Elder Keller & Elder Phillips in Sao Paulo

Elder Keller & Elder Phillips in Sao Paulo

Monday, June 8, 2015

#40 June 8, 2015 Shrimp Season!

We had a good week! Everything is going pretty well here! We are basically just running around trying to find people who are willing to read the book of mormon and who accept the invite to be baptized and if not we take the book of mormon away and go to another house! So we teach a lot of other lessons and we are finding and cutting investigators a lot. But it is going great!

Elder Nascimento changed his name to Elder Sulivan. Pretty dope name! He is the new james cameron avatar! haha there are like 5 names in brasil that they use as there last names so everyone has the same so the missionaries just use their first name or they would be nascimento 1 2 or 3. For example we have da silva 1 da silva 2 da silva 3 all the way up to 5 in the mission! Pretty weird! Im so happy I get to represent the Keller name! 

But anyways we went back and visisted that one family Luciano and Ana Lucia are there names and it went pretty good! They said for sure they will be at church this sunday because they were gonna be at the hospital working this last one so we are hoping to see them (: We might be going back this week with Irmão Adelmo so we will see what happens. 

But a lot of the work we do here as well is trying to reactivate Less Actives and I love it because the Lord puts a lot into our path! Like this last week we felt like we neede to change roads and go talk to this couple and we walk up and turns out she was baptied four years ago and then stopped going to church. So we visited her and she came this week so that was great! She has a ton of problems between the husband and her so we are trying to help them work it out through the power of the gospel! 

Irmã miriams family is doing great! They went back to fishing season and got back yesterday so this morning for a p day activity we went to check out there boats and the shrimp they bring in and ive never seen so much more shrimp in my life! Im in love! We are going to do an FHE on wednesday and leave a lesson with the whole family and then have a fish fry! Super stoked! Antonio, the Dad and Douglas are going to get the Melchezidec Priesthood on the 21st of June! We have stake conference that day so it will be a really cool experience! They have been waiting a long time to have a priesthood holder in the family now that can bless there lives so I am super happy for them! Before they would have to call the Elderes or a Brother in the ward but now they will have it for themselves and it is so awesome to see the change and the blessings that come into the lives of families when they start applying the gospel! Also Elisiane, the only one that isnt baptized is reading the book of mormon like a machine! Its so awesome! She cant get baptized because here "husband" dalton (another brother of the family) still is clearing up divorce papers from an old marriage and then they will have to get married but it is all going great! 

Elder Daines and I were talking about this the other day and it al comes down to reading the book of mormon! Every time we find less actives or members that arent strong it is because they are not reading the book of mormon! That is what it all comes down to in the end! If you read the book of mormon every day you will have an unseen power to stand against the wiles and fiery darts of the devil as Benson teaches us! It is so simple and yet we still sometimes dont get it! 

But everything is great here! I love and miss you all! Hope you guys have an awesome week! 

Love Elder Keller 

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