Elder Bean's Mission Scripture

Elder Bean's Mission Scripture:

Alma 26: 35

35 Now have we not reason to rejoice? Yea, I say unto you, there never were men that had so great reason to rejoice as we, since the world began; yea, and my joy is carried away, even unto boasting in my God; for he has all power, all wisdom, and all understanding; he comprehendeth all things, and he is a merciful Being, even unto salvation, to those who will repent and believe on his name.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Dec 3, 2012: Friends: Past, Present and...Hopefully Future!

[This catches us up on David's "back" blog letters!]

Past: Congrats all you peoples who got your mission calls:  J  Stephanie T, Eve S, Jasmine C, Clark C, Maranda C, Aya W, Lydia M, Megan F, etc. Y’all are awesome! Boa sorte!  Also, thanks for writing: Mom, Jonathan, Emily, Elders Wheatly & Arf Da Silva, Johnny L, Sarah J, and the (entire) Wood Family! J  I will write you back as soon as I can!  Know I love you all, very much!

Present: Meu companheiro é muito legal e muito paciente comigo.  Not to be repetitive, but Elder P is such a blessing.  We’re working really well together- he's a great trainer. We went to the temple today.  It was really special—and all in Portugues!  Super legal!  Also my good friend from the CTM, Elder Hermansen, was there, and we got to talk together like old times.  J It was great to talk to him.  He’s loving the mission as much as I am.  I’m so happy he’s doing well.  After the temple, on the way home, we rode the bus.  And if I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again:  they need to make a ride at Disneyland called Sao Paulo Bus!  BaHa.

So, this week continued:  I invited many people to be baptized. One girl passed her interview and is going to be baptized in a week or two.  Whenever I get homesick or sad or selfish or overwhelmed, I just think about our investigators and my spirits rise immediately!  E bom! 

And...Hopefully Future:  We need more investigators!  Pray hard for us, for them to be found, por favor! J
Yep, it was a good week, very normal.  I think I’ve started to hit my stride or normality here on the mission.  Speaking of stride, we walk so much that Marching Band was the best mission prep for my body ever.  I have a goal to go a full 24 hours when I don’t trip.  Yeah—haven’t  reached my goal yet – Baha!  I also got a haircut today.  It was a million times better than the barber at the CTM (who cut your hair without even looking!).

Forgive me, this letter isn’t going to be very long.  Love you all.  Serve God, be good to each other (rock on, dude!).  Until next week—
Elder David Bean

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