From: Jonathan Jarett Fischer
Sent: Monday, March 15, 2010 7:39 AM
Wow another amazing week in Itapoã. I love this area. It has stopped raining which has been a great blessing. We have been working really hard to reach our goal of 2 baptisms for this month. WE have some really great investigators.
Tiago has been progressing and is doing really great. He stopped using some the substances he was addicted to and to do this we did the cigarette tea. I know what you are all thinking; cigarette tea? Haha It's amazing. You boil ten cigarettes in two cups of water and then filter it. Then you add lemon and sugar to taste. You need to drink one cup of the tea and leave the other in the fridge in case you have the desire to smoke afterwards. It works. For Tiago did not like the tea. Haha. He's been smelling the other cup that’s in the fridge when he has the desire to smoke. I hope that he continues to resist to smoke. He wants to change his life for the better. Its so great helping him. I feel like a life coach. It's been an amazing blessing to work with him. He has a date for the 4th of April to be baptized. It's going to be awesome.
Then we have Peterson. He's a great kid. We been trying to intergrate him will all the youth here. He went to church for the second time yesterday. It was a great experience this week with him. He said on wednedsay he was thinkning about the baptism and had doubts. He then read the pamphlet about baptism that we gave him and he found the scripture in John 3:5 about baptism. As he read he confirmed his desire to be baptized. He's great. I pray he continues to progress so he can be baptized on the 27 of this month.
Antonio is great. He and his sons went to church with us this week. They loved it. His wife would have went but she was working. I pray she goes this Sunday. For we are going to mark a baptism date with them and his two sons tomorrow for the 28 of march. I know the Lord wants this. Also we have been working with Rachel. She went to the English class and church yesterday. She's great. But she is trying to decide whether to frequent our church or the Methodist. I pray that she continues to pray and read so that she accepts the date today for the 28 of March.
Also this week we went to the presidents house for a training. It was great. And we also had a great acitivity on Wednesday with the ward. It was great. WE did a scavenger hunt with the scriptures. It turned out good but there wasn't as many people as we hoped.
This is truly the Lords work. He wants the best for us. The Lord knows our trials as 1st Corinthians says. The Lord does not give us anything that we cannot overcome. We need to be faithful. We need to do our part. As we read the scriptures searching for revelations to guide our lives, WE WILL RECEIVE Them! I know that this is the Lord´s work. I know the Lord loves each and everyone one of us. Let us remember the importance of prayer. Miracles happen. Miracles are real! I pray that we notice the miracles in our lives and that we can do our best to be worthy of more miracles this week