(Elder Sharp asked us to choose a book of scripture to read and tell him, and he would read the same thing everyday we were reading - so it was like family scripture study across the world. We decided to read a chapter from the Book of Mormon every day starting today, and this was his response to it.)
Awesome on Livro de Mórmon. I´m only in Jacob now, but I think I´ll read it 2 times per day, because Jacob is when it starts getting interesting haha, but I´ll be with y´all and start today! This time I´ll try to actually understand the Isaiah chapters haha! You think they´re hard in English - it's worse in Portuguese, haha, because I read it and translate and then read in English and still don't get it haha! Sometimes I just start laughing during study because of this, and my comp. is like "your laughing at Isaiah?!" haha.....that joke was funnier in my head.... but ya I´m glad ya´ll didn't decide to read pages because in Portuguese the pages wouldn´t be the same.
Anyway, this week was really great! We had a mission-wide conference and Presidente Pinho gave a really great training about how things will get hard and we don´t pray for a change of circumstance, but a change of perspective - like in D&C 122 where God changed the perspective of the imprisoned Prophet, but didn´t take him out of the prison itself, and that our circumstances are for our growth and good. It was really cool for me to think about that. I hadn´t ever though of praying for that. Presidente also asked us, "What is your disposition to make the sacrifice to do what the Lord asks of us?" I really liked that because he said that God never calls us for or in a week but TODAY and today is the day that change has to start it cant be . He also said that a lot of Missionaries (or member too) have desire to do things but he said the Desire and the willingness to work and sacrifice have to match. Then we watched the movie Ephraim's Rescue. I love that movie now! It's a really good example of how we should ALWAYS be ready to do as the Lord calls. I highly recommend watching it!
The Movie ended with a quote from President Thomas S. Monson that said, " If you have eyes to see, ears to hear, and a heart to feel, you can help others."
I learned a lot more, but this is all I´ll talk about for now haha! I gotsta send pics and respond to letters. But ya I don't know where I´ll go, but I know that I´ll be in a different place !
I love you guys!
Elder Jesus and I
Sister and President Pinho and I
The whole mission!