From: Elder Jonathan Fischer
Sent: Monday, September 28, 2009 6:50 am

Queirda familia,

Another week hás gone bye. This week was good. The mail strike is still going on as far as i know..haha But here's the highlights:

On Friday we had our conference. It was so good. It was focused on following the spirit. It was very uplifting. For the Holy Ghost truly converts the people. We are the instruments, but we need to be worthy and willing to be holders of the spirit, so that the spirit can testify of the truth. The holy ghost is amazing. It's power is undeniable. We discussed many of the fruits that come from the Holy Ghost. The spirit leads, guides, warns, teaches, and offers many blessings to the diligent and worthy children of God. We are all able to partake of these fruits. But, first we need to have the desire. What a great blessing we have as members of the church. The Lord loves each one of us.

Then on Sunday my companion and I were blessed with a baptism. What a special kid junior is. He is a friend of a member. He truly is an elect. Didn´t have any problems-He is an example that truly there are the Lord´s elects that are waiting to hear of the restoration. But whats even more interesting is that a memeber took him to the church. He was brought to know of the truth through a member. Truly as members we have a huge influence on others. Let us never forget the potetinal we have. Speaking of members....

A member in our ward here in Jardim Limoeiro decided to give a pass along card. As a result the woman than accpeted the card told him that she had visited the church (6 years ago) and was willing to go to church with him that Sunday. He took her to church and what happened? She loved it. She stayed to watch the baptism that happened and later that evening we taught her. What a miracle;. She is going to watch conference with us on Saturday. She is great. I pray that she can recieve an anwser that we are members of the church of Jesus Christ and that today we have 12 apostles and a living prophet that guides the world. How blessed we are!

Miracles happen. We are living in the last days. We are members entitled to the guidance of the spirit-but me must be worthy of the blessings that come from the spirit. Miracles can happen in our lives. We just need to put our faith in action and need to be willingly to put forth the effort. Im so excited for conference this week. Its going to be great. My testimony has grown so much in the regards to the leadership of the Church of Jesus Chirst. We are so privileged to be living in a dispensation! What a blessing.

Well I hope you all have a great conference week! I hope you all get to watch all of the sessions! Don´t miss out!

Com Amor,

Elder Fischer
From: Elder Jonathan Fischer
Sent: Monday, September 21, 2009 7:19

Well this is the second time that I am writing this e-mail becuase something happened with the keyboard and I unplugged and the computer shut off.

Hahah...well this week was interesting. There is a mail strike thats happening so I have´t recieved your cards for about 2 weeks. We have been working with with some three great people. Junior is a friend of a member. Hes going to be baptized this week. I'm excited. I pray that all will go well. We have also been teaching Magdalena and Rafael. They are going to be married and baptized on 17 and 18 of october. I'm excited. But we just need to contine to work hard and need to be obeidnet. Really it's just like this in life. We need to be obedient to the commandments that we have been given. If we do so we will be blessed. But it doesn't mean that we won't have trials and it it doesn´t mean that everything will be our way. For the Lord knows everything. He knows what is best for us.

This week we are going to have conference; I'm excited. It shoud be great. Well I don´t have much time beacuse of the computer incident. I hope all is well.

Com amor,
Elder Fischer
Querida Familia,

Mom, sounds like you guys had a good time at Jarett´s farewell. I bet it was great. What a exciting time for him. When does Garret leave? When you get Jarett´s address send it to me please!! But,as for this week...

Wow, we have been teaching a very special couple, Madalena and Rafael. They went with a member this week and turned in their papers to get married!! They have a date!! They are going to get married in our newly reformed chapel on 17th of October and on Sunday they are going to get baptized!!!! Really it has been a great blessing to get to know them. I will never forget the friendship that I have made with them. Truly there are so many blessings that come from the mission. They are just so special. Also we have been working with a young kid (rapaz) named Junior. He is a very excited the baptism. He has a date for the 27 of September. I pray that all goes well. He is a friend of an member in our ward.

Other than that. Not to much has happened. We have been working really hard this month. And becuase of our effort, the Lord has blessed us. We just need to continue to work so that we can acheive our goals. I can always do better.

I'm hoping that this month we can go to the factory of chocolate. It's way cool. I want to take pictures this time if we go. It's way cool. But nothing new here. I just know that this truly is the Lord´s work. We are living in the last days. We have the truth. We must never forget our potential. We are members of the true Church of Jesus Chirst. He is the Head of this Church and His apostoles and Prophets are leading His Church. How blessed we are to live in this last dispensation. I'm so excited for conference. I'm pryaing that I can watch it in English!! It's hard to describe, but hearing the phophet and apostles in my own language---its amazing..The spirit seems more close.

Well I hope you all have a great week! I love hearing from you all! I want to hear more! Thanks for all that you do!! I continue to pray for you all!

Com Amor,
Elder Fischer

Eu quero agradecer a vocês por tudo que vocês têm feito por mim em minha vida. Quão abençoado sou eu! Muito Obrigado. Eu sei que as famílias podem ser eternas. Mas, nós temos que nos esforçar todos os dias! Se fizermos isso, nós perseveraremos ate o fim e herdaremos vida eterna!. Eu espero que vocês tenham uma boa semana, e eu quero que vocês saibam que eu amo vocês muito!! Nunca se esqueçam disso!! Eu espero que vocês traduzam o que eu escrevi! 

Mom, thanks for all you !! Love you much

Two photos! one of the parade and the other at Madalenas house the couple that are turning in the papers

From:Elder Jonathan Fischer
Sent:Mon 9/07/09 8:19 AM

Queirda família

Another week hás flown bye. I don´t know where the time goes! This week there were a couple of highlights!

First the Lord has really blessed my companion and I. We have been teaching this couple that is absolutely amazing. They have been really progessing. Madalena, the wife, has really passed through some hard times in her life. And as we all know the restored gospel was the light of Christ she was looking for. Really I feel blessed to have the opportunity to teach her and her husband. Im so excited for them. On Thursday they will turn in there papers to marry! We have been blessed to find some new investigators to baptize this month. Im hoping that we can baptize them.
Then today we marched in the parade here in Vitoria because today there independence day. It was the missionaries of vila Velha, Vitoria, and Cariacica. It was cool. Im going to attach some photos.

Well tonight we find out about transfers. I think me and my companion will stay in this area; I really like this area. There are some really great people here. Lately in the mission we have been focusing finding the elects. We have changed the way we teach. Truly we are finding those that have the potential to be baptized. Wow!! This truly is the Lord´s Work. He inspires His leaders-Presidente Pickett is very is inspired. I love this mission. Really if it were not for Presidente and Sister Pickett, the mission would not be the same. I know this is the Lord´s work. Really as presidente Pickett said, there are people waiting for us. We need to ´´call the elects and magnify our callings´´. For this work is a marvelous work and a wonder. We must find our brothers and sisters that are seeking the truth but do not know where to find it.

I know that this Church is the Church of Jesus Christ. Jesus Lives. He is our King. And He will come to rule here on Earth. I know the the scriptures are our liahona in these last days. We must pray everyday. For the prayer is the key that opens the door to personal revelation.

I hope you all have a great week. Thanks for your prayers!
Com Amor,
Elder Fischer

Thanks mom for all you do! Love you! I hope to get the creams soon! thanks love you!

From:Elder Jonathan Fischer
Sent:Mon 8/31/09 8:05 AM

Querida Família

This week was crazy!

To start off we had conference on Thurseday! It was great to see Presidente and Sister Pickett. We talked about how we can use our connections to find new people. Its been a new interesting way to find people. We have some great people we are teaching, but they need to marry..... But the conference was really good. We actually all recieved this DVD that we are going to show during family nights. It's way good. It's called Brasil Doce Lar (Brazil Sweet Home).
Then this weekend we were blessed. We had two baptisms. A couple. I'm so excited for them. Tamiris and Emeson were baptized. They are a young couple and have three kids. The oldest is 7. Tamiris said that if her son was older he would have been baptized with us. This couple is great. We actually combined the babtismal meeting with the other ward. It was great. My companion and I sang É tarde e noite logo vem! I didn´t sing the best but it was cool becuase we did two verses in English and one in Português.
Well i just hope that we can continue to be blessed to find two people to baptize this coming month. Its our mission goal;every dupla baptize two people per month! I hope all goes well. It seems like our mission is starting to take fire (its a good thing)!! We are having more success!
Really this church is the Church of our Savior. We are soldiers of the Kingdom of our Savior. It is interesting because we must stregnthen our faith everyday. I know that Jospeh Smith was a prophet of God. I know that we have a loving heavnly father who loves us and cares for us.

Well i hope you are all well! Have a great week! Thanks for your support!

Sorry this week the e-mails short. Im trying to send photos but this new camera is wacked!!!

Com Amor
Elder Fischer