Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Elder Jonathan Engle 09/03/2014 Just a quick one this week folks

Just a quick one this week folks

Dear People of Earth,

Just a quick one this week folks. I still have a temporary companion, but next week I should receive a normal full-time companion. My health has been up and down a lot, but I should be getting better. I´ve lost 12 pounds since arriving in Brazil, making a grand total of 160 pounds. Attached is a photo of Rosangela, who was baptized 3 weeks ago. She´s incredible and showed one of her rare hidden smiles in this photo.

This transfer has been full of many trials of my faith. This last Saturday was the baptism of Cristianey. He overcame mountains of opposition this last week so that he could be baptized, including 100% opposition from his family, depression, etc. Despite it all, he made it through. It was a lot of work for us too, but miracles don´t come for free!

The scripture I leave with you all this week comes from Doctrine and Covenants 4, which speaks of the field being white and ready to harvest.

 For behold the field is white already to harvest; and lo, he that thrusteth in his sickle with his might, the same layeth up in storethat he perisheth not, but bringeth salvation to his soul;

I testify that this is true. Even as I was sitting here in this LAN House writing this email. A 12 year old boy came up and told me that he´d already read The Book of Mormon with his family and that he wanted to be baptized. The field is white (especially in Brazil), but if we don´t labor in the vineyard, it´s to what good? Our law is to work! Let´s get to work folks!

Elder Engle

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