From: Elder Jonathan Fischer
Sent: Wednesday, April 15, 2009 7:48 AM

Wow Sounds like things are heating up there in the U.S. I mean mom, your going to a protest. It sounds like there is going to be a revolutionary war!

But, here in Brazil things are chill.haha On Wednesday we went to Outback Stakehouse in Niteroi to celebrate my birthday and the birthday of one elder. It was good. The food was really good. I think it was made better than in the states haha.

Also this week, me and my companion have been attacking our area trying to find those people that are ready to hear the gospel. We have been blessed to say the least. We have some great investigators right now. Maria Madalena, she is a single mom who once knew the sisters. She has decided to make a change in her life. She has been taking the steps necessary to prepare for baptism. Praying, she will be baptized this Sunday. Also, we have another investigator. She is strong in the Catholic church. She loves her church. But the strange thing is she has accepted everything we have taught her. She stopped drinking coffee. She went to two of the conference sessions Saturday and Sunday. And she felt the spirit strongly. But, she still cant give up her catholic church. We have taught her many times that this is the true church that her church does not have authority. Last night especially was special. We taught her again for the 3rd time the list lesson to clarify that this is the true church. When I bore testimony i knew she was feeling the spirit. I could see it in her eyes. And I bore testimony that she was feeling the spirit and that when we are here, HE is here with us. And that we are representative of Jesus Christ. I know she has been continually touched. But as she says she is waiting for a response from her prayers. We challenged her to sacrifice a Sunday to attend our meeting instead of her mass. Praying and time will tell. Also we have been teaching this Elderly lady. Wow, she is great. She lives really really close to the church. She used to frequent a Church called Maranata. But, she said when she visited our church she felt something. When she left, she felt peace. She Said that when she prayed about these things she felt lighter. She is a great investigator.

But, this week went by fast again. Its amazing how fast things are going. Im sorry my e-mails are not very long. Really, I don´t have a lot of time. Im going to burn a cd today and send it to you of all of my pictures.

Well I hope you are all well. This week I was readying in Helaman. In chapter 5. What a great story. As it states in verse 12 of Chapter 5. We need to build our foundation upon Christ. He is our rock. And if men do this, they will not fall. Really we must ask ourselves, are our foundations constructed upon Him and His teachings? Are our works and desires enrooted in His doctrine and principles? Also in that same chapter I read something great. When Nephi and Lehi were in Prison. They were going to be slain. But because of the Lord, they were encircled with fire. A fire that did not burn them nor the walls of the Prison but showed the authority in which God has, and the authority of God that they possessed. Really we must ask our selves, do we have the faith to be courageous? Are we examples of Righteousness in which we can become instruments in the hands of the Lord? Could we be encircled by fire? Are we building a house that is established on His teachings and is spiritually encircled by fire?!

I love you all much. I think and pray for each one of you!

Com Amor,
Elder Fischer

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