how are things?? im doing great thanks haha. good to hear about the underdogs in the NBA. im good with OKC winning! and ricky fowler won one. legal. with tiger back on top...things are looking normal again haha. good to hear about the baptism and that theyre taking him in and to the activities....good stuff... rickys already home. nossa mãe...ta louco! tell him to write me! love ya pops. good bishoping to you! tchau!
noooo! what a crappy email. (for the 1st time I didn't send him questions, haha) first thing! tel devin, i sent that email before anything else. i didnt just send it because he was sad. haha in the package.... i dunno ill think
about it this week ha. you told me about grandmas house, but i dont even
know what plantation shutters are haha... crazy that mike and ricky are
home and hayden...mikes working with brother hemphill....good stuff...our
ward is so good! i love it. everyones doing big stuff...
revelation...(I asked him about this because I am teaching Relief Society on Sunday on this topic) something i learned in the mtc that i was reading about
today is how to establish a relationship with the holy ghost is
first with search/study and then he will give us inspiration and we have
to recognize it which will lead us to follow it which will lead us to
search more because we'll see the good results and its a cycle that goes
on and on....and read that talk! that i told you about! by elder Bednar.
learn by faith. its super good and all about that! i learned a ton from
sunday we had a stake conference here, but
it wasnt a normal stake conf. you know who spoke?? elder gonzales a
70. elder Anderson, elaine dalton, and PRESIDENT MONSON!! nossa it was
super good. almost all of them talked
about taking distractions out of our lives and taking more time for Christ
and the family. that we have 2 registers (histories) that are most important...the book of mormon (obvious) but guess what elder Gonzales
said was the other....youll never guess....our personal
registers (history) ....journal, letters, emails...crazy! so thats why i was
reading my notes from the MTC today...and i learned a ton....Pres Monson
talked about following Christs example in everything. that we have to
show more love for everyone, especially our family...it was really good.
elder anderson talked about 3 responsibilities that parents have
to their children... to strengthen their education, teach them to work while their young, and
teach them to love Heavenly Father...it was really good and three things
that my parents really did for me and im really thankful for that. Thank
you mom! and dad!
we are working with one lady that threw away her
cigarettes yesterday! she cried all through the first lesson. she is
really happy now... and another that is a reference from marinalva
(the sister in law of val that we baptized) that we reactivated... her friend
is super excited, she already read like half the book of mormon and is
reading D&C too. shes super excited! my faith is growing everyday! i
love the mission! i know its the work of the lord and when we do our part He does His! ive seen that just this week, we made goals and were doing
them and Hes trusting His children to us! we got a call this morning
too from a family that we just left a pamphlet with and she had read it 4 times and
loves it and wants the book of mormon so she can find the answers to the questions at the end of the pamphlet!
she said i couldnt respond well because i dont have the book of mormon and marked Saturday for us to go by and then called back and remarked for tomorrow because shes so excited! i love this work! sorry i cant share
everything with you guys, but ive got a journal you can read after i get home! ta
bom! love ya!
Here is a picture he sent us that his Mission Pres. sent him...
fotos de conferencia de zona (zone conference photos)
haha, my son, Devin just called me and told me this picture is like a "Where's Waldo?" picture!!! It's true! Can you find Elder Bergquist??