Sunday, May 28, 2017
She will be getting married in the Campinas Temple next January and will be moving from Tatui. That will be sad for us but we are happy for her and she will be closer to her parents. Her Dad was just called as Bishop in his ward. They are a terrific family.
Elder Sagae baptized Kauan, Elder Campos baptized Luana and Elder Barrus had the great blessing of baptizing Henrique. This family will be a great asset to our Branch.
This family feels they have been the recipients of a wonderful miracle. Their youngest child was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis when he was a baby and has spent a lot of time in the doctor's office and the hospital. More tests were performed recently and the tests were sent to the United States. Just this past week they received word that all the tests were clear! Yes, it was a miracle.
We visited with a young couple who were sitting across from us at the table. They had boarded a bus at midnight the night before, travelled on that bus for 5 hours, did 3 endowment sessions when they arrived at the Temple and after lunch, they were getting back on the bus to travel the 5 hours back to their home in Marilia. And, she was a few months pregnant. That is dedication!
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Twenty years ago the missionaries approached Reginaldo but his wife was opposed to having the lessons. Reginaldo became a pastor for the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Years later his older son joined the LDS Church, went on a mission and married a young lady, who was a returned missionary, in the Temple.
Recently the missionaries approached Reginaldo and he received the lessons and knew that he needed to join the LDS church. Elder Barrus asked him what it was that prompted him to want to join the Church. He said that Baptism for the Dead and Eternal Families touched his heart and bore testimony to him of the truthfulness of the gospel. In this short time he has read the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants and the Pearl of Great Price. On Sunday, May 14, he announced to his congregation that he would be baptized into the LDS church. This past weekend he and his son Joshua were baptized by his older son. A side note: his ex-wife who was opposed to receiving the missionaries, has also joined the Church.
What a blessing the gospel is in our lives.