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


Wow, time is flying by down here. It must be something in the guarana. jk things are going great. I had an awesome week last week. We taught member families from São Paulo. It was kind of scary at first but i warmed up. No worries anymore my shyness is pretty much gone. Remember all the times you all said my a d d would drive everyone crazy, well i´m mellow compared to the most of them. Haha I win love you. We lost a member of our district last week. Elder Holt has been sick since he got here so they sent him home on medical leave. It pretty much sucked. We were all sad and many prayers went out in his behalf that he would get it figured out and get back out in the field. You are all probably just barely getting up. Sometimes i wish i could sleep in a little bit. 12 hours of studying in a stinking chair in a tiny classroom with 12, well 11 other people, whew it gets tiring. I went to the dentist yesterday because I lost that filling again someone needs to go figure out why they aren`t staying in my mouth. Anyways it is a little weird having someone speaking a million miles an hour in a language that sounded to me nothing like Portuguese. That will make you go crazy. I watched the whole thing on a tv screen via the camera in my mouth. That was cool i thought. So beans and rice everyday for every meal are getting a little old. I`d kill for a junior bacon cheese burger right now. No temple today the Sâo Paulo one is closed for cleaning this week. My computer is being dumb. This will take all day. I can`t put in any punctuation. I am going proselyting on Friday this week. It will be great. I'm not scared to approach people anymore. President Cardon ctm pres said something cool. "YOUR NEVER JUST BUYING BANANAS." So we need to talk to everyone around us, strike up conversations. Well its harder since i don't speak Portuguese very well, but i will get it. Speaking of fruit, did i tell you i have fresh fruit in front of my face always? I`ve eaten watermelon everyday no joke since i got here. Fresh pineapple, guava, grapes, bananas, hmmm what else ? Papaya, its kind of flavorless. All the guarana i can drink, whooo its good. They have a drink called bliss. It's like gogurt only a little thinner so i drink yogurt every meal. Meat is another big thing here in Brasil. There will always be come kind of meat for breakfast. They eat bread and cereal. what else, hmmm I dunno. Do you have any questions I might could answer? I`ll tell you about the city a little bit. Picture the skyline of N.Y.C. , huge buildings everywhere. Multiply that by one hundred as far as the eye can see, nothing but huge buildings. The roads here are like small one lane, except the freeways are like twelve. Motorcycles everywhere weaving in and out of traffic. I know one is going to get hit while i`m here. The roads are like a plate of spaghetti. Good luck finding your way around. The temp is probably 75- 80 degrees on a warm day and 50 to 60 on a cold day, so ya not too bad. Porto Alegre is known for their cold times. They say that those people who live in Alaska get cold! It rains alot and the wind pierces to the bone. Whoo Idaho aint gunna affect me no more. Did you like that English? Haha i´m still waiting to hear from my cute little brother. Come on man, I miss you! I want to hear how life's going. I´m in my 6th week now and haven´t talked to you. Love ya bud, your the man. Keep your spirits high and shoot for the stars. Anything is possible. I know how much potential you have and i know that you can do great things. I should have brought my study journal with me. I found a great scripture for you. Oh well, I will get it for you later. So hows Justin doing? I haven´t heard much about him for a while, and Andrea, Justin and Mykl? I've received some letters from them. Mykl drew me a picture. It made me smile! I could get pictures from her everyday and love it. Shes growing up too fast. Well my time is up so i better wrap it up. I love you all so much and appreciate your prayers. They are truly felt. The lord will bless us all. Keep the faith! Mom and Dad, I love you so much. Thank you for everything. It truly means alot to me to be brought up in the gospel. I never really knew how blessed I really am until I got down here. Most of the Brasilians here in the ctm are the only members in their families, and are new to the gospel. What a testimony builder to me! They come here with a small suitcase holding everything they own and I came here with two and another bag. I know that these people are children of God, that he blesses their lives by bringing them the missionaries. The people here are ready for the light of the gospel. They dream about it day and night. They pray and pray for us, their angels to appear to them, and bring them the true gospel. I love this work with all my heart, and pray that I may affect even just one life here. I pray for the spirit to guide me to the people God has prepared. I know this church is true! Em nome de Jesus Cristo Amèm Mom will you do me a favor and send me a birthday card for Meghan. Her birthday is November ninth. I want to send her a pretty one from you and then send it back to you to send it with a dozen roses for her. Do you think you could do that for me just a pretty card with no writing in it yet. Thanks a million. Love you all, TCHAU ELDER RAPP