December 1, 2014
Dear Family & Friends,
Mission President Letter
Nossa semana foi ótima! Encontramos a família de Josélia (uma menos ativa) na qual Wenderson não foi batizado! Também marcamos datas com Gezieu e Washington. Nós estamos achando bastante novos. Michael também tem muito potencial. Vamos trabalhar muito para realizar essas metas.
Our week was great! We found the family Josélia (a less active) in which Wenderson was not baptized! Also mark dates with Gezieu and Washington. We are finding quite new. Michael also has a lot of potential. We will work hard to achieve these goals.
I am so sorry! I just couldn't wait ;) But thank you. The only present I want on Christmas is to speak with all of you. And of course, helping others receive of baptism would be wonderful. I am dreaming of a "White Christmas", if you know what I'm sayin'! :)
I am glad that you got to visit everyone! I hope Thanksgiving was edifying. I am grateful you live in a country where holidays like that are still celebrated.
As always, I will pray for Josh.
I love our family. It isn't always that we get to see each other. Thanks for the pictures from Ashley!
I have so many goals to share with y'all when I get home.
Your thoughts remind me of one of my scriptures from a favorite chapter of The Book of Mormon
" 15 And upon these I write the things of my soul, and many of the scriptures which are engraven upon the plates of brass. For my soul delighteth in the scriptures, and my heart pondereth them, and writeth them for the learning and the profit of my children.
16 Behold, my soul delighteth in the things of the Lord; and my heart pondereth continually upon the things which I have seen and heard." 2 Nephi 15-16
Thank you for your quote from the marvelous Marvin J. Ashton!!! I actually received that quote one year in seminary! It helps a lot to know of all the gifts of God! I, too, have a quote from Elder Marvin J. Ashton to share, "A True Friend is one who is willing to take us the way we are but is still able to leave us BETTER than he found us."
No matter what happens, I just want all of you to know that all I intended from my service as a missionary was to bring honor to first My Heavenly Father, then to my Family, and thirdly to the Stake in which I represent (which in my case is the magnificent Salem Oregon Stake in Zion).
I Love You All!
'Till Next Time,