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, January 12, 2009

Wow what a stressful week... Ill leave the details out but I'm ready for a transfer out of here. I am working my butt off and the ward just doesn´t seem to care. President Johnson burned them and said if they keep it up they will end up with a ward without missionaries. Stress, but I'm grateful for the things I am learning. So this week I just keep finding more and more drive to work harder, other than the difficulties. It just makes me want to prove them even more that this area is a gold mine. We had a double sided week. 4 of our firm baptisms fell through because of serious problems but with enough patience(which I don´t have) and prayers God gave us a miracle. We are going to baptise a young lady that we have been teaching for quite some time. She declines our baptismal dates and had a lot of doubts but 1 member family has been taking her in and helping her out. She came up to us after church and said "Elders what do you think about having my baptism this week..." Ba threw me off, I didn´t understand what she said. We went to Bishop and he declined it, so I left not even talking to him and went to the ward mission leader. We went back and burned him that there is no NO activity more important than a baptism and finally he let us go. I am ready to leave here. This ward doesn´t want to baptise I've decided. We are doing our part but they aren´t doing theirs. We both spoke in church yesterday and burned them because of the lack of help the lack of drive and told them what Pres. Johnson said. So I loved my package. Your the best family in the world. Um I will need another box of those strips ppplease. They are not crap and fragile like the top brand. They are lots nicer to use and don't run around in your mouth. I haven´t had time to take pics of your nativities yet sorry! My ctr ring didn´t fit on the finger I wanted it to. It only fits my lil finger. I'll hold on to it though. Well I'm gunny be needing lots more stress relieving sunflower seeds. I always knew they had a good purpose. Well I hope you all have a great week!!! Give everyone great big hugs and kisses!!! MUAH XOXOX!!! ELDER RAPP

Monday, January 5, 2009

Hey guys Hows things going in Idaho? We are doing great here. Like told you, I'm training again. Elder Douglas from Brasilia. He is awesome. We had a baptism on Saturday. Things are great. The heat is killing me but that's life. So we are finding tons of new great people. They told me that this area was a hard area that doesn´t baptize but I am finding that is quite easy and it actually baptizes. The ward did a little better on Saturday at the baptism. There was a good amount of people there. So things are good here. The work is good and I am enjoying my time. Time is flying though. I find the harder work the better things get and the faster time flies. Do you think there could be a few more hours in a day though? I don´t have time to do everything I would like to do. I am looking back on the time that has past and how much have accomplished and how much am accomplishing, and am seeing the need for more goals higher and better to force myself more. I need to write in my journal more and need to take my little moments and enjoy them. Lots of times think we let the important things go by. Like Pres Monson talked about ...we shouldn't take the little moments or the big ones for granted. Some one told me the other day something that opened my eyes literally. Elder Rapp, observe every little detail and you will see the little things, you will see the difference and know how to control things. I have been trying to do that this last week. Seems to put a whole new meaning on things lots of times. Well I am running out of time but just wanted you all to know I love you and I am doing wonderful. Muah XOXOXO ELDER RAPP Enjoy the pics. Hey I got my package, muah thanks so much!!! I'll find out how much it will cost to send the nativity scenes and I'll let you know asap.