It makes me think of the scripture in Doctrine and Covenants 18:
13. And how great is his joy in the soul that repenteth!
14. Wherefore, you are called to cry repentance unto this people.
15. And if it so be that you should labor all your days in crying repentance unto this people, and bring, save it be one soul unto me, how great shall be your joy with him in the kingdom of my Father!
16. And now, if your joy will be great with one soul that you have brought unto me into the kingdom of my Father, how great will be your joy if you should bring many souls unto me!
I am so happy here on the mission! I feel so much joy from helping these people know and come unto Christ!
But some other things that were going on this week. So, Sister Horn and I are Americans, right? So sometimes it causes a bit of attention...haha. Our neighbor works at a school where she teaches Portuguese, but her really good friend is an English teacher there. They asked us if we would be willing to come to the school and do a presentation about American culture this past week. So Sister Horn and I decided why the heck not, and accepted the offer! Let me just say, it was the coolest, funniest and best experience ever! These kids just loved us! They asked questions, we made contacts, we developed good community relations, and we received references.
Man, we were celebrities! haha You've probably even seen the pictures on facebook already...haha But the best part of all were the three youth that ran up to us on the street yesterday because they remembered us! It made it all worth it. The whole experience definitely opened up a few doors for the missionaries in the future.
But anyways, I'm doing very well. Sister Horn and I are trying to use our "unique" American talents to bless the people here in Sapiranga, and I'm loving life.
I hope that you are all doing well, and staying strong!
Love you all!