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, April 28, 2008

Hey y'all, I have absolutely no time to write because I'm being transferred. Things are going good minus all the baptisms that I will miss here in Nonoai. It's all good. I have to pack still. I would like to visit a few families and today has been run run run. Please forgive me. I will write an amazing letter next week for sure. I don't know for sure what will happen, if I will be senior or stay junior, not sure yet but I'm a little anxious to find out. Love you all and pray for each one of you. Muah!!! ELDER RAPP

Monday, April 21, 2008

Ai dos computadores ne!!!‏

Hello all,how's my wonderful family doing this week? I just got done with a baptism. It went well. I just hope I stay here to see the rest of the family baptised. A family of like 30 people. Ya, an amazing family. I love it. Well today is a holiday here so I thought the internet wasn´t going to be open, so I'm glad that it ended up being open. Transfers are coming up in a week or so. I don´t want to leave this area now that we are doing well. The companionship is better but well go our ways this transfer. We had an argument today because he unplugs the fridge every night. How does the food stay good when it's warm. I dunno but it is all good now. I took his bed apart today because he likes to sleep on the floor. He's never had a bed so why not continue that way. Things are great, I'm feeling good with another young man in the church now. We have been having some struggles with the ward they don't do much to help. We had a service project on Friday and the only people there were 4 missionaries and one guy from the ward. Ya, we worked all day 10-930 putting a roof on a house. It went well. We went back today and finished the roof over the bathroom. Some of my recent converts are struggling alot. They are single moms with little ones and no one wants to help them. gggrrrr. Here come the elders to lift them up again. At times it can be frustrating, this here work, but in the end well worth it. I am doing great though. I never told you all because you worry, but i hurt my knee a good time ago and my area is full of hills. I have been using a brace for a few weeks to see if it gets better soon. Sis Johnson just recommends tylenol and coke. Blah what kind of meds are those? I don´t drink coke. Well don't worry, I'm pushing along and making my knee work itself back to health. The times are short, you just can´t stop working. Lets get some more families in the church. Well I'm running out of time, so I'm going keep it like it is. I love you all and am praying for each one of you. Thanks so much for all you do for me. MUAH!!! ELDER RAPP

mais um‏
Hey, I never told y'all about the temple. It went well, as usual. It took up our whole p-day and didn´t give us time to work. Bummer but it was great. I wish I could go more often. I really took for granted the opportunity I had to go before I left. But hey there is always room to improve. The hat and gloves, I haven´t found yet, but don´t worry it's not cold yet. Well for me it not so I'll get em soon. Love you, xoxo. Tell my cute little niece she needs to send uncle Jakey some picture that she likes to draw. It's been a while since she sent one. Pics of the fam would be great as well as the album is a bit empty. Love you, ELDER RAPP

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

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Hey y'all, Hows my family doing this week? Things are going good here. Its finally cold yeah!!! My comp is freezing his butt off hahaha, but it's only 45 to 50 degrees. Oh I love it. Well I'm sick, that's no fun, but still doesn´t keep me from working. It's all in the head and throat blah but I'm great. If the Brasilians didn´t think I talked funny before, for sure I do now. So ya, things are good. Um SORRY I didn´t email Monday. Pday switched to today because we are going to the temple this afternoon. It's been a while since we had the opportunity so I'm excited. Maybe I'll have a package in the office too! Espero que sim!!! We have a baptism finally, Iuri will be baptized on Monday. Great pday ne? Work is finally picking up. We are having alot of success finding families to teach. That is where I find the most joy. Seeing families joined together in the gospel, it comes with a great power. Life is good and I'm learning so much. My comp and I will probably go our separate ways here in a couple of weeks, now that we are getting along better. Why is it that it works out that way? You fight, fight, fight until things are good and then you get a new one. Then you have to start from the beginning. It amazes me just how much you learn in the short time together. You should have seen the rain on Sunday, Wow. I had to work in it all day and it was the hardest rain I've ever seen. I still miss my snow so I hope y'all enjoyed it for me. I never heard anything about snowboarding did the world stop when I left? The one with the car goes off to the other side of the world and none of the traditions continue. Wait a little over a year and we'll kick it back into the mountains. Get the trailer all fixed up and spend a few days or weeks as a family enjoying the good ol beauties of Idaho!!! Hey and there better be rice and beans at my homecoming or I'll cry. You better do some research on the beans or else I'll have to make them for everyone. I know it sounds yucky rice and beans everyday but I love it so we better give it a try. Well I'm running out of time for today. We have to go to the office to catch the bus to the temple. MUAH XOXO Love you all!!!ELDER RAPP

Monday, April 7, 2008

Oi Minha Familia‏

Hey guys, Hows everything going for y'all? Things are good here and hot still. I just want some cold for a change. The work is still going with difficulties and all. I'm doing great though. To start after an amazing conference, one thing stuck out to me more than anything that everyone was saying. Tell your family often that you love them. This was something I always made sure I did. So I LOVE YOU GUYS Muah. Anyways how was conference for you all? I missed the Saturday sessions, so missed the solemn assembly. Awww bummer, but hey I'll try to get it on the net and watch it. Sunday afternoon came with a bang, what a powerful session and better yet had investigators there. God had answers to alot of doubts. The Lords work is perfect and never falters. I loved it. What were your thoughts on it all? Did it come with as much power for you guys? I love pres. Bednars talk sun. afternoon. Members should help the missionaries!!! With a room full of missionaries you should have heard the hollers of agreement. We can't bring forth the Kingdom of God alone. We kick it everyday trying to do the will of the Lord, but no matter what we do, we need help. So for those of you that are helping from the bottom of a missionaries hearts, THANKS!!! Well we are looking at a baptism here in a couple of weeks if all goes well. A young man named Iuri that stopped us in the street and said elders I want to be baptised. We are now teaching him and his family and he is close to being baptised. We have also been lead to another amazing family that has potential. After weeks of faith and prayers, to find an amazing family. We were lead to a family of about 15 members. During the lesson I heard a voice as clear as day `Elder this is the family you are looking for!!! Talk about power of the spirit. It only strengthens my testimony that much more of the truthfulness of this work. It is only through the Lord that these things happen. When we strive to do what is right and pray sincerely, the Lord pours out his blessings upon his children. I am so grateful for this work. For the opportunity I have to be a missionary and give 2 years of my life to help the people of Brasil. They are a marvelous people and have taught me so much over the course of 8 months. I know this church is true. I know Thomas S. Monson is a profet of God. If any ANY of you have any doubts about any gospel principle, PLEASE kneel down and ask your father in heaven. He answers prayers and wants the best for his children here on earth. Ether 12:27 tells us of our strengths that start as troubles. I challenge each one of you to kneel down tonight and thank your Father in Heaven for the many blessings he has given you. If you need help DON`T be afraid to ask. I love each and every one of you and pray for you. ELDER RAPP