Saturday, November 22, 2014

Great Days

November 22, 2014

Dear Mom,

We had some really good experiences this week.  It started with the first rehearsal for our mission’s Christmas conference!  Sister Fortunato always puts together an amazing musical for the missionaries and then we have an event for the members and non-members a few days later.  This year I will be part of the choir…I will need a lot of practice.  It’s going to be a great conference this year.

We started teaching a boy named Rafael this week who is super cool!  He came to church last Sunday with his buddy and we taught him the Restoration right after.  He accepted the baptismal invitation really well!  The next day we went to follow up on the invitation and he had read and prayed about the Book of Mormon already.  We asked him how he had felt about it and he said, “I felt weird, I went to sleep and had a dream that really confused me.  I dreamed that I saw a golden man blowing a horn.”  Wait…doesn’t that sound like the angel Moroni on top of the temples?  We then showed him a picture of Moroni, and he got a little freaked out and said, “That’s the man from my dream.”  He got a powerful answer that this is the true church, so we moved his baptismal date for tomorrow.  He’s super pumped about it and so are we!  It’s cool that Moroni makes a promise at the end of the book of Mormon that anyone who asks with a sincere heart and real intent will receive an answer that the book of Mormon is true. It’s even cooler that the angel Moroni was the actual answer to Rafael’s prayer!

On Thursday we went on splits with missionaries in Riberão das Neves.  They had been having a hard time in the past few weeks finding new investigators and teaching people in general.  Because of that they had been getting a little discouraged, so Elder Bellini and I decided to go to their area and see if we could get them pumped up to work again!  We prayed a lot the day before.  The day went super well!  We split until 4 o’clock and in that time we found 4 people who had already gone to church multiple times and accepted to be baptized this month! It was a miracle!

I’m loving the work.  I love you,

Elder Marsh

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