Vitora, Brazil

Vitora, Brazil

Sunday, January 24, 2016

A Missionary Promise - 3 August 2015

Dear Family,

The entire week is gunna be pretty easily summarized in the teaching and preparing of one very special person for a very special decision. Her name is Christiane.

Christiane was a woman that we met at a family night about 3 weeks ago but until last Monday was not really available to be taught and was also kind of nervous to receive us in her house. But last Sunday we got a phone call with a marked appointment for Monday (pday) at 3 o clock. For those who don't know that is prime sleeping time. We decided to sacrifice. It was a simple lesson. She expressed her doubts, we taught a little about the restoration and the importance of being baptized in the Church or in other words becoming a member and staying firm. She had her doubts but a simple promise was made. A very familiar promise. `I know that if YOU study, ponder, and pray to God this week with all your heart, you will be ready and your prayer will be answered. ´ 

It was a long week of teaching. She allowed us to come everyday and on Friday she accepted an interview to know if she was actually prepared. She continued feeling the spirit and everything seem to be completing that promise. But, she still didn't have a response. She decided to fast after learning that it was fast Sunday and kept preparing. On Saturday at about 5:30 she declared that she wanted to be baptized. To our and her shock the entire family was present and some friends to. It was a wonderful and unforgettable experience.

We hear those talks in church about Christ waiting until the 4th watch and making us endure to the end, but I was given the privilege to see it this week. I also got to see the power of a simple but honest promise made by His representatives. I just love this mission so much. 

I know that there is just a short time left but I am praying that is goes slow. I love you all and await your smiling faced at the next encounter. Have a wonderful day and consider going out with the missionaries if you like. 

Elder Jacobson (Andrew)

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