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, June 29, 2014

Recently found April 29, 2013 letter: "Forward March! And Step!"

In going back through old emails, I recently found three letters sent by Elder David Bean via missionties.com that somehow I overlooked.  The news is more than a year old, but I will post them anyway.

I'm excited to work here in the Jacana Zone with other missionaries.  The young men in this ward are really cool.  They love to help the missionaries teach, do contacts, etc.  I am remembering the amazing ward secretary of my first area, Fabio (I miss you, Fabio)!

So, more news:  I saw a Brazilian marching band this week!! : )  So legit.  I was dying with happiness and joy.

Well, what else?  Despite falling asleep while standing up on the moving bus, finding a bunch of part-member families with sad stories, our baptism falling through, a majority of our visits falling through, getting bitten by a dog bigger than I am, and desperately encouraging obedience in all ways at all times, this week did not dampen my high hopes for this area!  Yes, folks, I'm still excited!  I'm dead tired, but know that with increased obedience we can qualify for miracles.  Sacrifice brings blessing.  (Thank you, Dr. Fullmer, for teaching me this.)

It was my companion's birthday today!  It was "so good!" Tao Bom!  The ward had a surprise mini-party for him with a cake.  It was nice.  He "dies" in only three months - meaning he will finish his mission that soon. Wow.

So, one last story:  we were riding the bus, early inthe morning to go and get some investigators to church, and as we were ascending the mountain, the valley to our right was full of mist and clouds, and as we were climbing higher and higher, it looked exactly like flying above the cloud bank on an airplane.  I imagined what it will be like leaving on a plane for home...trunky! It was crazy.  And it's gonna happen sooner that we know it, people.  Just wait and see.

Well, that was it for this week in a nutshell.  Love y'all! :)
- Elder David Bean

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