Eu Irá Ao Campo Proxima Semana!!‏

From: Elder Jonathan Fischer (
Sent: Tue 8/26/08 9:56 AM

Oi Família !

It sounds like everyone is getting better :) Thank you for all of your e-mails. It really means a lot. This week has been crazy. I can´t believe that it is already over! Today is my last Dia da Preparação in the CTM!! I´m so excited to head to the campo.It will be a great expereince. Well, before I go on, let me update you on this past week. Tuesday started the week off great. We had our Area President- Presidente Charles Didier of the Quorum of the Seventy come and speak. What an amazing man he is.He speaks five different languages, French, German, English, Flemish ( some sort of french i think) and Spanish. He is amazing. He spoke on being a Servants of Rightousness. It was amazing. But what was really interesting was His wife´s conversion story to the Church. She actually started the meeting of with her conversion story. She grew up in Belgium and once WWII had ended, her and her mother were living in her Aunt´s house becuase there house has been hit by a missle. He father was in the hospitial becuase he had been in prison for three years and needed medical attention becuase of the condition in the prison. She went on to tell how her mother had let these two missionaries into her aunt´s house. They started talking with them and began teaching the lessons to them. As they did so, began to come into their lifes. 1st, the missionaries promised that if the father would stop smoking, he would be able to recover from his current condition. This was a great promise, for the doctors had diagnosed the father with a short life span. He was not going to live very long. The father then committed to accept the commandment, and the family followed the steps of Christ into Baptism. Her father was able to see another doctor and lived way longer than was expected. He lived untill he was about 74 i think she said. Nonetheless, as they followed the gospel of Jesus Christ, miracles continued. They obeyed the law of tithing, and were after a year able to rent an apartment. Things from then on got better. At this fireside her mother had accompanied them. Her mother is now 98. She was extremely fast at walking ahah. And she only spake French. The neat thing was, Her mother (Presidente´s Mother in Law) was then asked to bear her testimony after she spake. It was a realy treat becuase this little old lady was soo sincere. There was three translations occuring. It went from FRench- English- Portugês. It was amazing to see. Well, Onto Presidente Charles Didiers talk. HE spoke on how we as missionaries need to be ´´Pillars of Iron´´ so we can withstand the trials in our mission. We need to also envision our selfs with what we want to become and then act on it. To say the least it was an amazing experience. I wish i had more time to elaborate. The week continued on with more studying. Then on Saturday we had an amazing fireside on The Atonement of Jesus Christ. It was amazing. I wish i had time to elaborate on this as well. I know that the Atonement of Jesus Christ is real. It is a underscriable gift, and something that we cannot even grasp the pain it cost. During our life here on earth we experience our pains and afflictions and through Christ our trials can be alleviated. The pain Jesus Christ, our Savior Redeemer, and Light, endured leaves me speechless. Only the Son of God, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ could take upon Himself the Sins and Suffering of all Mankind. I cannot begin to explain the grattidue I have to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ. What an amazing gift. That just as the past dispensations the Gospel has been restored. This is not something new, it is somthing that has been upon the Earth time and time again, But this is the last time. The last dispensation. What knowledge we have, I love you all and thank you again for the letters you send. I will be leaving for Rio this coming tuesday. Thanks!!

-Elder Fischer

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