Thank you so much to Elder Andrew Woodruff, Ashley Moody, Laura Williams, and meu mai for your letters! J They make me so happy, and I sent responses to ya’ll today! This week went by SO fast. Oh my. It seriously was yesterday I was writing on my first P-day. I’m learning more and more, not just Portuguese, but the simple purposes of missionary work. I love it here, I can’t stress that enough. I am so happy. J We’re learning more and more, and getting better at teaching. We’ve been teaching our first “investigator,” his name is William. He was having problems at first accepting the gospel as the one true church and a true prophet, but we helped him a lot. He’s now committed to be baptized, and he believes in the Book of Mormon and in the Restoration, and so we’re pretty much done teaching him. *insert fist pump!* Success. And we’ll get a new “investigator” tomorrow. We also had our first
Our district is growing closer and becoming better friends. Elder Lowe is our district leader and he is doing great things. He’s taking charge and helping us make/reach our goals. It’s great. One thing we do to cope when we get overwhelmed is we have had a testimony meeting every week. A mission is hard work, but it’s all worth it. We are striving to focus more and work harder.
7) I have seen God’s hand here, helping me in so many ways already. He is SO mindful of us and He loves us so much. Stay strong, write if you can, it’s the best, serve God, have faith.
|Elders Woodruff and Bean in front of the Sao Paulo Temple Sept 18, 2012|
|David and Matthew have been friends since grade school. Now, as missionaries serving in Brazil, they stand outside the Sao Paulo Temple. What joy for these two brethren!|
*And I had the feeling to bring my camera to the temple, and now I know why.