I am serving a two year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Brazil, Porto Alegre North Mission. I post on this blog every week, so check it out to hear about my life as a missionary!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Week 26

Like we did last transfer, we tried working in a new neighborhood this week. Unfortunately the results weren´t as good as we´d hoped. The majority of the houses we found there were closed up and empty, waiting for their owners to return from work much later at night. The few people we found at home that allowed us to share our message with them were disinterested, with other priorities demanding their attention. It´s true that when life is going well for us and we don´t have many problems we are generally less humble and desirous to follow our Saviour.

This week it rained almost every day again. From what I´ve been hearing from everybody, that means that it´ll finally cool down soon as Summer ends. I also hit the 6 month mark of my mission last Friday! I can´t believe a 4th of it is over already. I will be very sad when my 2 years are up.

We visited the young woman that asked us that funny question mentioned last week. Her name is Letieli, and she is cousin to one of the recent converts in the branch. She´s super humble but lacks faith. She told us one day that she doesn´t really believe in God, which is super rare in Brazil. I invited her to begin praying daily with a desire to know that He exists and promised her that He would respond. We hope she does that with a sincere heart and real intent as it says in Moroni 10:3-5. She even came to church with us yesterday, which was good as it was Fast & Testimony meeting. I´ve come to realize the importance of fasting, giving a generous fast offering, and bearing testimony the first Sunday of the month. It´s a powerful combination that really brings learning by the Spirit in a one-of-a -kind way. 

Élder Joseph Andrew
Missão Porto Alegre Norte
Caixa Postal 13008
CEP: 91010-971
Porto Alegre - RS

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