Monday, January 27, 2014

Great Week! (Week 88)

Hey family!

Well it was yet another wonderful, wonderful week.  We spent Monday in the hospital with an elder who had surgery on a hernia.  Tuesday we had a Zone Conference in Contagem and I got to see a few members from Riacho which was great.  Wednesday we had a Zone Conference in Sete Lagoas which was very cool.  Uncle Ted served there and they have a goal to divide the stake this year in Sete Lagoas so that is really exciting.  After the Conference, we did divisions with the Zone Leaders there which was a great experience.  We returned to BH the next day, did some work in the office and welcomed the new senior couple that we have on our mission! They are wonderful - they are from São Paulo and very excited to work.  They will be serving in our ward.  We have an american couple waiting for a visa and another Brazilian couple to arrive so the mission is just getting bigger and bigger.  In February, we will lose 5 missionaries and gain 17!  President is opening new areas almost every transfer! It is really exciting to be a missionary!

We have very high goals for the mission this week and we are excited for the baptisms that we will have today and tomorrow.  President changed the day that we invite people to be baptized to Saturday which will help a lot of the people be confirmed.  We are very excited and I am very grateful to be serving this mission.

Have I already told you this story?  If so, forgive me. Two weeks ago we did a division in Ipatinga with the Zone Leaders.  Right before we went home that night to plan and sleep, we decided to visit a less active member.  We entered the house and we meet her cousin who was there staying with her.  We taught him the first lesson and he accept to read the Book of Mormon, pray and when God responds, to be baptized.  That was all that I have heard about him  because I went back to BH.  But as I have called the Zone Leaders and followed up on things, they told me that this young man had a dream where he dreamed that he saw God and Jesus Christ and they told him that this was the true church and that he should be baptized in it.  He will be baptized today.  I am so grateful for the work of the Lord because He really does work and help us in all that we need.  He knows His children and loves them. 

I love you all! Have a righteous and happy week!

Elder Jacob

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