Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Words from Elder Jared Anderson in Brazil
"Well this has been another great week of work. Things are starting to get up and going and so i am very happy! The miracles we see everyday make me wish that i could be set apart as a missionary for my whole life, but i will share one from this week that was really awesome. We have been finding a lot of people that just like to talk and so turning them into real solid investigators has been a problem. We had made plans one night to visit a bunch of people that lived in an Called Bom Jesus. But we felt prompted that this was not what we should do, so instead we began walking down the road to an investigators house who was not progressing. When we nearly got there we decided to visit a person we had contacted about a week earlier. her name is Paula, in our initial contact she wasn't very interested, so we kinda forgot about her. But that night we went and visited her. We knocked on her door and asked if we could share a message, she agreed and we went in and began to teach, several times we saw her husband wandering about not appearing to give us any attention, to my surprise about 1/2 through the lesson he came and sat down with there 9 year old son. He sat down right as we began speaking of the restoration and Joseph Smith seeing our Father in Heaven and Jesus Christ. It was powerful, we bore witness of the reality of this event and testified of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon, silently the family began to weep, my heart was so full gratitude for their humility. they agreed to read the4 Book of Mormon as a Family and we will be returning tomorrow to continue teaching them. I have know doubt of the truthfulness of this Gospel, I have seen so greatly how it can bless our lives, i am so thankful for each and everyone of you and love you very much. "