I'm starting to really love São Sebastião. Adjusting to a new situation after two transfers of the same ol' grind is teaching me a lot! Luckily, the area is wonderful, the members are feeding us, and we are ready to make a difference in people's lives!
Not much to say this week. We pretty much just knocked on doors and talked to people in the streets all week. Since we didn't have anyone come to church, I would say that it wasn't the most productive of weeks. But, honestly that would be lie. Out of all the weeks here in the mission, this week probably the most spiritually productive for me and for my faith. God had a couple of specific lessons that he wanted me to learn, and I feel better than ever about the work.
Every new week that passes in my mission becomes the greatest, the most important, the most sacred, than any other that has preceded it. The windows of heaven are open. Miracles haven't stopped. God's love is universal, unstoppable, and unbreakable. God has saved his elect to conquer the enemy in these, the last days. The promises of the scriptures will all be fulfilled. The work is hastening and we can't be left behind!
One the thing that is become very clear to me as a missionary: The strongest conversions, the most meaningful baptisms, and the longest lasting life changes come from regular people reaching out to others, taking them under their wing, and helping them understand the atonement of Jesus Christ. I used to eagerly await the missionary calling, thinking that when I received it, I would receive a power to bless people's lives that only a missionary has. Boy was I wrong. The members have so much more power than the missionaries.
This Christmas, let's put material things aside. What should we really be giving people this Christmas? 1 Corinthians 12:31
Take a look at the new clip “A Savior is Born” at Christmas.mormon.org !