hadn’t arrived. I really like here. I will change a lot in this little city.
What interesting lessons have I learned these last few days… not much that I feel compelled to share. But one story is sticking out in my head. We ended up teaching this one couple that had a dream about us. I didn’t turn out too well unfortunately, because they were people so closed-up, but I learned that God works in such strange ways.
We ended up finding them because of a wrong address. But I got kind of upset because of the hardheartedness of them. I mean, really, God gave you a vision but you still don’t want to hear our words. The dream was about two men leading a person. When the person didn’t listen and started walking by vision and not by faith she stumbled and fell. When she just shut her eyes and followed by faith she was led on the right path. The meaning was so clear to me that maybe I didn’t help them enough to see it. All will work out. Maybe one day we will be able to help them.
For dad: We taught this one Brazilian guy that is 2 meters and 10 centimeters. He played for Saint Mary’s college four years ago. His name is Marcelo. Unfortunately he didn’t want anything more than get to know a little about the church. His is catholic. Very Catholic, but it was cool he was there for four years playing basketball. He is a giant!
I am doing great, I am full of a new type of energy and I am loving life.
It is good that all is well with jewelry season. Maybe inspiration only comes during fall. Maybe it hibernates during the summer.
Well, as for my testimony, I will write another letter to you guys today. I have to write a letter to Andrew too. He finally wrote me. He had a dream about me coming back from Brazil all different, it will be fun to write him today. But as for my favorite scripture… D&C 122 is my favorite section of all. I love 2 Nephi 9, Isaiah 53, and Alma 29:4 — all have special meaning to me too. I love Alma 29:4 because it talks about our desires. The other ones talk about Jesus The Christ. I will think a little bit more about the other ones that I like. There is one in Job and Isaiah that I can’t remember right now. Section 122 is my favorite, it is where I go for a little spiritual pick-me-up in times of need. It makes me remember of Christ and also God gives a challenge to us.
I love you all and I hope that you have great weeks — I know that I will. I am happy, healthy, and closer to God everyday. I love my life here and it will just keep getting better. I know I will have more trials, but with my Lord at my side I will confront any barrier and any enemy with a testimony that cannot be denied and with a Devine force that pierces to the very core. I am called by God to do this work. I will have success if it is His will and if I am humble calling on His name with every step.
I love you all. Have a great week.
Just for your info it has been raining a bit these last few days. I love Brazil in the rain.
Elder Isaac Iverson