Monday, April 4, 2011

God and Jesus Christ

Life is back to normal here in Patos...well, basically. This week we got a surprise phone call saying that there would be zone conference in Uberlâ we got back on the bus and drove back to the city we left a few days earlier. The best part of the conference was the fact that ALL of the sisters on the mission were there! We´re few in numbers (there are only 7 sisters in the whole mission) but we know that our numbers will grow a little. Two new sisters are arriving this week and in May we´ll be getting 3 more! Zone conference was super great and we received some new rules including teaching 10 first discussions every day...and reading 15 pages of the Book of Mormon every day. These really are big challenges, but I know that our faith will increase with these tasks.

General conference was super great! There were problems with the connections, so I listened to all the sessions in Portuguese. I know that the translators are good, but nothing can compare to hearing the acutal voice of the speakers...especially Elder Holland and President Monson. We even had a few investigators come and watch which is super great! The members really make all the difference because they are the ones who will still be here in the city when transfers come around. I particularly liked Elder Nelson´s conference talk because it answered a lot of the questions I had written. I know that we receive answers to our prayers, which is why it´s so important that we ask.

We´ve started teaching a woman named Nayara. She´s the daughter of 2 less active members. She´s been living in Germany for the past 9 months and while there has lost faith in any type of God. It´s the first time that I´m having to start the discussion teaching who is God and Jesus Christ and how we can gain faith that they really exist. Teaching the basics is super important and I know that my own testimony will grow as I study to help Nayara gain her faith back.

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