So I think we were feeling a little prideful this week or something because the Lord decided to humble us. This last week we had 2 baptisms marked for Saturday and another 3 for this next week with a few maybes. Saturday after lunch, one baptism fell through. The lady that we were going to baptize was feeling back pain and decided to put the baptism off a week but we still had another one to worry about so we got everything ready for the baptism then we went to the house of the man that we were gong to baptize and when we got there, there was a note on the door that said that a missionary from another church had gone there and said some stuff and that Mr. Olimpio wasn't going to get baptized so we had to go back to the church that was now full of members waiting for the baptism and explain to everyone what happened and then we ate cake and that was that.
My companion's is Elder Sousa. He's from Fortaleza.
Did your gardenia plant that had a bloom smell good?
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.