Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Week 6.....continued

We went prostleyting in the streets of Sao Paulo, Brasil. We handed out 12 Books of Mormon. It was a great experience once we built up our courage to speak. Many were telling us that we spoke well for as long as we have been studying Portuguese.
We met people of all ages at the two parks we were in and people on the streets.
We had a young man that was working on a house walk over to us and tell us that he had read the Book of Mormon and wanted to know how to learn more about the church. We gave him a number to call the local missionaries and where he could attend sunday meetings.
After a long day, we met back up with the Elders in our group and our teacher. We told our teacher all that happened that day and that the people of Brazil were open to listen and were interested in what we had to say, or they were VERY nice people.
At the end of our day we were with our teacher and an elderly man walked up to us. He was very old and didn't have any teeth, he was difficult to understand. Our teacher, who is Brazilian, spoke with him. This man has had a difficult life and was wishing it would end. As my teacher spoke with him and gained his trust he was very interested. He believed in the atonement of Jesus Christ and we answered his questions. He felt the holy spirit and began crying. We bore witness that God loves him and cares for him and could help him change his life.
Through this experience, I saw how the small and simple things of Jesus' teachings can change someone's life and help heal them. I can't wait until I'm out in the mission field and doing this every day.
We talked to a lot of people during the day, only wrote some of the hightlights.
We finished the day with huge smiles on our faces and feeling exhausted, but it was all worth it. It was a great day!

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