Hello and good day!!
Well, all you guys freezing it the states, I hope you are all doing well, 'cause where I am it's sunny and 75ish out. But, it was a nice week here and we had lots of new stuff happen.
Sonh, who we are teaching is doing good, but she is pregnant and the baby had some problem. So we will talk to her tomorrow and we will see what is going on, and she still has tons of desire. It's just lots of trials right now.
This week was good, we saw a lot of people in Church, this last week, that haven't been for a while and we had 7 women in Relief Society!!!
That was a miracle!! It so cool to see the Church grow from nothing and just do super good, but it also means something else will happen for us, to pass through to become stronger. The branch has problems, but it is helping people grow and do better, so it's all right. But life here always has you on your feet and the Lord is always testing you!!! If you really have your heart open, you can hear the spirit always talking. The hard part is blocking out all the junk, so you can hear it.
One other thing, that I have been learning about it sin. There are 2 types of sin, sins of commission, which is grave sins and big commandments, and then, sins of omission, which is choosing the best, instead of the better. Once we pass the stage of committing sins of commission, we need to work on the sins that will keep us from being exalted, sins of omission. So, working on using your time wisely.
I love this Church and the gospel of Jesus Christ! It really is the only way we have happiness. This is the truth, there is no doubt about it, I know that Jesus Christ is our Savoir, He died for us. The Greatest of All, died for the least of all. What a marvelous gift.
I love you all and I love what I do. Have a great week!
love Elder Stratton
|Elder Camargo and Me at Black Point Bridge|
|Elders Stone, Camargo, Stratton & Scholfield at Black Point Bridge|
Me and Elder Camargo
We were running up to this place called Black Point, cool!
A very nice day with Elder Camargo and
a cool place called Ponta Preta (Black Point)