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.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Calma Tchê‏

Mothers anyway huh! J/k., to be honest with you this last week was a disaster. From our numbers rising to a sudden drop. Blah its tuff. Really testing my patience. Monday through Wednesday 0 lessons 0 new investigators, 1000 street contacts and only 2 addresses. Oooohhhh i was sooo stressed. I'm really learning the power of prayer. I just pray and pray and pray. I don´t know what else to do. My comp and I had a really good talk about the mission this last week. It really opened my horizons. Remember the trek that Joseph Smith took all of those people on? Ya, well there was lots of complaining and oh this sucks you know. Well in the end the future leaders of the church were picked. The 12 apostles were picked. I got to thinking about that. All the trials they had, people sick, people dying. It was a trial of their faith. Now I add it to my life now, the experiences I am having. If I do my best here and shape my life how I want it to be, I know that this will effect the rest of my life. My trials now are strengthening me more than ever. You know I never really looked forward when I was home. I kinda just lived for the moment. There are lots of things I wish I could change. I know I wasn´t doing the bad things and making stupid choices, but I could have done better. I am Living my life now so that I can provide for my family and do my best in life after the mission. It's tuff ya, but it's worth it. These struggles are how the Lord told Joseph in the jail. Your trial will be but a small moment. What we take out of our trials is what will stay with us for the rest of our lives. This is what we need to learn. If ever we are having troubles, just kneel in prayer. We were at an old investigators house last night and she was having some troubles. She said that God did not want to hear her prayers any more. Her faith has gone away. From the moment we left our Father in Heaven, he said Remember who you are. Wow what a strong love he truly has for us. He doesn´t want to see us cry. He doesn´t want to see us hurt but he is carrying us in these moments. It is through our faith, our humility, to ask for help. We have a baptism on Sunday this week. Whoohoo the work and struggles pay off. Oh and Russell M Nelson will be here for a meeting for the missionaries in a few zones, including mine. That has got us pretty excited. I'm really looking forward to it. Well I'll get my testimony ready for you for next week. I would like to organize my thoughts a little better k? I have a question, what do you mean by Portuguese book of mormons. I'm lost in that whole thought. And send me some more sunflower seed bbq por favor. Thanks your the best, and send it in a box. I think you'll be able to send a can of dew that way. At least give it a try for your favorite missionary. PPPLLLEASAsee!!! Any ways life is rough but we are doing our best. Thanks for all you do for me on the other side of the world. Muah! Love you all so very much!!! Atê Proximo Semana Tchao Te ama Love your missionary. ELDER RAPP