I am so grateful for the Gospel in our lives. It really makes all of the difference! Sorry about a short email today, but I am still in Maranguape, and I am über-excited (also über-excited that they have the umlaut function on the Portuguese keyboard....so sweet!!!). It's going to be great!
Never forget who you are, and also who He is, and that He is always there to help and lift you at all times, and in all things, and in all places you may be in, for as we stand as witnesses and testimonies of Him, He is there with us. I like it in Doctrine and Covenants where it says, "But behold, verily, verily, I say unto you that mine eyes are upon you. I am in your midst and ye cannot see me" (D&C 38:7). He really is here if we will just look for Him and His hands in our lives! Remember to be grateful, and that all will be as it ought to be if we have faith and trust in Him, and do what He asks us to do. And never, never, never forget that He is there to help us to do everything that is necessary! So, don't fret so much! I really need to work on that part:)
Love you all tons and scoops and gallons and garrafões and oddles and puddles and poodles and muddle puds (inside-joke with my Mom) and trucks and airplanes and millions upon millions of coal and copper mines full!!!!
Until next time,
Élder Reid Empey