Monday, April 2, 2012

April 2, 2012

Wow, sounds like quite a week for you all this week. We all did get to watch conference, and at the same time too! That's legit. We couldn't watch the priesthood session, but it all was amazing! I love conference. I really enjoyed Elder Jeffery R. Holland's talk. It was great. Truly the Prophet and Apostles are men chosen of God, and are inspired through His Holy Spirit. All of those that talked to us, they truly are instruments in the hands of God. And that is crazy that everyone is heading off on missions. Que loucura é essa? Ha. This week was a good week, aside from an amazing conference, I was able to do two divisions. I did one with Elder Voges! We hit off this miraculous race together, we passed the middle together, and in the end, we will finish together. That's pretty legit. It brought back a lot of good memories. Its crazy to see how much we have changed too. I also had another division with Elder De Moraes, one of our Zone Leaders, and that went well. He is a great missionary. We are working with several families here, one being the family of Ataide and Viviane, and they are awesome. Ataide really doesn't show much interest, but we are hoping and praying. They have three kids, Agatha, 13, Matheus, 8, and Nathalia, 3, and they have all been to church and enjoyed it. Becoming members truly will be the best thing that could happen to this family. We also are working with a man named Calisto, and he is an elect, and he just needs to know that this truly is the best path for him, or any other man for that matter. There also is a friend of a member that we are working with named Fabio, and he is awesome. He wants to follow the truth. There also is a family of inactives that we are working with their son, and I really hope it brings their whole family back. They need this. The Gospel is the best path for anyone, and truly the gospel will help any life that accepts it. Truly the Savior Jesus Christ lives and loves us. As we have just seen the Prophet of God, and we know that they are called of God. The scripture I would like to use this week is Doctrine and Covenants 1:37-38. We should study the scriptures, and truly the Words of the Prophets are scriptures as well. I hope we all have a chance to go back and read the talks from conference, or even watch them again. It truly is what Jesus would say to us. They are inspired for our day. While God does not change, we do, and therefore we need modern revelation in our days. The Lord loves us and wants us to be happy, but he wont force us to be happy. We are the ones who choose that. We already have the perfect plan to be happy, and we just need to use it. I love you all, and hope that all goes well with you throughout the week. May the Saviors love surround you, especially in this time of Easter.


Elder Tanner Ross Paxman

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