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.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Hello ‏ 10/31/07

Hello everyone! Another week down and almost done with first transfer. Whoohoo! I know I know you want stories. I haven´had much to tell you story wise so I will tell you about my life. It starts out at 7 am, wake up, and work out, eat, shower you know. Then we study till about 11 30 and go to our lunch appt. AND EAT A TON of food mostly beans and rice. We then go back to the house and study some more. 3 or so we go to work visiting people and teaching till 9 or so. Then its back home for planning time and get ready for bed. I´m in bed by 11. most nights... Day after day that is what i do. I played futebol with the neighborhood kids on my first p-day here in Restinga. The culture here is great I love it. They don´t knock on doors here they clap doors. Interesting huh. so i can say as a fact that Ive never had a door slammed in my face here. huhuhu I´m sure some would like to say that in other missions in the world. Lets just say my mission IS THE BEST MISSION IN THE WORLD!!! We had a lady answer her door and say we could come in so she went in to get the keys to her gate ,everything is gated fyi, so we thought she went to get them... nope she left us out there. We waited for like ten minutes and then left. We have had alot of success getting new investigators but they all move away before their baptismal date. We had one scheduled for the 27th of Oct. and she moved the 26th. Difficult people huh? One of the parts of our area is very ghetto, I´m talking people living in one room shacks made of thin boards. We hear a lot of guns going off in that area. No worries we are very safe. I promise, breath. One of the kids in my district in the ctm, I was talking to him in the mission home last week and he was on a split with some elders in another area. They were walking down the street and saw a guy walk up to another and shoot him in the back of the head. Crazy!!! That area is now closed. His first split on the mish and he sees that yikes. I´m sorry, I shouldn't´t tell you stories like that. I´m in a safe area and I live in a safe neighborhood so all is well. My house is sufficient for 2 people. It is made of 1 layer of brick. Ya interesting. All the houses are that way besides the shacks. My washing machine, hhahaha get this.. its like a barrel with a hose going into it and a small thing on the inside that swirls the water a bit. Cool huh? You can pass that on to the elders in the states. Nope we don´t have dryers, they don´t exist. We have a clothes line. Don´t ask me how my clothes will dry in the winter when it rains for weeks at a time. We will have to cross that bridge when it comes huh? Well my time is short so I love you all and am praying for each of you. Oh before I go I have a wish list for goodies hint hint. They have 11dollar flat rate envelopes you can cram full. Sunflower seeds (spits smoked bbq), tropical skittles, beef jerky, gummy any thing but more specifically gummy frogs. Ask Jordan he will know, mt dew if you can get a can or 2 in a package, and honey roasted peanuts. That will do for now. Happy Halloween too. I love you all. Until next Monday, tchao Love, ELDER RAPP