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

Good Morning ‏ 9/26/07

Hello everyone!!! I´m in my last week. Today is my last p-day in the ctm. Time has flown. I´m really excited to get into the field and work hard. The CTM has taught me me so much. My testimony of the gospel grows so much on a daily basis. Not to mention my pant size. J/K i do eat 3 meals a day but i haven´t grown much. Its more a healthy well balanced diet. Nottin like mommas cookin do. I miss American food believe it or not. While we were proselyting last Friday a couple of the Elders got McDonald's and said it was amazing so maybe i´ll get some in the airport on my way out of São Paulo. I´m excited to get into a little more open area but i´ll probably be in the heart of Porto Alegre now that i want some space. I´ll live i guess. How's hunting season going for Archery Justin maybe if i ask you specifics you'll write me and tell me. How ya are buddy. I miss ya man. Job changes and everything your probably doing alot of work right now but i´m still waiting to here from ya bud. Jordan's turn... How's the Junior way of life now. It was a big jump for me. I really had to step it up in my work. Sophomore year was kinda layed back not much work so i struggled at first. Hang in there and work hard but stay focused on your school work it is important. Looking back I wish I would have done a better job in school. I know you get caught up in the moment and caught up with friends but there is time for school, so work hard. Tell Ed hi for me and Ms Jansma as well. Get me their real email addresses and give them mine so I can talk to them. Por favor. I love you bud I pray for you every night and know that you are doing well. Keep up the good work. Well this last week has been pretty slow, alot of review in my Portuguese learning. I´m still struggling more than the others in my district but am going to step up my confidence in myself and do the best i can. We had alot of really good spiritual experiences through out our district while proselyting last Friday. Alot of us talked to some very interesting and interested people. We went to a place with alot of homeless people. I t is known for the yellow fountain there. I´m sure you can guess why!!! Ya the place reeked of urine. I saw some homeless people fighting, that was pretty funny. A couple of drunk old men trying to beat each other up. I laughed a little bit. A couple of the missionaries met a homeless guy that was a member many years ago and had no money so he left the church, and is now living on the street. He had a strong desire to get back into the church but didn´t know how. These elders helped him read some of the Book of Mormon and some of the great promises in there. He really wanted to pray so they prayed with him.
They said that he just sobbed after words. What a great experience they had and I´m sure the spirit was so strong at that moment. It amazes me how much the spirit teaches me. I love having those constant feelings of warmth and comfort from him. My companion and I talked to a young man who has studied alot about our church and believes it but struggles with the fact of modern day Prophets. He said that he would keep studying and try to find out more about us so we can only pray for him. I was with Irmão Bonetti later when we were almost ready to leave and we went and talked to a guy on the steps of this huge theater in the city. As I fumbled through my Portuguese he began to light up. I felt like he would read The Book of Mormon I gave him. I bore my testimony of its truthfulness and I believe that he will be blessed by reading it. I know he will read it. All these make my testimony grow so much. I love this gospel and this great work. Sometimes it is frustrating but that is part of the WORK part of things. I have enjoyed my time at the ctm but am anxious to get to the field. I know this Church is true and am so very grateful to serve here in Brasil. I know that Gordon B. Hinckley is a prophet of God and he receives modern day revelation for us. We are blessed to live in these days. The sins of the world are great right now but that can only make us stronger. I love you all and thank you for all your prayers in my behalf. I pray for each one of you and know that you are being blessed. Love You All, ELDER RAPP