Wednesday, May 25, 2011

hey mom and dad,
. this week was a pretty good week. we worked like crazy both in the office and in the area. it is always good to get back out in the area. we are baptizing Pedro this saturday. he is way excited and so are we. i have known him for over a year now! him and jessica say that they are gonna be the first couple to get married in the manaus temple. that is such a cool thing for a missionary to hear! that shows that he knows what he is doing and is not just thinking of short term but his future in the church. he is gonna be a really strong member. we had a special training with Elder Godoy last week. it was really cool! it was just with the members of staff, 8 zone leaders, and the two assistants. He got to know each one of us before the meeting started. that was way cool! he told us some things really interesting and things i have never thought of before. he asked us a question about how the prophet chooses where a temple should be. he was like, rio de janeiro has so many more people than manaus why isn't it there instead of here? then he explained how we always end up looking at the numbers of members in the city and stakes and all the earthly stuff. then he explained how the prophet's view is different than ours. that the prophet doesn't just look on this side of the veil, about the people in manaus, but on both sides of the veil and how he knows exactly where the temples need to be placed in the world. i thought that was way interesting to know about the prophets, and is a testimony builder about the revalation that he recieves and the eternal perspective that he has and is passing to us in every talk that he gives. it was a really good experience. but i got to run. i think we are gonna go do a round of paintball in our area, so that should be fun. i love you guys and will talk to you next week.

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