Weekly posts of Sister Laurel Dickerson's 18 month mission in Belém, Brazil for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
"There is sunshine in my soul today!"
Companheiras de novo!!! 11/7/16
Wow, so, as always, time is short! But this week was great!!! Sister Dustin and I are companions again, and we are giving it our best! (Endure/enjoy to the end, ya know?) But honestly, this week I only saw miracles!! Canudos is an area with lots of rich people and lots of poor people, but nearly all of them are receptive! The members gave us lots of referrals and all them are golden investigators! I honestly feel so grateful to be able to see God's hand in my life!
At the beginning of the week we started with a teaching group of three people, so we prayed, with faith, that the Lord would show us His children that were prepared to hear us, and then we went to work. We found forteen new people to teach, and in every circumstance we saw how the Lord had prepared them to receive us. All of them have a great desire to be baptized and to become closer to the Lord! I would honestly love to write the story of every one of them but... time... But really quickly!! One night, when we were walking in the street, we stopped to talk with two young women who were seated by the side! We ended up teaching them the Restoration right there and when we invited them to pray, one of them, Bia, said that she had felt something that she had never felt before, and so listening to the conviction in our words, she felt that it was true, that God called a new prophet and restored His Church. It was so special for us to see the Spirit carrying our testimony to her heart.
I love you all so much! I pray for you daily.
Sorry for the rush, maybe next week will be more calm?