Elder Rapp's Testimony

Eu gostaria Prestar meu testumunho para vocês com amor. Que Esta obra do Senhor e a obra maravilhosa. Que realmente Esta Igreja A Igreja de Jesus Cristo dos Santos dos Ultimos Dias e a Igreja restaurado aqui na terra. Por meio do um rapaz de 14 anos a Igreja foi Restaurado novamante. Eu sei com todo meu coraçâo que as bençâos que nos podemos receber e atraves nosso obediencia ao mandamentosdo Pai Celestial. Eu amo asse Trabalho. Eu nunca pensei realmente a luz que eu posso trazer por tantas pessoas. Que realmente eu posso ajudar alguem a ter Fe em Nosso Salvador Jesus Cristo. Eu seui que ele vive que ele nos amo. So presisamo buscar ele em Oraçao e ele vai no ajudar. Eu amo cada um de vocês. Você sempre esta em meus oraçoes. Obrigado por todo que vocês fazem para mim. Te Amo!!! E eu digo estas coisa em nome do Meu Salvador e Redentor Jesus Cristo Amèn.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

almost finished ‏ 9/19/07

Wow what a week. This week has been in some ways the hardest. Everyone is ready to get out of the ctm and into the real world. We have had a lot of contention in the district, but we all talked last night and cleared things up. E. Darlington exploded, it was quite interesting, but things are good now that our feelings are out there. Just got back from the São Paulo temple. It is a very beautiful temple. The inside is so beautiful I don´t think i could describe it and have it be close enough to its beauty. P-days go for Americans Tuesdays and Wednesdays and then Brasilians on Thursday. There are only 3 places w/ computers so our time is really limited. We can´t use the ones at the ctm for anything other than the TALL program to learn Portuguese. We can only mail letters outside of the ctm. We only have 2 weeks left as of yesterday. whoo hoo! I´m excited to get to Porto Alegre and find out that I've been learning something they call Portuguese, but really isn´t how people speak. There are 21 or us flying out to Porto Alegre on September 2, 12 americans and the rest Brasilians. The brasilian missionaries are so funny. They think i´m crazy because of my A D D which by the ways is coming out real nice now that I know everyone. I´m still mellow compared to alot of people. The food is all staring to taste the same. My appetite is shrinking, so no worries about me needing to buy a new bunch of pants. I had a pen explode on my shirt pocket last week. Sweet huh? Ruined my shirt and my garments. fun fun fun. Sister Cardon has been working on them for a few days trying to get it out, but we´ll see how it turns out. I took pics, so as soon as I get in the field, I´ll send you all pics of Brasil, my ctm comp, my new comp, the whole nine yards. Can I tell you how bad I hate typing. I wish i would have worked a little harder in computer classes. This takes me forever. You´d think by 19 a brother would be able to use a computer effectively. Not much new in the ctm. We go proselyting on Friday again this time to a place with a fountain all the homeless people use as their bathroom. Yummy i´m excited. Brasil is not quite like the us eh!!! A bit different but not quite third world country. We´ll say second world. Ok ready for the highlight of my week. Tuesday night devotional last night was amazing. Normally we have like Stake Presidents and area authorities come speak, which are good still, but a little more special would be nice. You know Provo gets like General authorities all the time. Where's the love for Brasil? We are important too and the church is still true down here. Ok enough blabbing, I´ll get to the point. President Didier, president of the 1st quorum of the seventy came. He is over all of the missionary work in Brasil. What a great meeting. I hope that we get more meetings like that before i leave. He spoke on commitment more or less. Not looking at how we are now, but looking at how great we will become in the future. What a great talk. He told us that learning a language was easy. Ya easy for him who knows 6 languages fluently. I´ll get there with time, I just have to be patient. My growth already amazes me. I didn´t realize how much I actually knew before I came, and now to see my growth, makes me want to keep studying and working hard so that i can grow even more. Sometimes it seems like 12 hours of study in a day isn´t enough I want more. There are more things I want to do in a day than my time allows. Well time is short, so I´ll wrap it up. I know that this gospel is the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. He lives and loves me. I have taken upon me his name as a representative of him. How truly blessed I am to have the opportunity to serve in Brasil. I love the people and pray for them to feel the spirit through me. I love this gospel and I love this Work. The church is true. We have a living prophet upon the face of the earth today. He speaks to our Father in Heaven and receives inspiration for us. I love this work and bear you my testimony of its importance in the name of Jesus Christ, amen. Love you all, ELDER RAPP Thank you all so much for the prayers in my behalf.