Tuesday, July 8, 2014

A new mission president

This week Elder Imperador and I got to meet our new President, Presidente Bonini! He is actually quite similar to President Souza, so I don't think it'll be hard to adjust to the new mission rules, because there are only two. The first is that we now have to go to church in our suits, and the second is that we can't pay for the weddings of our investigators. I'm fine with the suits thing, but not helping with the weddings is going to make the work with families very hard. However, this new policy fits perfectly with church doctrine, as it provides the family a way to work toward the goal of keeping God's commandments, and after of being baptized. The progression of families is ensured in this way. 

Speaking of families, Elder Imperador and I found another wonderful family! They came to church and really liked it. It helped a lot that it was fast and testimony meeting, and that all the families of our ward got up to bear their testimonies about eternal families. And just like that, we have three weddings that we are preparing. Pretty crazy, huh?

Enrique and Viviane, the family that we found this week, were references from the other Elders that are living in our house, Elder M. Silva and Elder Flake (our district leader). When they found Enrique and Viviane, they were warmly accepted, and they were able to teach about the Restoration of the Gospel. They said the lesson went great, but that the couple were literally all packed to move to their new home, which happened to be in our area! Later, when we were able to teach them here in our area, they said that the visit of the other Elders saved their relationship! The Elders were extremely excited to hear that. We are also extremely excited to get to teach them now. They also want to feed us dinner, which is a bonus.

Until next week everyone!

Elder Bishop

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