A few weeks ago Isabella, daughter of Patricia sent us a message saying that she did not want to be baptized or doing anything with the church. Yesterday she came to church fasting to know if the gospel was true. Irmão João who teaches Gospel Principles taught about gifts of the Spirit and talked to her after about the Spirit. She called usAfternoon and said that she received her answer that the church is true and that she should be baptized! Such a miracle! she will be baptized !
I passed the sacrament. Fun to remember the days as a Deacon and Teacher. The longer I´ve been on my mission the more I have come to realize the importance and sacred nature of partaking of the sacrament weekly to renew our baptismal covenants. The Sabbath day is truly a delight!
Carolina and Beatriz are doing fantastic as new members! They explained to us how much happier and peaceful they feel after receiving the gift of the holy ghost. Beatriz has read to Mosiah 15, over 200 pages and Carolina has read about all the questions of the soul. They are awesome!
I went to Amadora with Elder Rogers for a division. That area is pretty much Africa haha so many people from Cape Verde and Angola and Guiné. Elder Rogers told me his conversion story 5 years ago. Pretty neat to hear. A pass along card of baptism fell from my Book of Mormon on the street, a man picked it up to give it back to me I told him to stay with it. We talked and walked with him to the chapel, he told us about the hard and sad life that he has had and we explained how Christ suffered for him and is there to help him through all his difficulties. It felt great to help him.
We saw "The Music of the Gospel" a mormon message with a few members including the Gois family. Watching other people live the gospel and obey the commandments doesnt make sense until we individually and purposely stop and listen to the Spirit of the Gospel. "The joy of the dance will be experienced only when we come to hear the music"
I love this gospel.
Elder Gois (Dallin knew him in the MTC and this is in his home!)
(Here is Elder Gois above and below with Dallin at the MTC)