Thursday, June 28, 2012

June 25, 2012

-Sorry, no photos, these computers don't allow it sadly.
Yes, yes, another week truly has flown by, and we all know it. Ha. Sometimes I don't even see the weeks. They all are mixed together, since we are normally doing the same thing each day. I got a package this week as well from Rachel, so that was cool. We did have a Zone conference with a couple of the zones, and President asked me to conduct the meeting. It all went really well, and we had some really great trainings. Also, durring the week we did some divisions. I stayed in Alphaville with Elder Vincent, and we had a good time, and it was a good day for us. We even had chips and salsa at the end of the day. He is a great missionary. I also went on another with Elder Engberson where we went to his area. He is a good missionary, and he jumped on a tramp for the first time, on a tramp a member had. It was funny. We showed up at a members house, and said, hey, what are you up to, and he said nothing, so we invited him to come with us, and it went really well. I also found a store that is called iPlace when we were walking the other day, and it is all apple stuff, and it looked sweet. Ha. A lot of people have iPads here, and several even have Macs. Go Mac! Ha. Anyways, this week has been a good week, and we are working with Julia, several members of her family are already baptised, and it went really well. We also are trying to work with Roberto, the father of several recent converts, and prayers for him are always good. We are trying to work with several references as well, and hopefully that will turn out well. There was a scripture that President used in his training, that is in Doctrine and Covenants 76:5. The Lord is happy and honors us when we do what is right. Its not that we are avoiding the punishment, its that we can also gain the reward. We should keep the commandments because we want to, not because we need to. The Lord loves us all, and wants us to be happy. We can only truly be happy through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. There is nothing better to make us happier and strengthen our family than the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I love you all and hope you all have a great week.

Abra├žo,

Elder Tanner Ross Paxman

PS: It has been pretty cold here, but its more because I'm used to the heat. I still wear my short sleeve shirt normally. The Chapels here are different than the states, but not too much. They are Brazilian style. They still do have white steeples ... and they all are earth tones, just not the usual brick type we have. As for baptismal fonts, they normally are in every chapel, and not just the stake center. Every area I passed through has had one, and I'm pretty sure its a lot more common than not here.


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