Friday, August 5, 2016

Apr. 18, 2016 - The Lord Will Provide

So we start this week with close to no money between the 4 of us in our house. So we say alright this week for groceries we'll just tough it out and buy the necessities like rice and cheese and bread and eggs and it comes out to like 15 euros in total. Then out of no where we get 4 member meals in like 3 days! First time that's ever happened, ever! So we actually eating more than we ever have with our cupboards empty! The best part is that people start sending us home with leftovers! Miracles really do happen! (Don't worry mom, I'm not going hungry;)

Anyway this week was pretty sweet. I went on a division to my first area, Braga! It was pretty cool and passed some recent converts over there! Really weird with the reversal of roles now but we really helped that area get back on their feet.

So we finally marked Pedro for Baptism. He is Lurdes and Vitor's 14 year old son who is really smart and already has received an answer about the Book of Mormon and everything. May 7th is his date for baptism and we're pumped!

We taught a lesson this week to a teenager who is having some problems with high school and friends and parents and actually everything. It was centered around this scripture, Alma 7:11-12

11 And he shall go forth, suffering pains and afflictions and temptations of every kind; and this that the word might be fulfilled which saith he will take upon him the pains and the sicknesses of his people.

 12 And he will take upon him death, that he may loose the bands of death which bind his people; and he will take upon him their infirmities, that his bowels may be filled with mercy, according to the flesh, that he may know according to the flesh how to succor his people according to their infirmities.

I hadn't felt such a comforting feeling in quite some time. We testified about the infinite love of Christ and how we ALWAYS have someone going through this life right by our side. I know that Christ is our eternal Friend and will never leave us. He knows what we've been through because he already has. I love Him and I love this work! 

Pics. Just to prove that I was in Braga haha you can't really see me
And this is Elder Jensen and his amazing art he gave me after our division!

Elder Powell

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