Monday, November 26, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving (Week 27 . . . SIX MONTHS)

Hey all!

It was a great week this week ending with the baptism of Gilson yesterday. It was a really great baptismal service and I am very grateful to have participated. We are working hard to have Aline and Elizebeth be baptized next sunday - they went to church for the first time this week and liked it a lot.

My Thanksgiving was very good - another day serving the Lord. Glad you all had a great time with the food and the family - I can smell the rolls and stuffing from here! We will find out about transfers tomorrow night but most likely I will be here in Riacho for this next transfer with Elder Sloan. It is his last transfer so he probably won't be transferred. But who knows?

Pres. Fortunato is giving us a lot of trust and responsibility in our individual areas of service - the district leaders don't call every night to check up on us and our numbers and he is emphasizing seeking the Lord´s help and direction in our stewardships here. His goal is four new stakes in Belo Horizonte before the end of next year - looks like we will be working very hard this next year.

That is great news about Grandma and Grandpa Bowler! Wow! We are really blessed to have such a great family - can't wait to have them in the ward! Congrats also to Maddie for going on the mission! That is really neat!

I´ll leave you all with my testimony that I really do know that this is the Lord´s work. I know that God is in control and He listens to our prayers. I have found great comfort from studying the scriptures because the scriptures testify of God´s love. I know that whatever point we are at in our lives, our Heavenly Father is always there to bless us and direct us if we seek Him. I love you all!
Elder Jacob

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