Monday, October 1, 2012

We´ll sing and We´ll shout‏ (Week 19)

Elder Jacob at the baptism of Alexia (age 10). 
Her mom, Claudia, and her brother, Adriel, were baptized the week before. 
Ben said, "They are a wonderful family and truly a blessing of the Lord. 
Its' so cool to see the gospel applied in the lives of others.  It's really neat.  I know the gospel is true!"

Hey Fam!
I am doing very well out here in Riacho. We found a wonderful lady named Geralda that is really excited and progressing. She went to church yesterday and we had a great time teaching her about the Plan of Salvation today - it really is a pleasure to teach people that want to learn! It was a great lesson and I am grateful I get to see the effect of the gospel in the lives of others. Don't know if you remember Edna who was baptized two weeks ago, but she is very firm and strong - telling everyone she meets about the gospel. She is a hairdresser and always has Liahonas out in the salon for people to see. She is a great example and I want to have her enthusiasm for sharing the gospel!
The members here are really great and I am grateful for their help - we are trying to increase our lessons with members. We are also really excited to bring investigators to General Conference this weekend - four opportunities to bring them to the Church! Also, we are having a Zone Conference on Wednesday with Pres. Fortunato which will be great.
Elder Sloan continues to teach me how to be a more direct and powerful missionary. I am really grateful for his patience - I can be pretty prideful at times, but I am grateful for the many things he has taught me. We are working hard and it is a pleasure to serve with him.
Quote of the day - It is serving God and others with full heart and soul that turns testimony of truth into unbreakable spiritual strength. - Pres. Eyring - Mountains to Climb.
I love you and I know that this Church is true. I know that the Book of Mormon is a miracle of God and I am so grateful for it. I hope you all are making the most of the opportunity that is ours to delve into the scriptures - it is something I need to be better at and something I really want to do.
Elder Jacob

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