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, May 19, 2008

Good thing I used the internet late today huh!!Hey, Sounds like a house full of fun. But what are you gonna do when the fox comes around to get them chickens? Better learn how to shoot my guns eh. I love it. So what did you guys plant and how much did you plant? I miss planting the garden and being with the whole family out there picking everything. Well that is when I was actually home and not working. How has your week been going other than run, run, run? Did you guys bbq this week or is that just once a month??? Are we gonna continue that when I get home? I hope so. Cool story for ya'll. This last week went so slow. One of the slowest for sure. But hey, one of the best weeks in the mission. The Lord sure does show us our weaknesses. He makes sure we know that he is in control. Day after day of not much teaching Just members homes trying to get referrals. Friday we went to a less active families home. They let us in and we started to talk to everyone. I started playing with the kids while Elder was talking and then he started asking the ages of everyone. The one little boy was 9 and had been bugging his parents to let him be baptised. All in all, we end up baptising on Saturday. The blessings whoo hooo. So I was supposed to talk in church yesterday but Bishop already marked too many people to speak so he said just be ready for any Sunday and he'll call me up. His family is so cool they call us their children. Hey tell that little brother of mine I'm waiting for an email that he promised me. I know he is busy, but if he gets bored tell him to drop me a line. Not much going on here. I ran out of money from the last time we received it because I had to pay the light bill they left for me. It always works out that way pay the bills pay the bills and some more bills. But hey, I can make the penny stretch. That's what my parents taught me by telling me if I wanted something, I had to work for it and buy it myself. Thanks I love ya tonz!!! Sister Johnson said to give you guys a BIG hug for teaching me that. She makes me laugh. We are in a heat wave right now too, its like 70s when I thought it was gonna be cold. Short Sleeve shirts again. Well, I'm just rambling. I don´t have any more stories that I can think of for right now. Have an amazing week. I love you all so very much. Thanks for all you do for me. Your always in my prayers. Muah hugs and kisses for all. ELDER RAPP

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Good morning y'all, Hows my wonderful family doing? It was great to talk to all of you. It worked out better this time than it did the last time. I actually had time to talk to each one of you. It made my next 7 months. Now I have to wait for Christmas, bummer. But it was good. Monday we had zone conference which killed another day just traveling. But is always good to hear from our leaders and president and his wife. Yesterday went very slow. I needed a pday soon so that I could get some rest. That will be my highlight today. I wont clean, I wont play, I'm gonna sleep for the first time in my mission. I hope it works out but most likely won't. Things are going good here. We are trying to find some people to baptize here soon. Not having much luck but I was studying pmg the other day and ran across Pray with faith in chapter 9. Wow I learned alot. I also found a quote from Pres. Johnson that said we need to expect miracles in our misson. He is a powerful man. His talks, even his interviews, always help us look at the other side of things. Well I'm out of stuff to write because I told you all that's going on on Sunday. So, I love you guys and hope you all have a great week. Love y'all the very very most!!!!!! Muah ELDER RAPP

Monday, May 5, 2008


Hey Guys, How is the worlds best family doing this week? I'm doing great! I changed areas again, blah I hate traveling so much. I'm in a little redneck town called Bage in an area called Tiaraju. Loving it too!! I'm at home again in my little town way of life. Work here is a ton easier than in the big city. My new comp rocks Elder Ferracini. He goes home in a couple months. I'm still junior but that's all great I have an amazing comp. There is not very many people in the ward. But the ones that are here are great I never taught as many lessons in all of my mission with members than right now. My bishop is just as redneck as me. We both walk around with toothpicks in our mouths. Everyone here is great, I was very well received. There is a handicap man that is the doorman. I sat by him and sang with him yesterday. He is so cool he gives tons of hugs, I love it. I'm gonna take a picture with him next Sunday and send it to you. This town doesn´t have very many teeth as you can imagine. I love it. Oh something my sis would love, there is a pig almost the size of a horse I swear. Man he's huge. I'll send some pics of him too. We are doing great. I don't know how to call you guys yet. We have a meeting with President on Wednesday, so I think he will tell us. I can receive a call from you guys in nyc and from everyone else at home. Make sure they are all there, I want to talk to them all. I got here Tuesday night in my area. Wow I haven´t felt cold in a long time, but man it is cold here. 20s with humidity is cold. I'm really close to the Uruguay border down on the very bottom of Brazil. The wind and storms blow in from Uruguay and it is like Antarctica. Two pairs of long garments long sleeve shirt and a heavy sweater and you are good. That and everyone offers you chimarrao. Keeps you warm for a bit. My area is flat so hopefully I can get my knee better here so I can hit the hills again someday. But hey, my last area was great despite the difficulty climbing hills daily. I didn´t want to leave my last area. I left and on Thursday they had 6 baptisms and then this week they have 5 more and next week another two. Bummer but that's how the mission goes. I cleaned my appt today, it was a mess when I got here and I have turned into a clean freak. Have to have the spirit in the house so has to be clean. I made a goal to read the New Testament this transfer. It's going pretty good. In a week I have read all of Mathew and well into Mark. Learning alot of course, but it has a lot of funny stuff in it. Jesus burns alot of people with his teachings. Well I'm looking forward to talking to you guys here in a few days. Make sure you got phone cards. Love you all tons. Remember who you are and that your always in my prayers. MUAH!!! ELDER RAPP