This week was super!
Normally we´re supposed to do 20 street contacts everyday, but Sister Benevides and I have been a little too lax on that so we really wanted to start off strong and be better. On Friday, we talked to literally every person we saw (72 contacts to be exact). It was awesome. And we found loads of new people to teach, like 6 families <3
One couple, Felipe + Bruna, was super interested in the church and wanted to learn more. We tried to pass by their apartment complex but their intercom was broken and we didn´t have any way to get into the 3 locked gates to get to their apartment. We decided to leave and teach our next two appointments, but they both fell through. So, we passed back by Felipe + Bruna´s complex to find all three gates completely wide open! Umm, thank you Pai Celestial. They are WONDERFUL. Eleitos, seriously.
The same day we were leaving the house of our new investigator, Rita. It was the first time meeting her and as we were walking out the door she said: "my sister opened up Psalms today and told me that Jesus Christ would visit our house this afternoon. It was you, wasn´t it?" So, I just about passed out. (cue music: There can be miracles, if you believe)
Miracle number 3 - I ate the world´s best churro this week.
I´ve met many a churro, but never one filled with doce de leite. It probably ranks in the top 10 of the best things i´ve ever eaten. Wowza.
In other news, I have a mad case of Disneyland-Feet. You know the pain when you take your first step out of bed after you´ve spent 2 days wandering around Disneyland? It´s magical.
This week i read a rockstar talk by Sheri Dew. I don´t even know which part to share because the whole thing was my favorite. But one thing she said i really loved. Referring to the word of God, she said the scriptures "have a more powerful effect upon the minds of the people than... anything else (Alma 31:5). There is power in the word to heal our wounded souls (Jacob 2:8), to help us overcome temptation (1 Nephi 11:25), to prompt us to repent (Jarom 1:12), to humble us (Alma 32:14), to help us overcome the natural man (Mosiah 3:19), to bring about a mighty change in our hearts (Alma 5:13), and to lead us to Christ."
She asks, "do you realize that the scriptures contain the answer to every life dilemma? A casual understanding of the gospel will not sustain you through the days ahead, which is why it is imperative that you immerse yourself in the word of God." You can read Sheri Dew’s complete talk here: You Were Born to Lead. It’s AWESOME!
Scripture power <3
Hecka pumped for Easter this week!
He Lives #Hallelujah
Love from Brasil,
(Sad face – no pictures…my memory card was trashed by a virus at the computer shack we use. I lost all my pictures.)