Parabéns for the baptism! That family looks so happy. I love that you went to lake Winnepesaukee.. I was actually thinking about that movie this week. A lot of people need to untie their emotional knots. Did you strap dad to the boat? haha
The Lord has been answering our prayers. If we have righteous desires, He will always grant them to us, in His time and His way. We brought a family to church, a completely crazy but totally elect family. So C and R are a married (actually married!) couple who look like mother and son and go to different churches to visit almost every day. Just let me tell you about the first lesson with them.. I finish telling the first vision and I ask them if they believe that Joseph Smith saw God and Jesus Christ and C responds: I believe, I saw Jesus once too... then she goes on to explain for 30 minutes (I counted) about her experience when she was completely awake and had this crazy vision being lifted up in the clouds in an elevator and seeing Jesus but his face was invisible and all this other stuff. Here in Brazil, these kinds of things are pretty normal. So the story of the first vision lost a little effect.. but hey.. she told us she knows we´re messengers from God and she wants to be baptized.
The miracle was in church. It was testimony meeting and we had joked about how she was probably going to get up and tell everyone her 30-minute overcome-by-the-holy-ghost story. Well, she got up, but it was to say that in 41 years of being Evangelical she had never felt so good inside any church. She said she prayed for God to show her that this was the true church and felt immediately that it was and now knows for certain that this is Christ´s church. Pray for this family! She, R and three of their kids can be baptized this Sunday. She is positive she wants to get baptize, now it´s just helping everyone else be just as secure.
But it doesn´t stop there; the other miracle this week was I and K, two sisters who are also going to be baptized on Sunday! I had already gone to church for a long time and almost was baptized, but she felt pressured and didn´t want to anymore. A member gave the referral to us, and instead of her we found her younger sister, who we taught and afterwards she had a dream about being baptized. When we finally taught both of them together, I told us she still wanted to be baptized, and she remembers EVERYTHING the elders taught her. These girls are so cute and are already friends with the youth in the ward. They are so solid, they already picked out what kind of cake they want at the baptism :)
We just need to have patience, and the Lord will bless us and answer our prayers. I know this isn´t just an answer to mine and my companion´s prayers, but to everyone´s prayers in this ward and everyone who prays for the missionaries. Thanks :) The church is true.
About A and L, they´re making things a little more complicated than they are, but still want to get married and get baptized. Keep praying for them to make the right decisions and just stay in their own houses at night... sheesh... But they are still our friends and the spirit is always there so strong when we teach them. Everything is so much simpler when you just keep the commandments.
I love you all so much! Have the best week ever! The church is true!
Com amor e carinho,