Welp, it sure has been one heck of a week for me down here in Brazil. Everyday has been such a blessing. I've had so many life experiences here that will forever change my life and my family. I was nutmegged more times than I can count by Brazileiros. I ate the most delicious food of my life. I unclogged a toilet with a Fanta bottle... But! By far the best of all, has been helping Gabriella come closer to her Savior, Jesus Christ through the waters of baptism. I can't even begin to describe just how great it felt to have played even just a small role in her journey back home to her Father in Heaven. The family is so beautiful. When I saw them all together, it was too hard not to cry.
Sorry today's e-mail is short. I want you all to know that love is real, and comes from God our Father, penultimately made manifest in the infinite sacrifice of a Father and Son, the sacrifice that made possible our return to God's presence. It is the sacrifice that makes complete and total repentance and freedom from sin possible. It is the sacrifice that can enable us to overcome all pain and sadness with everlasting victory and eternal happiness, all possible on the conditions of faith, repentance, baptism, and enduring the the end.