September 15, 2014
Mission President Letter
Nós tivemos uma ótima semana. Eviraldo, Gesieu, Gisele, Rafaella, Gabriel, e Laura assistiram a Reunião Sacramental!!! A gente teve uma experiência bem especial. Eviraldo vai trabalhar durante essa semana, mas Gesieu e a família de Gisele devem ir com o pai Pedro essa vez. Estamos animados pela Conferência de Zona essa terça-feira para receber instrução e revelação.
We had a great week. Eviraldo, Gesieu, Gisele, Rafaella, Gabriel, and Laura attended Sacrament Meeting!!! We had a very special experience. Eviraldo will work during that week, but Gesieu and Gisele's family should go with her father Peter this time. We are excited by the Zone Conference this Tuesday to receive instruction and revelation.
Thank you for your help! I'll try some of those out.
Yeah, that was one of my favorite classes. Professor Johnstun was his name. He actually grew up in Salt Lake in a Catholic family, so he knew a lot about the Church and always made University of Utah and BYU jokes because I believe he graduated from the University of Utah. He also did some journalism during the 2002 Olympics held in The Great Salt Lake. He was a good man, and as a missionary you regret a lot of instances where you did not share the gospel as fully as you could have, but you remain grateful for the times that you at least shared SOMETHING.
That is wonderful. What a wonderful way to seek the Lord early! I am not sure if it is the same in Spanish, but in Portuguese "chaves" means Keys. Maybe their name means keys! :)
That is wonderful you got to receive training from Elder Oaks whether it was directly or indirectly. Yes, The Lord is shaking a lot of things up in the mission. I'll give you all of the grimy deets...after I am released and am no longer a full-time missionary, but as I said before let me just say, I could not write fiction this good. The new bishop will do wonders for the ward. We had a good correlation meeting with our Ward Mission Leader and his name is Acácio. He's a stud.
That'll be good to get those little whippersnappers into shape. Seminary will help them. I also heard that after we graduated they revised the list of scripture masteries.
It is funny you should mention that because I was studying about the Salt Lake Temple today, and I found out that The Family: A Proclamation To The World was written, revised, and approved unanimously in that Temple during a sacred reunion of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.
I look forward to this Conference, and I hope to receive new revelation and begin again.
Your comments remind me of the hymn Love At Home. If you all have spare time, or you want something good to listen to during work or driving or cooking or whatever you want, I found a reallllllllly good program on The Mormon Channel called "The History of the Hymns." It is a mix of explanation and presentation of various renditions of our current and previous, sacred Hymnal. I cried during a special edition with an interview with Marylou Cunningham Leavitt.
Thank You, Mother. I have been pondering lately on how I can receive and act on and be worthy of revelation. You all might not know this, but I purchased a mini-Children's Songbook in the MTC. I love the song, "Search, Ponder, and Pray." It is a simple pattern, divinely instituted. And I am grateful that I was ingrained, and taught to Love it as a boy. You never outgrow the Gospel.
I Love You All,
I pray for you every night,
“That when He comes we may see Him as He is because we will be like Him.”