From: Elder Jonathan Fischer
Sent: Monday, January 25, 2010 7:12 AM
This week went bye super fast. This week I went to vitoria. It was great. We talked about what we can do to become better leaders and help our district to become it's full potential. It was great to see missionaries that I know. The president's house is amazing!!I hope you have received the cd of fotos already. Then on Wednesday we did a division with the assistants. It was great. I learned a lot. And we were blessed to find a special family. We have been preparing the mother (fabiana) and her two daughters (Andraine and Stephanie) for baptism. I am super exited. We're planning to baptize them on the 6th! It's going to be great because we are going to do one giant baptism with the our duplas in our district. It will turn out great.
Then on Sunday. I went on a division with the stake president to a group thats in a far away city. About 1 hour going by car. It was a great car ride. I went there to see what kind of potential there is to have a dupla of missionaries. It was interesting. There is about 15 members there and they meet in a school. It was great to meet the members. Its incredible the faith that they have. There is one lady that lives in the ´´Roça´´ which is like the sticks. She travels every week two hours to go to church. She comes in on Saturday and then goes to church on Sunday and then goes home! What great faith! As I was talking to President Aguirres the stake presidente, it is apparent that they truly are pioneers. It was great because I directed the sacrament meeting and gave a talk. It was fun.
I'm excited for this week because we have a conference scheduled with our zone in cariacica. I love that church. It should be really great. I'm exited to hear what new things we can put into practice.
This truly is the work of the Lord. It's great to be part of it. The Lord's Church is on the earth, and how blessed we are to be part of it. I am so grateful for the leaders that we have in the church. Presidente Pickett is truly inspired of God. I know that he follows the Lord´s will and as members where ever we may be, we must follow our leaders. We must hang on to the iron ron and continue onward. I know the Lord knows our difficulties. We must feed our selves spiritually through diligent scripture study and powerful daily prayer. These our are greatest tools. Eu oro que vocês estejam bem e que amanhã seja melhor. Lembrem-se de que somos diferentes e por isso devemos fazer a diferença! Nós temos uma luz. Como Presidente Pickett disse, nossa luz vai atrair os eleitos. Todos nós, membros ou missionários, temos que mostrar o mundo o conhecimento nós temos! Sejam diferentes!
Eu sei que esta é a Igreja de Jesus Cristo. Eu sei que a oração é real e que à medida que nós orarmos diariamente, teremos mais paz e receberemos mais orientação em nossas vidas! Quão abençoados somos por vivermos o evangelho de Jesus Cristo. Como as escrituras dizem, è preciso que haja fé, e se preciso que houver fé, e preciso que haja esperança, e se preciso que houver esperança, è preciso que haja caridade! moroni 10:20
Thanks for all you do. I pray for you all.