Monday, March 10, 2014

Brazil: Week 4 - ACT, bot be acted upon!

This week was Carnival which means a ton of drunk people, almost every store was closed, and most people are on vacation. So, we weren´t able to teach as much this week. 

But, we did have some miracles happen this week! One of our investigators, J., called us on Tuesday and asked us what he needs to do to get baptized. AHHHH!!! Then, as we were riding the bus home one night, the guy that takes your money looked at me and said, "Youre an American." ".....yes...." "I met an American once, he was a Mormon Missionary." "Hey! Im a Mormon missionary!" We started talking to him and he said that he met this missionary a year ago on the bus and he gave this man a Book of Mormon and he has been reading it and wants missionaries to come teach him! Sadly we cant teach him because he doesnt live in our area but what a cool experience! There is this amazing family who just barely started coming back to church after a long time. We went over to go teach them and found out that their 11 year old daughter isn´t baptized. And they asked if she could get baptized this Saturday! OF COURSE!

I have been reading the Book of Mormon again and I really liked 2 Nephi 2:13-14. There is a God and He did create all things. He created us in His image. How amazingly cool! This made me think of something that my MTC said, (also Elder Bednar) we need to act, not be acted upon. We make decisions every day and it's up to us whether they are good or bad. Life happens, we have challenges and trials that we can't control but we have a choice, to act in the way of Christ or let the challenges act on us.

I love you all! I pray for you, and sometimes its in Portuguese! ;) Have a splendid week!

Sister Keeler

beautiful church 


Hey look! It's the angel Moroni! haha

Train station

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