the greatest gift I have to give as a missionary is my testimony
I need to be as patient with my investigators and the Brazilian people as God is with me, forgiving and loving 7 times 70
those I teach are literally my brothers and sisters; as I view them in that form the promise that God made to Joseph and early missionaries of the Church that He would protect their families can apply to my investigators as well
Christ is the Prince of Peace; what a blessing it is for me to be spreading the only peace that lasts-that which comes from Him
Matthew 28:17-20 was cited at least 7-8 times by my count: missionary work is a defining characteristic of Christ´s church and how lucky I am to be one of the 65,000 in God´s army!
as a priesthood holder I need to view myself as a literal son of God, a disciple of Christ, a comforter of souls, and capable of inheriting all the blessings of God
it´s okay, essential even, to have weaknesses and realize that I´m never going to be able to overcome them on my own
Those are just a few, but it was a really uplifting weekend for me. I hope all of you had a similar experience! And it was super nice to be able to play the piano for 2-3 hours in between the sessions on Saturday.
Time´s up already...? Not fair. To be continued next week then I guess! One day after Lena and Reobe are confirmed members of the Church. Should be a good week
Love you all!
Love, Elder Sears