Monday, January 28, 2013

January 28, 2013

NO fotos, there is no adapter today. sorry.

Wow, its almost February...   Time flies super fast ...  that is super weird. This week I will start my last transfer here in the mission. I think that I will be staying with Elder Allan here in Jaguaré, but I'll find out for sure tonight. So, this last week has been full of stuff happening. On my Birthday we went bowling which was super fun. I got in last place by a long shot ... but it was still fun. Ha. We also had brownies and a huge "firework like" candle. It was sweet. Then on Tuesday I got my package at a mission conference. The mission conference was amazing. All of São Paulo North, and São Paulo Interlagos were there. Around 360 missionaries together, that was way cool. Elder Christensen from the Presidency of the Seventy, and Elder Mazzagardi from the Seventy were both there, and it was an amazing meeting. Also, an Elder Cragun came up to me, and apparently he is good friends with Brenton (Elder Paxman currently) since he is from Corona. Small world. Then, I had a division with Elder Hendrixson, and he worked with me for a day, which went great. He made amazing Fajitas for Almoço since we got money to buy food. They were delicious. Then, the Zone leaders came to do some interviews, and yet another time, the person that would be baptised couldn't be baptised this past week. This time it was because her Mom doesn't think that she is ready. Its weird how people progress ... and get almost to baptism ...  and then start to avoid us  --  but it makes up part of this work. The plan is to have a baptism this coming week of a young boy that is called Bruno. He is the cousin of Léo, who was baptised recently. The work continues to move forward. Today, I would like to mention a scripture in Mosiah 4:2-3.  We all can be cleansed from sin through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. The Atonement of Jesus Christ is the most important thing that has happened since the creation of the world. Everything in the Gospel has a connection with the Atonement of Christ. I know that Jesus Christ suffered for our sins, and that through His Atonement, we can be saved. The Atonement is of much greater significance than we can image, and I know that through it, we can be saved.  I love you all, and hope that you all have a great week.


Elder Tanner Ross Paxman

fyi:  My plan for when I get home is to go back to BYU-I, which starts about a month or so after I get back.   The bad part of "Carnival" here is only on TV  --  which we don't watch  --  so we are good. Its not too huge here in our area.  Last year was super tranquil since I was in the interior (out in the country - smaller city). The end of the mission is the same as it has been my whole mission  --  just working hard here with all the great Brazilians that need to be baptised.

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