Monday, August 22, 2016

Holy cow!

We received this email today.

This week was way crazy!! We went to Manaus for interviews with the mission president, ate a bunch of fish, and then came back to our area and went on splits with the APs. We had a ton of good experiences this week. We had the chance to baptize two people who were referrals from members and a young man who has been coming to church every single week (and also every single night to play soccer) for a rediculously long time but had never been baptized. This week was finally the week! I learned a ton from President Castro and from the assistents this week. It is amazing how much I learn every single day.

One of the coolest things of being on a mission is that there is ALWAYS something you can improve on: teaching, working with members, finding new investigators, planning, using time wisely, strengthening your own testimony, helping others to strengthen their testimonies of the gospel.......Every day I realize again and again that I´m not even close to being perfect but at least I can be a little better than I was yesterday. 

That´s really what the gospel of Jesus Christ is all about. No one is perfect (1 John 1:8) but through faith, repentance and baptism we can become perfected, little by little, because of the atonement of Jesus Christ. One day we can be like God is (Romans 8:16-17) because we are literally His children. The gospel is amazing and it is amazing how it changes lives. The church is true!

I hope you all have the best week ever this week! I love you all! 


√Člder Olivier!!!

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