Elder Jonathan Fischer
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Wow this week was great! Actually the highlight of it all was yesterday. We had conference. To say the least, it was inspiring. We are the founding missionaries of this new mission, Brasil, Vitória!!
Its exciting. With the new mission, came a new Schedule!! Mondays are now our p-days! It should be interesting. Im excited. We will see how it goes! everything of course was inspired!
One of the things i liked was how president said that he was truly inspired when he made the division. He Said the Lord called us to serve in this mission, and that the Lord called President Pickett to be our President! The spirit was strong. It was a great experience. It was cool becuase everyone was there-the whole mission. As of now, we have 91 missionaries. But like President Pickett Said, there is already 30 americans scheduled to come in and that's not even counting the Brazilians. Its going to be great. The bottles are pretty cool.
Well there was much that happend. We are still teaching the two American daughters Paula and Camila. They're cool. There coming to church this week! Im excited. The Lord really hás blessed my companion and I.
But, it sounds like you all are enjoying the Summer! The weather this past week hás heated up. The rain doesn´t come untill about late September - November. But its funny beucase here, they don´t really have cold. There is hot, and really hot. But im actually starting to like it. Haha. I Love the Sun. Im might end up living some where hot! Haha. But the temperature right now is ideal. Its the perfect time to visit! Haha
Well mom and dad I hope you guys have fun down in oregon and on orcas Island! It sounds fun! Keep me updated.
Also mom I wanted to thank you for the missionties.com by Presidente Uchtdorf you sent to me. Also I just wanted to share a couple quotes that I read from the talk by him. He said, "We lift our eyes toward the God of heaven by cultivating our own personal spirituality. We do it by living harmony with the Father; the Son, our Savior; and the Holy Ghost. We do it by striving to be the truly ´submissive, meek, humble, patient, full of Love, willing to submit to all things which the Lord seeth fit to inflict upon [us], even as a child doth submit to his father´ (mosiah 3:19.)´´
I enjoyed this part of the talk a lot and thought you might tôo! Really we do feel closer to óur Heavenly Father when we come unto Him through prayer and obedience. It reminded me of what was said in Conference. We need to have vision.
Also Presidente Uchtdorf Said, "Daily simple, sincere, and mighty prayers lift our lives to a higher spiritual altitude.´´ I really have a strong testimony of this. I know that our Heavenly Fahter listens. He hears our prayers and He gives us the guidance we need in the moment that is right. He is our Lord and Father.
I hope all goes well!