Umm so this week waspretty cool. Sunday morning we went to the beach with this lady Cristinand got all wet it was super awesome. I'll send you a picture. We wentto church there in Grudatuba and them got a ride with a member back to Joinville all in time for lunch. Sunday night we taught this really cool couple. They have been to all sorts of really cool places like Egypt, the Easter islands, Jerusalem and who knows where else. OK, for now.
cool that Elder Costa had time to talk with you all. How many people were invited? Looks like it was a very intimate group of mostly his ex-missionary's. That's awesome that Patrick got back. Next time you see him tell him I love him and that he also needs to find some "gatas" that wanna send me some letters, hahahahahaha, but really letters would be nice.
Sweet! When are they going to get done with the Gilbert Temple? That's really
I would also like to share with you a quote that has helped me get through adversities in my life. I first heard this while doing sprawl drills at wrestling practice coach Lou told us that if we could tell him who said the quote we could stop. The quote is:
“Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.”
This quote is by Theodore Roosevelt but at the time none of us knew that so we got to continue conditioning. I have come to realize that this quote means to me that if we don’t try and if we don’t have adversity then we will live in the gray twilight without doing mighty things we cannot win glory without this test and the adversity that comes along with it we cannot gain eternal glory. Adam and Eve learned that by partaking of the fruit they would experience pain and adversity but through this pain they would gain joy and glory. And that through this we can receive Gods greatest gift of Eternal Life that we may live in the presence of God.