Monday, October 27, 2014

9 Months!


This week like so many others has just flown by. Thankfully (or not so thankfully) the weather has been nice and dry with the lovely burning sun all week long, all hail sunscreen! I do have to admit it's a bit worrisome because it's been hot but only around 30 C (86-ish F) and about mid-December it starts to stay around 40 C (110-ish F), hoping to adjust as soon as possible, all hail reapplication of the sunscreen! 

So this past week made 9 months on the mission! Kind of crazy to think about how much has happened and how much I've changed but I can remember leaving home like it was yesterday. Elder Gois and I are finally getting a solid teaching pool together which is such a blessing. But as with everything, nothing is perfect or easy. Even the family that promised us that they would give it their all to be there at church on Sunday wasn't able to make it, oh the joys of serving the Lord. 

This past week we had one night full of teaching appointments and the only thing that we could do was schedule for 7:00, 8:00, and 9:00 the lessons because that was the only time that we would have been able to teach these people during the entire week. But it was totally worth the "correria" (ko-heh-reea)(run around?). Elder Gois explained in one lesson why it was important that we have a prophet and apostles and the priesthood on the earth while I made funny faces at the two young children and peeking from behind the pamphlet to entertain and distract them. Then in the other lesson the father of the family that I explained to you the other week told us about an answer that he had to a prayer feeling a great peace and purpose continuing to have us meet with the family, awesome. And in the last lesson another family started to open up to us about their real questions and doubts about God and their situation as a family. It was a great night and a huge example of how we all need to be prepared at any moment to be an instrument in the Lords hands. 

Anyway I hope you all have a great week and I pray for all of you! 
Remember that the Lord is always there to strengthen us and make our burdens light if we always have a prayer in our heart (Mosiah 24:12-16).
Oh and Happy Halloween! which Brasil doesn't really do but I might just have to get a stash of goodies for myself, haha.


Elder Pierce

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