This week has been a whirlwind it started going to Lisbonand spending a few days at the mission office studying, playing piano and doing contacts because out flight didn't leave until . It was super cool because we had a devotional with Stephen W. Owen the young men's general president and Devin Durrant from the school board. It was awesome. The Durrants talked about teaching in the Saviors way with inspired questions and invited us to study how the Savior used questions to teach in the 4 gospels and 3 Nephi. Stephen Owen, who spoke at general conference, talked about the Doctrine of Christ and becoming converted to Him and how the mission is the time our our life to become converted to him and grow and change to become more like Him. I asked the Durrants what scripture they were each ponderizing this week then they asked mine i didn't have one but said that i would start so i choose Ether 12:4 to ponderize.
4 Elders one Island. Terceira is incredible i have never seen anything like it and it is the first true island that i have ever been on. I have seen so little of the island but i have been totally amazed. There is one branch on the island in the city of Angra that is pretty strong, the biggest i have yet been in and has roughly 60 active members. And no one plays the piano so i will be able to play in sacrament meeting again! I played 4 hymns yesterday and it was super fun. I am glad for the opportunity i have had to get better at the piano.
The mission started another fast for 40 days we had ours. That the night the Assistants and other Zone leaders were calling us and thanking us for our sacrifice, because they saw many miracles.
There are a good bit of tourists here i will start carrying a Book of Mormon because of all the English speaking Americans. We found a couple from South Carolina two times it was funny because they are super strong and prideful about being Catholic and tried to destroy our testimonies saying that the Catholic church is the same church that Jesus established and that Joseph Smith is a false prophet and this and this it was a little ridiculous. There are a lot of people like that that talk bad about the church without knowing much about it, they confirm the truth even more and the prophesy from Moroni when he said the name of Joseph Smith would be known for good and bad around the whole earth.
The people here are super cool i like them a lot a lot more chill and there are almost no Brazilians or Africans. Our miracle this week wasnight when our appointments had fallen through but we were super determined to teach a lesson before the week ended, so we decided to pass Dina one more time she said that she didn't have much time but we said that we would just explain the Book of Mormon for her . She is awesome and was super anxious to read and pray about it. Her face just beamed and we explained and testified.
Bye Bye Portugal
Landing on Terceira
This place is simple incredible I feel so fortunate to be here