Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Letter to Elder Peacock...2/6/2012

Yeah, we had a good week.  I was a little stressed because we had to wait a little bit for Paula and Joaquim to get married.  We thought that it would take 12 to 14 days with the way we were doing it, but Tuesday night our Branch President called us and said, "If they go to the city office building and do this, this and this, they will be officially married and can live together."  It was such a HUGE blessing, and such a relief.  Paula had been sleeping at a friends house, more like spending the night there she wasn´t able to sleep and was getting sick.  But, the Lord really took care of us.  Paula and Joaquim are so awesome.  We are over there like every other day.  They said they adopted me, so now I have parents in Portugal.  We will have a wedding ceremony this Saturday for them, it will be cool.  I am super glad you guys got the pictures.  That's funny that picture of Jacob, huh?  Our group leader (Nuno Ferreira) in Covilhã served in the same mission at the same time, and I found that book at his house and decided to search for Jacob, found him.  We found some sweet people on Sunday, we had some neat experiences.  We found one guy who had a big house and yard and when we got to his house he was just walking around in the backyard.  He came up to us and looked sad and didn´t appear like he wanted to talk, but he was a super nice guy passing rough times.  But, we taught him all about the restoration then we got to the part about the Book of Mormon and he said, "Wait, I already have this book."  And he did, it was a crazy story how he found it, too.  He was cleaning out someone's house and taking everything to the trash and found the BOM and decided to keep it...six years later missionaries knocked on his door.  Well, we are gonna do everything to help this story have the ending it deserves.  He said maybe this is a sign from God.  I hope he understands that it truly is.

Good week, this week is the last week of the transfer.  We´ll see what happens.  I will finish the BOM this week too, 2nd time in Portuguese.  I really like everything that Moroni wrote, all his commentaries and I loved the scriptures that talk about speaking from the dust.  Fulfilling prophecy!  Moroni was bold and I love the way he lived in the middle of such wickedness.  He said he knew he would be lifted up in the last day, we need to live in a way that we have no doubts either.  That we are living worthily and know our standing with God.  Well, I hope everything is going well.  I love you!

Love,
Elder Peacock

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