Brexton has been sent off to Vitoria, Brazil for his LDS mission.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Monday November 24th, 2014

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

did you get my letter?!

Yeah I didn't get your letter last week. Got it today with all the pictures and the updates. But its all good. 

So the lesson of this week was patience and working with others and trying to be like Jesus. I'm studying a lot the difference between micro managing and follow-up. So this week was interesting because of that. BUt this week is a new week, we can start fresh, leave everthing behind and keep moving forward. 

So this week the sisters had a baptism, so my companion and I went there saturday night and it was such a spiritual baptism. Her name is Gerceli and almost her whole family is a member of the church. So at her baptism she had her daughter, son in law( who is the old bishop) her granddaughters and then a couple members of the ward but I and the sisters, were sohappy she was baptized. The spirit was testifying so strong to her and when I had the opportunities to talk to her she was so excited and ready to be baptized. It's really cool to see tha changes that happen in our lives and the lives of others here in the mission. 

Anyways I only have half an hour left to write...i don't know where the time goes, Literally I write president and read all the mission letters and i have almost no time. and then you sit at the computer and you forget everything...BUt we are working in a super rich area here in campos, Elder MAzzergardi asked us to work with people who would be the next leaders in the church and especifically with men who can recieve the priesthood. So he then asked us to work with the we have spent about a week in this neighborhood and all i can say is wow....crazy to see how the other half live. There are bmw's passing in the street and you walk by the houses and your constantly saying "wow....look at this house!" and this neighborhood really isnt that rich of a neighborhood. Its called flamboyant but its not a super rich but they are very well off. Haha so we had a lot of fun in that neighborhood, walking around trying to teach and spending a majority of the day pushing buttons to talk with people through intercoms.It's a lot easier to reject when they cant see you face to face. THis is actually the first time I've had doors shut in my face, but for every person that rejects us we get closer to the one that will say yes! There has to be at least one person that will accept our message. So we are searching for gold in a river of sand. But all comes with time and patience. 

I'm also studying a lot of the plan of salvation and I'm getting one scripture for everyday that during the day when we are on the bus that I read and reflect a little about and try to examine the scriptures and understand them and read the story that wasnt written. IT's truly amazing how the spirit oopens your eyes and lets you see something that you had never seen before. 

Alrigthy so the computer turned off and luckly it all saved but I'll send the letter before it happens again. Just got all of your letters that you sent today and hope you have an awesome birthday MOM!!! LOVE YOU TONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Elder Simonsen

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