Monday, November 29, 2010

The Only Church He Really Felt Good in Was Ours

"Well this letter will probably end up being shorter than usual because we are in Santa Maria again, and I left my Journal in Quarai. Usually what I do for these letters is, I bust out my journal and write all the important stuff that happened in the week. But since i forgot it, I'll have to have off memory...

Well it sounds like life has been quite exiting in the Poulsen Home lately. You dont know how great it is to hear all the great things that are happening!
Well we have been working quite hard lately. We are teaching a lot of lessons. There are a lot of great people here, we just have trouble getting them to church. It seems like to get anyone to church around here we have to literaly drag them to the building. Well, not really, but almost.

On friday we did a divisão. That's where we switch companions for a day for training and learning purposes. Elder Martini went with Elder Marx into the other area, and I went with Elder Silva Santos into my area. It was a pretty cool experience to be able to teach with someone else. You learn a lot. It was also funny because Elder Silva Santos only has 6 weeks more than me as a missionary. So it was just us two relatively new guys. Elder Silva Santos is a funny guy. He is from Salvador (which means Savior, one more christian name in Brazil, literally half of the towns name's around here in Brazil are somehow christian). That day was pretty awesome because almost all of the lessons Elder Martini and I had scheduled fell through, but we worked it out and still ended up with 5 lessons that day, 3 with members. And Dad will tell you, that is not so easy.
This week we marked the baptismal date of an 18 year old guy named Lucas, he is pretty cool. He really likes the church, and knows the Book of Mormon is true. He told us the other day that growing up, he never really went to church, but once he had a dream, and in this dream, someone told him that he needed to start going to different churches until he found which one he felt was right. He told us that he has been to many different churches, from the Catholic, to Spirit ( this religion around here that belives in Christ, but not the bible, but also mainly in Reincarnation, whatever) and he said that the only church he really felt good in was ours. (score)"

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