Bom Dia Bom Dia!!
This week was pretty awesome. We've been working with Jeferson a lot the past 2 weeks. He's been taking the lessons and investigating for a year now. Every lesson with him was super powerful and really great. He was so ready, he just was nervous and felt like he hadn't received an answer if the church was true or not. He works all day and studies until late at night so it's nearly impossible to set up lessons with him, but we've been leaving notes every day with questions and scriptures and all kinds of cool stuff as spirit homework <3. Anyways, we've been praying for him and fasting for him all week. We really wanted to help him get baptized this Sunday. We had our zone leaders at church ready to interview him since Sunday is his only free day and then he didn't come. We were pretty bummed... so we left to go get him and bring him to sacrament meeting (we have sacrament last) haha
We walked to his girlfriend's house (she's a member, too) and woke her up and told her to get dressed for sacrament meeting, passed by Jeferson's and did the same, and picked up another recent-convert on our way back to the capela. They were all a little grumpy with us for waking them up and dragging them out of bed, but they were grateful after so it's okay :)
We waited for Jeferson to finish his interview by our zone leader (it felt like an eternity. We were so nervous he would back out at the last second) and he finally finished and said he was ready. That was like the most beautiful sentence I've ever heard! It was so cool to see him in white and the Spirit at the baptism was super strong. I'm so happy for him! woohoo baptism! woohoo prayer and fasting! woohoo Heavenly Father! (Seriously, He's so great <3)
Being a missionary is cool because you're not trying to convince people, you're inviting them to find a better way. You're inviting them to let Christ enter their lives and find greater happiness. It's cool because we just teach what we know, but then it's up to them to act and ask Heavenly Father if what we've taught is true.
Let's talk about sweet scriptures for a sec.
And Ammon said: Yea, and He (Heavenly Father) looketh down upon all the children of men; and he knows all the thoughts and intents of the heart; for by his hand were they all created from the beginning.
I LOVE THIS ONE. He knows each one of us!! How awesome! He loves us and cries with us when we go through hard things and he cheers for us every day.
My scripture of the week is 1 John 4:7-9:
Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because the God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
Love is just so great! Love and Live!
Love from Brasil,
email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org or write me a letter. (Postage is $1.60)
Sister Calla Jean Chamberlain
Brazil Fortaleza Mission
Av. Santos Dumont, 1789-sala 1612
60150-160 Fortaleza - CE