Monday, June 4, 2012

June 4, 2012

Oranges! Yay! They were real good right off the tree. 
I'm gonna eat that Orange! Well ... maybe it was just for a foto, but oh well. I did eat other ones. Ha.
I am yet again surprised at how fast a week can go. Can you believe it? It took one week to pass. Ha. But it was indeed fast for me. This past week was a good week. We had a division where I stayed in my area with Elder Cacchiotti. He is from Washington actually, and he is pretty awesome.  We had a good time. We also had a surprise meeting called by president which went well really well. He truly is an inspired man. A member here in our ward has his dad´s autobiography, and I got to read a little about President Martins there too. Also, this week was our stake conference, which actually was a regional conference that was broadcast from Salt Lake City. We got to hear from the Prophet, Thomas S. Monson, and also Elder Neil L. Anderson who spoke to us in Portuguese. There also was a seventy, and Sister Elaine S. Dalton. It was a really great meeting. And afterwards, on Sunday afternoon, there was a baptism of a boy, Payton, who just turned 8. He is from the Rodgerson Family, who are from the states. Several other American families were there as well, and they asked me to conduct the baptismal service in English. That was super crazy. Its really weird to speak English, but cool too. We taught a daughter of a recent convert, her name is Juliana, and she seems to be truly interested. She went to church as well, and enjoyed it. She is part of the Family of Vera, whose son in Gabriel, who was baptised recently as well. And as for Vanda, she didn't end up coming to church, and we will go there and talk to her this week. When we are on the right path, Satan always tries to draw us away. It may be in attractions, difficulties, or many ways, but always remember that the Lord will help us, for he loves us all. In Alma 57:26-27, it talks of the stripling warriors, and how they were preserved by the Lord. We should build our Faith in the Lord, and don't doubt. Yet again, we need to trust Him. The Lord knows what is best, and he will help us to conquer our "enemies" and be preserved. I love you all and have a great week.


Elder Tanner Ross Paxman

PS: As for where we live, normally we live in a house, or an appartment. Normally there is only one companionship in each house, though there are rare exceptions. Right now, I live in an appartment with my companion, right next to a smelly river (supposedly the smelliest river in Brazil). It's good though. As for Holidays, the Girlfriend/Boyfriend day (our Valentines Day), is coming up on the 12th of June, and afterwards it is Festa Junina - the June festival which I went to last year as well.

1 comment:

  1. Voy a servir la misma misión en 22 días. empezare a leer sus posts. Gracias por publicarlo y compartir las experiencias del Elder con fotos. Me anima mucho.
    Es la mejor obra sobre la Tierra.
    Saludos desde Guayaquil-Ecuador.

    Hermana López.