From: Jonathan Jarett Fischer
Sent: Monday, May 24, 2010 7:00 AM

Querida família,

Another week! Well I received a new companion this week. He’s from Mesa Arizona. It’s interesting because my recent companion was transferred. I hope all goes well for him.

The mission has been an interesting experience. This week we had our interviews with President. It was a great experience as it always is. I know that he was pre-ordained to be my president. He is truly inspired and leads this mission following the Lord’s will. This week we really worked hard-it was great. We taught 33 lessons this week. It was awesome. We met a young man named Tigao. He’s cool. We taught him and he told us that it was not a coincidence that we arrived; for he is looking for a change in his life. His parents are both dead and he is about 24 years old.

I know as we continue to work the Lord will bless us. I’m excited to work hard to find the elects this week. I know the Lord wants us to find them and through obedience we will receive the blessings that we need. The Lord is aware of our situations. He knows our needs and wants us to be successful. It’s our choice that will determine this.

I still can’t believe the mission is coming to an end. I pray that I may be led to find those that are ready to hear the gospel. I know the lord wants me to find them. I pray I might be worthy of being led to find those that are ready.

Well things here in Brazil are starting to get colorful, for the copa of the world is arriving and Brazil loves soccer. They have already started to paint their houses and throw up the flags.

I hope you all have a great week! The picture attached is what Brazil is turning into because of the world soccer game (copa) love you all!

Thanks for all your prayers.

Com Amor,

Elder Fischer


From: Jonathan Jarett Fischer
Sent: Monday, May 17, 2010 7:16 AM

Querida família,

This week was very interesting. Wow. I stayed and more than my district was transferred but me. It was crazy. Elder Hall my companion was transferred. They shut down an area in our ward so it’s only me and my companion. My companion is cool. He is from Herriman, UT! Nicole!! Cool huh his parents’ names are Debby Turley and Tim Turley. That would be cool if Nicole new them.

This week we really worked hard. We had found a really great investigator who was progressing a lot and went to church, but later we found out horrible news. His name is Rick. We found him on Monday and it was a great lesson. He was really interested and was progressing a lot. He went to our activity in the church and it was great. He was not smoking as much and stopped drinking coffee. He was loving everything about the Church including the literature of the gospel that we gave him. He said it was interesting because before he hated anything to do with the Gospel. And He just loved what we were teaching. Well later on Sunday we went to visit him. He told us that he wanted to be baptized but if he did in the future he would maybe need to leave the church. Why – because his brother is involved in some pretty difficult stuff –his brother is a drug lord and owns 5 areas. Rick had left that area about 2 weeks ago for the want of a new life, and was living in our area with his grandma. He said that if his brother were to die, he would have to take his place for it’s the way things go he said.. His brother called him yesterday reminding him of his duty even though Rick told him of the joy that he had found in the Gospel. He said If he denied the ´´the position´´ there’s a chance that they would take his life. It was so sad. I cried because I wanted salvation for him. He also cried.. I couldn´t handle the fact that he couldn’t take control of his life – for he said that he wanted to change his life so bad even though everyone was questioning his decision to become a ´´church goer´´. He said that he would continue to go to church. It was sad because he said that if one day if he didn´t go to church, it’s because he had to leave for that area.

It’s an interesting situation. I’m pretty sure that the situation is true. Either way I pray that a miracle happens. The world is another place. For the gospel is the Light unto the World.

The Lord knows each one of us. He loves us and knows our difficulties. He wants the best for us. When we confront challenges, we need to have faith. We need to do our best and become the person that the Lord wants.

This week was great and very hard for me- especially my companion. Please pray for him and me. Bless my companion that he might overcome his problems here on the mission and have the desire to continue to endure on the mission. I know that the Lord knows all of our difficulties and we can overcome. My companion has been having difficult time with the mission. Maybe Nicole can talk with his parents. I know that all will go well in the end. This is the test that we live. We need to give all we can to endure to the end. For as we worked this week, we had another investigator named Max. He went to church and liked it. He’s frequenting another church but seems like he has not found what he is looking for a.k.a. the truth. He liked church. We plan to mark a date with him this week.

Also, I would like to wish Aaron a happy birthday! I hope that you had a great birthday yesterday. Remember the blessings that the Lord has so graciously given you! What a blessing it is to be a member. I pray that all continues to go well for you and Kim. Let the Lord bless thy paths and that you might overcome any difficult. We have trials. They´re part of life. I know that as we do all that we can, we will be blessed and the Lord´s mercy will be extended unto us. I know that this is the Lord´s church. I know that God Loves each of us. Well I hope you all have a great week!

Com Amor,
Seu Elder, Irmão, filho, e amigo,

Elder Fischer


From: Jonathan Jarett Fischer
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2010 7:38 AM

Querida Familia

What a great experience it was to see you all. Wow. It was unreal. In a little bit I will be home. But I need to focus! For I need to find the elects that are awaiting us.

This week we have been working with Vinicius the young man that has a date for the 22. Unfortunately he didn’t come to church. I feel though that he will continue to progress as he has been expressing his desire to change. He’s very intelligent. I pray that he continue to prepare so he is baptized.

Also, Tiago our other investigator, traveled this weekend. I pray that we can continue to teach him and prepare him for his baptism- as he too expressed his desire to be baptized.

It’s interesting how fast the time goes. I know that this is the Lords work. I know that there are elects that are waiting for my companion and me. We have been pre-ordained with certain purposes. As we do our best to fulfill them, I know that veil becomes thin and we will reunite with those we promised we would help in this life. For life is a test; a test to show our eternal Father we are faithful. It’s not easy- But it is worth it.

I know that this is the true church of Christ. I can not deny it. I know that the families can be together forever. But we must do our part so that this becomes possible. I know that Christ is our advocate and as we do our part we receive the remission of our sins and errors. We are not perfect but we are saints in action working for perfection. We are the defenders of righteousness; we hold the title of liberty. We can’t give up, what ever trial or difficulty we are facing or will face. We are the chosen and blessed. We have the responsibility to do what is right and be the example. I know that we have our callings here on earth and we must fulfill them. For we have an assistant; His name is the Holy Ghost. He is real and He can lead our lives in the path of Christ-- if we let him.

I know that Mothers are divine. I know that they help us and guide us. They help when we are weak and encourage us to go on. Their love is infinite. Their wisdom and guidance is true. I am so grateful for the Mother I have been given and thank you this Mother’s Day to express my love for you mother, and for all the mothers that live.

I know that God lives, and He has a plan for us! We cannot give up!

Eu sei que se nos esforçarmos, receberemos as bênçãos aqui na terra e na vida que vêm. Esta é a Igreja de Jesus Cristo. Eu não posso negar. Eu me sinto a presença do espírito santo como eu tenho trabalhado aqui na missão. Pois Deus VIVE! E Ele quer o melhor para nós e por isso Ele nos dá o dom do espírito Santo como membros da Igreja.

Eu espero que vocês tenham uma ótima semana!

Obrigado pelo apoio e orações de fé!

Com Amor,

Elder Fischer

From: Jonathan Jarett Fischer
Sent: Monday, May 03, 2010 7:46 AM

Querida família,

Another week passed bye. Wow. We had some great miracles happen. Tuesday we talked with Severino. He had to leave after our visit or embark for the sea as he will stay there for about 14 days. The lesson we had with him was great. The spirit was present. We gave him a lot of material for the trip (all of the lesson pamphlets) haha he’s great. And he has a lot of reading to do in the Book of Mormon.

Then we have Tiago. What a miracle. Tiago works during the day and studies at night and so it’s really hard to visit him. Then on Tuesday night we were passing close to his house and we decided to go to his house. A miracle happened he was in his house! And we talked about prayer and said that he had been feeling good about our message. He accepted a baptism date for the 22 of May!! And he went to church. He’s way cool. He’s 23and is studying at the local college. His mother passed away about 3 years ago and removed himself from the church. It seemed like he loved the church!

Then another miracle happened. About two weeks ago, we were knocking doors. Randomly we stopped on a side street and knocked at a huge garage door. To our surprise a young man 17 (Vinicius) answered the door and invited us in. He told us that he had already searched on the internet about the church. He had asked for a Book of Mormon but never received it. He taught the 1 lesson and it was great. But then he told us he wouldn’t go to church and we decided to ´´cut´´ him. Then this past week we saw him again. We invited him to go to church and he said he would go. Forgetting about him, Sunday arrived and he was already in the church!! He loved it and seemed really interested. I’m so excited to teach him. He’s very intelligent for his age.

I know that the Lord has been blessing us extremely. It’s amazing how the Lord truly blesses us with miracles.

Also, Peterson the young man we baptized at the end of march, has been progressing like crazy! He’s been going to seminary and we told him about a mission. He’s thinking about it! And he’s going to receive the priesthood this coming Sunday as I believe they already announced it in the sacrament meeting.

The Lord has been blessing us. I pray that we continue to find the Lord’s elects. For my time is coming to end!! I pray that I find those that are ready.
Thanks for all you do. I hope you all have a great week!

Com Amor,
Elder Fischer