Sunday, December 21, 2014

15 Dezembro 2014

The Lord looks out for each of His missionaries. This week we traveled A LOT. We went to Arroio Grande on tuesday, Camaquã Thursday and Friday, and Canguçu on Saturday. Google maps them if you want to see where they are. I am not even sure, I just get on the bus that has the right name on it. 

But anyway, on the way back from Camaquã, we were sitting on the last row of the greyhound style bus, in front of the washcloset. After a while through the journey, I leaned back my chair. Seconds later the bus suddenly slowed to a stop. We heard a skid and then BAM!! and felt the impact of a truck running into our bus. No one on the bus suffered injuries, and the most I felt was a little headache that didn´t even last a day. I think the truck driver is okay too, but the truck suffered the worst- the glass on thie windshield was all shattered. 

We didn´t think it was that rough of a crash until we saw the truck. To me that goes to show how much the Lord was protecting us. We were the closest to the impact, yet nothing happened. We didn´t feel afraid or anything.

We had a ward activity on Saturday in Canguçu! We spent most of the time talking to a young woman named Camilla and her nonmember grandma, Maria, who is super wonderful and really likes the church. The only problem is that she thinks it is a sin to go to Sunday meetings in another church that is not the one you are baptized in. We talked to her about family history the other day and she got really interested, which is a good start. 

We are also teaching an amazing couple, Gabriel and Josiele. They have a great religious background with lots of knowledge already. We were teaching the Pan of Salvatioun and talked about the flal. We asked Josiele what she understands about the fall and she was like, "I don´t know if this is right, but in my opinion..." and then went on to perfectly explain the fall, how the Bible neve says it´s an apple, but just a fruit and various doctrines and principles of the fall and it´s place in God´s Plan. She is reading the Book of Mormon but hasn´t prayed yet, because she says she doesn´t yet have real intent. I love that she understands that. 

On Sunday we were leaving lunch, and we had forgotten the map. We went down a road that ended up just leading us right around back to where we started, but we needed to go down that road. In the middle of that road, there was a man in a rastafari cap and short dreads hanging out, hoeing weeds. As we neared him, he called out, "hey! Do you guys have something for me to read?" Vitalino (the man´s name) said that he is really looking for a change in his life, and we gave him a pamphlet, explained a bit, and marked to go back. What a wonderful blessing. He seemed to be really looking for a hope and a change. 

We feel really blessed and protected this week. 
Proverbs 30:4-5 "Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? what ishis name, and what is his son’s name, if thou canst tell?
 Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him."

We felt that promise being fulfilled this week. He can do anything and takes care of everything when we put our trust in Him. 


Sister Smith

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