Hey, I am almost out of time, so I'll be quick!
This was a good
week here in Maranguape with my new companion, Elder Tibbits! He's from
Taylorsville, Utah, about 30 or 40 minutes away from Temple Square in
Salt Lake City. First companion from the state people here in Brazil
like to call "the Factory" ("a fábrica" in Portuguese, probably a title
that Utahans neither resent nor encourage....)! I am so excited to be
able to help him in these first few days, weeks, and months of his
mission in the field. I really like having American companions, it's
We are teaching Karol right now, and she already feels that the
Church is true, but she just has to gather up the courage to be
baptized. ......, Karol had a dream
the night before going to Church for the first time, and dreamed of
going into the Church. She was dressed exactly the way she was dressed
when she actually went the next day, and, even though she had never been
inside the Church before, dreamed of the hallways and the chapel and
everything exactly how it is in real life, never having been there before.
She said that she saw the same people that she saw at church the next
day, too. So, please pray for Karol, that she can muster up the courage
and the faith and the trust to do what she knows is right, even in the
face of great adversity. She is also scared that she'll just stop going
after a month, and I wasn't exactly sure how to calm her fears and
doubts. But, she does want to let go of her boyfriend, and follow the
Savior in the way that He wants.
I love you all! Have a wonderful week!
Elder Reid Powell Empe