What a week! The work is going great. We have met some very special people and it is such a blessing but people JUST NEED TO GET MARRIED. Cohabitation is literally one of the work's biggest obstacles. In sunday school we read about how Joseph Smith warned about how breaking the Law of Chastity would be the largest temptation for Zion. I think it is for the whole world.
We have named this week our WEEK OF MEN. We are only going to focus on the men and finding men and teaching men. You know, this was a tactic for a long time here in brazil. Some people ask us if our church only lets in men... The more you know.
One of the things I really admire about Brazilians is their faith. They are very faith-filled people, but they are easily blinded by the little garage-churches. It is ridiculous. I think that the grand majority of the Terrestrial Kingdom will be Brazilian. However, many just dont know where to find the truth so the whole 2nd chance in the Spirit World will be a huge blessing for them.
We had a meeting with the São Paulo Temple President, President Puerta. He was a very cool guy and shared some mission stories. He actually talked about the Book of Mormon more than the Temple, which was a little disappointing to a certain extent, but it was what we needed to hear. But he did cite an interesting quote from Russell M Nelson: The Lord only teaches questioning minds. And how true that is! Where would we be if Joseph didnt have a questioning mind?? He also talked about how we have help from the other side of the veil. I feel like everyone who works in the temple says that. I mean it is true and all but I guess we were expecting other things from him. Dont get me wrong, it was still what we needed to hear.
Just be grateful Elder Johnson.
But this week will be great. I am excited to start our week of men. We need more priesthood here.
I love you and I hope you have a fantastic week!