Just kidding. My mission will not be #SistersInSlacks but I´m very happy about it because I´m already living a sweaty life, I can´t imagine using pants haha.
This week had miracles at every corner.
My favorite was with Levi!!
Levi is awesome. He has been preparing for baptism for the past month and was all set and ready to get baptized this weekend. Except when we started talking to him the night before his baptismal interview, he didn´t seem so solid that Joseph Smith was a prophet and a few other little doubts. We were pretty nervous when we left. We felt like he needed a little more time to prepare, so we canceled his interview with our district leader.
The next morning we went to follow up with him and see how things were going.
He told us that after we left he started thinking a lot and decided to pray and ask God if Joseph Smith was a prophet. He told us that before, he felt it was true, but now he was certain. Literally the most beautiful words I´ve ever heard. (Miracle #1 with Levi)
MIracle #2 happened later that evening because our zone leader had already planned to come to our area to interview an investigator being taught by other missionaries. It was perfect! We showed up with Levi and he was interviewed and it all went so smoothly!
Yesterday he was baptized after sacrament meeting--with the entire Young Men´s organization in the audience cheering him on.
Happiest of Happys!
This week I studied a lot about faith. Alma 32 rocks.
Thinking a lot about faith as a seed. Alma teaches us that we have to test out our faith in Christ and in His church. It could be good or bad, but if you never even put the seed in the ground, you´ll never know if it will grow.
"28 Now, we will compare the word unto a seed. Now, if ye give place, that a seed may be planted in your heart, behold, if it be a true seed, or a good seed, if ye do not cast it out by your unbelief, that ye will resist the Spirit of the Lord, behold, it will begin to swell within your breasts; and when you feel these swelling motions, ye will begin to say within yourselves—It must needs be that this is a good seed, or that the word is good, for it beginneth to enlarge my soul; yea, it beginneth to enlighten my understanding, yea, it beginneth to be delicious to me."
We can´t keep the seed out of the ground and then blame it for not growing. We have to give it a shot, give it a place in our heart to grow and experiment.
"33 And now, behold, because ye have tried the experiment, and planted the seed, and it swelleth and sprouteth, and beginneth to grow, ye must needs know that the seed is good."
After we have done our part of the work, we can take a look at our seed and see if it was good and true, but not before we give it a fair chance.
When we use just a tiny bit of faith to make an experiment, we will soon feel a growing peace and happiness within our hearts which is the truth of the restored gospel.
I´m so happy to see the gospel change hearts and lives and be an instrument in the process
Love from Brasil,
P.S. Here is a choice video from Jeffery R. Holland, an Apostle of Christ. In it he testifies of Christ's divine mission.