Monday, December 17, 2012

December 17, 2012

Hellloooo family!

This week we had a baptism! Only one because the family of the little girl we were going to baptize started talking to her about how she's young and doesn't understand what baptism is... And basically while I was there talking to her family I felt much of the influence of the devil in their lives. They were about to start gambling, drinking, smoking, and listening to some rather dirty music. I really noticed how you lose your spirituality completely after a bit of time away from spiritual things. Their whole family has already been baptized into the church, by the way. All 14 of them. And all of them left the church already.

But the baptism was good! And here's a picture of the kid! His name is Felipe.

On Monday and Tuesday this week we went to the funeral services for the member of our ward. It was a pretty solemn place. And there were probably close to 300 people there. That man was a truly loved man. Turns out that he had had a dream the night before that he was working in the spirit world and his wife had a dream that he was in the spirit world as well. It's interesting how the Lord prepares us for what's coming up in our lives sometimes like that.

Tomorrow we have our mission Christmas conference! It should be pretty exciting. We'll be in Ribeirão Preto the whole day. All the missionaries in the whole mission are coming to it. I'm looking forward to it!

If all goes right, we'll have one more baptism this week. A woman who has been coming to church for some time now, but never has gotten the courage to be baptized. She watched the baptism that we had this week and it seems that she's more open to her own baptism now. We'll see! Hopefully she will accept to be baptized this week!

 Well, that's all I got! Oh! And apparently Oregon is famous in Brasil for it's 4x4 off-roading! Just look at the picture!

Love you all! Have a great week!

Elder Hopper #1

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