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, July 22, 2008

Hey y'all!!! All is going great. It cold rainy and windy but we are hanging in there. There is an Elder from Rexburg that is 3 months old that just got to my district. He isn´t an Idaho redneck like I thought. He likes the stuff Jordan does, snowboarding and skateboarding. Man I miss that Idaho accent. He talks really funny and to think I have that. Only on a worser degree, the redneck side of things. Man are we gonna keep up these family get togethers when I get home? I choose churrasco for my first dinner Brasilian style aight. Sounds great to me, and some good old deer, elk and fish. Man I miss those great foods, but rice and beans will always be a fav. now. Horrible news... my 2 baptisms fell through again. I'm sad. 2 young men 10 years old with problems related with pornography. Man I'm gonna punch Satan in the noggin when I get a chance. He is fighting against my hard work. Its teaching me alot though. I'm so very grateful for the opportunity I have to spend these two years serving my Savior. He said it wouldn´t be easy but said it would be worth it, and I have a firm testimony about that now. Me and my comp are doing better now. We threw it down Thursday and got rid of all the little things so that we can work together and have the spirit again. It worked out great and all is well now. We have a flipping infestation of fleas in our appartment grrrrr. I hate them lil buggers, I'm gonna burn the house down. They bite and then it itches and is miserable. I have to teach the young men because we don´t have a teacher for them. Sunday was about missions and mission prep. Man it rocked. I made them name tags and did some alternations on a mission call in Portuguese and called them to different places around the world. It was a success for sure, they all liked it. Well I'm gonna try to do all I can to baptise these young men soon. I'm not sure when it will be but I'm praying for a baptism soon. Well I love you all so very much and am so very grateful for my amazing family!!! ELDER RAPP

Monday, July 14, 2008

Hey y'all!!! We had a baptisms yeah!! Supposed to have been 3, but two fell through at the last minute but we will throw them in the water this week or next week. No worries, this is the Lords work. It all works out in his time. It's flippin HOT, 80´s 90´s with 100% humidity BLAH!! Where is my cold winters when I need them? I don´t really have any cool stories for you all this week. We had a great week now that we baptized, there is nothing better than that. We are working hard and doing our best to keep things rolling here. My comp and I had a good week with out any disagreements. Transfers are tomorrow and we are staying together, but we are gonna rock the baptisms this transfer. We both have little red itchy bumps all over our bodies. I finally called sis Johnson and asked her for help cause I'm not so smart one and everything I try doesn´t work out. I'm stubborn but I asked for help now. Has that Zach kid sent in his papers yet? I'm totally waiting to know about his progress and his call but he doesn´t email me back now. punk! I'm gonna kick his butt. My district all got together today and I made pizza from scratch and we ate it and played uno. Great p-day for sure. Thanks for always teaching me how to cook mom, it really comes in handy in the mission field. Hey Ive almost hit a year I'm gonna burn a shirt whooohooo. I love fire . Well life is going good. I love you all and am so very grateful for your prayers in my behalf. ELDER RAPP When you send a package can you send some rings an 8 and a 9 pppplease. muah love you!!!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Hey guys, It was a little different not being with you all for Mom's bday and for the fourth. I didn´t even think about the fourth until that night and I thought man they are at the fireworks by now. So was with y'all. This week we went back up to the summer weather for three days. I busted out the short sleeves and sunscreen again. Man it was hot. I think that winter gave it a rest for a while. Today the rain started again. BLAH!!! On Mom's bday I was in a meeting all day. I got to see my trainer for the first time in 8 months. He is going back home next week. Scared out of his mind. Don´t make fun of me when I get home and am scared out of my mind. It will be for sure a totally different world. Well my comp I decided doesn´t like the way I do things. He's been quiet for the last few days. I try to talk to him but he doesn´t answer me. I think it is because he is older and wants to be Senior. ooo I love my life, it can be difficult at times. But hey I made it through the last comp this way and I learned a ton. Ill keep trying to just make him feel good and not do what I think is better. The good thing is that we are gonna baptize 3 Saturday. Finally this area is progressing. The bishopric traded last week so let's see if we can get this ward on fire. But hey, I'm happy with the progress so far. The three baptisms will help out the young men's program. One is 16 the other 2 are 10, so hey let's keep em a going. Next week there will be another too! Yeah and transfers are next week as well. Man time flies when your having fun. Well life is surely passing me by quick. That year mark is so close that I don´t want it to be. I have so much more to do and so much more to learn. But I am surely grateful for what I have accomplished and what I have learned. Man I have grown so much. O Mom, the suit, I haven´t even been looking for one. Um Iam sending a check home with e. Rasmussen, he will mail it to you when he gets home. Please just cash it and throw it in my account. Did you ever get the letter from e. Ferracini? I never did hear if you did or not. Well I'm running out of things to tell ya. No good stories this week sorry. I love you all so very much. MUAAAH!!! have an excellent week.ELDER RAPP