Monday, December 23, 2013
Passo Fundo de novo!!!!!!!
So, I've been transfered to the zone Passo Fundo, (about a year ago, I was transfered here too, Erechim is part of Passo Fundo)
I am serving in the ward: Planaltinha,
area: Planaltinha A.
Zona: Passo Fundo
Companheiro: Elder Spadari
He is from: Long beach (Praia grande), São Paulo
We are the LZs of 23 missionaries, the biggest zone in the mission.
We share the ward with 2 crazy-as-Murdock sisters. Sister Röpke, de Recife, e Sister Costa, from a city on the outskirts of São Paulo. (If you got the A-team reference, you are awesome)
We baptised a young man this week, his name is Maikon. He is 13, and loves the church, the elders found him knocking doors last week, and he went to church 2 days latter, and yesterday, Elder Spadari and I baptized him. He is AWESOME and super funny. He also wants a Temple marriage (yes, he has already chosen the young woman hahahahaha) and to serve a mission.
His sister (age), probably will be baptized here in 2 or 3 weeks, she has a lot more work to do to get ready, he was super elect, she will have to change several habits..he he he....
anyways, I have spent some time this week thinking about personal revelation. I have come to the following census. (I wrote this to a friend who asked...)_
So, if we were to live before the birth of Jesus, you would probably see an angel. Because of the fact that we live in this modern age, revelation comes through the whisperings of the Holy Spirit. (B/c of iniquity, revelation has decended from the terrestrial level to the telestial level) the first rule to recieve revelation, is to be obeying ALL of the commandments, if not, repent, and ask for forgiveness....talk to your bishop etc.... If there is something wrong, it will impede your revelation, (refer to the excelent discourse given by Pres. Eyering, "Where Is The Pavilion?") RE> http://www.lds.org/
general-conference/2012/10/ where-is-the-pavilion?lang=eng your response can come in 1 of 3 ways.
Type 1- the most probable and sure way. Galatas. The fruits of the Spirit are: Love, tenderness, peace, etc..... (I know the words in portuguese, but not in english...) Also, there is that scripture in D&C where the lord rebukes Oliver Cowdary and says "Did I not already give you peace unto your soul? With what more of an answer dost thou need?" more or less....hehehe.... allright, so what you need to do, is unplug yourself from the world. cell phone, computer, ipod...etc...the world, go to somewhere where you can be alone and is very very quiet. I would suggest doing this at the end of a fast. After much prayer and study of the scriptures, Ask a question VERY VERY specific. Invoking the name of our Savior, ask a yes or no question. Confirm or not. etc... if you can feel peace or a burning in your chest, it's the right thing to do. If you have difficulty focusing or anything like that, it is the wrong thing to do. If you feel that you have not recieved an answer, try again, pray, study more scripture, pray, study, pray study, ask....etc... continue. My mother always taught me that as litteral descendants of our Father in Heaven, we have the Right to recieve an answer to any question, but first we must study it out in our minds, (introduction to the Book of Mormon, or Moroni 10:4) and then ask with faith. If we do not recieve an answer, try again, if not, try again, UNTIL YOU RECIEVE AN ANSWER. I have a testimony about this one.
2. Dream, you ask the question in rightousness, and a little bit afterwards, you will have a dream where you recieve your answer. (you must be very rightous and have LOTS of faith, or the answer needs to be made know VERY abruptly) rarely happens.
3. Make a decision, and pray that the Lord helps you whatever the decision may be. This is frequent also. What it means? The two options are good. Just choose one and pray for the strenght of the Lord to uphold you in your decision.
Thanks for everything, Mom, because Brittany has not sent info about the Skype, lets plan on 4 oclock chistmas afternoon :) thanks :)
Photos-1. Baptism of Francisco last week,