From: Jonathan Jarett Fischer

Sent: Monday, March 29, 2010 7:49 AM
Feliz Páscoa!

Querida Família,

Another amazing week in Itapoá. We encountered some great miracles.

On Monday we ate lunch with Tiago´s dad. When we went there he had already read half of the principles of the gospel book. He had lots of questions and had already understood what the priesthood is. It was crazy. Then later we found out that he continued to read and decided to not drink coffee anymore. It was shocking to see his progression. Then we visited him again this past week and invited him to be baptized. Unfortunately he rejected the invitation even though he understood that only this church has the authority to baptize. It reminds of Elder Jeffery R. Holland’s talk that even the elects can be tricked and tempted by the adversary. I know that we planted the seed and who knows if in a couple weeks he will come back to church.

But on higher note, Antonio has been really progressing and his children. Today we will find out if he will get married or separate. He wants to get baptized so bad and his kids are asking basically when they can get baptized. It’s a great family. Also it was great because this week we had Bingo with the scriptures. It was great. Everyone loved it. Ha,ha. I wish we would have had more people, but there were sufficient numbers, about 20 people or more. It was fun.

Miracles happen. I know that as we do our best be are blessed. This Saturday we baptized Peterson. It was a great experience. And then yesterday, Sunday, it was terrific because his mother came to church and watched him receive the Holy Ghost. It looked like she loved church. We are going to go visit her tomorrow. Also yesterday we sang in Church. It was soo cool. A lot of the women were crying haah. It was a great experience.

I know that this is the true church. I know that we have periods of hard times and periods when we are just happy. We need to learn how to act in both of these time periods because the Lord wants us to be the best we can become-His diligent servants.

What a great season we are entering. This week is going to be great! Conference weekend !! I love it. I love Portuguese but conference is so great in English. The fact that we have the blessing to hear the prophet’s voice!! We are so blessed to live in this dispensation. And Easter, a great season to really remember why we are here on the earth and what the Lord Jesus Christ has done for us; that we know that we can return to live with our Heavenly Father through His atoning and infinite sacrifice.

I know that this is the true church of Christ. I know that we are blessed to be members of it. But with this blessing we have a tremendous responsibility to share our knowledge. I hope you all have a great General Conference weekend and Great Easter!

Com Amor,
Elder Fischer

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