Monday, September 17, 2012

September 17, 2012

Stairs! ... and lots of them here ... 
 Wow, they're steep ...  and everywhere.  Ha.
Yep ...   we're about dead.  Ha.
Wow, another week passes by. So, first of all, yes, São Paulo is humongous ...  and is the city that never stops. Ha. Zone conferences, Presidente Martins is in charge, and he organizes everything. They are always really good trainings, and we can see other Elders, including Elder Wendel! yay. Ha. So this week has been another week of talking to a lot and a lot of people. Unfortunately, hardly anyone wants to learn more about the Gospel, but we sure are planting a lot of seeds. Elder Nogueira and I are working hard, and working a lot. We are finding lots of people, that afterwards tell us that they don't want anything anymore. We are cycling through a lot of people. The area book will be pretty full when we leave. Ha. Other than contacts, nothing too exciting happened. Ha. Silvio is still on ... more or less, as he is still searching the church and wants to know if its true. No one went to church on Sunday which was sad, but there is always next Sunday. This week, I would like to focus on a scripture that changed the world. Its something that makes the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints unique among all the churches. This scripture is James 1:5-6. If we want to know the truth, we should ask God, and not a pastor, or other people. God will not lie to us, and He will show us the truth. No other church asks you to pray about what they teach, but we know that what we teach is of God. Therefore, we ask all mankind to ask God in sincere prayer, and they will receive their answer. I know that God will answer our prayers as He is our loving Father in Heaven. He answered my prayer, and I know that the Book of Mormon is true, and therefore, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the only true church on the earth with the true authority from God. I challenge all men everywhere, to do as the Book of Mormon invites, and pray and ask God about its truthfulness. I love you all, and hope you all have a great week.


Elder Tanner Ross Paxman

PS: As for fast food places, they do have several here. Some unique to Brasil, and they do have quite a few McDonalds (they are not like the states). There is one KFC that I have heard about here, but there might be a few more here in Brasil somewhere.

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