Friday, June 24, 2011

June 24, 2011

Here is an excerpt of the letter from Elder Jolstead that came today.

Oi Familia!
My last letter from the CTM! Enjoy. So alot happened this week or at least on Friday so I'll get right to it. This last Thursday our night teacher Irmao Ramon had to leave, because his two years teaching was up.He was so funny and a great teacher.His last night teaching he gave us much words of wisdom.So this Friday we went to Avienda Paulista which is basically the Times Square of Sao Paulo. It is crazy! Tons of people are walking back and forth and at first we were intimidated because we didn't know how to stop someone. They all looked like they had a place to go and they were going now. It's funny though because our first contact came up to us. It was a girl about our age supporting Green Peace. At first we had no idea what she was saying but then I recognized that she asked us if we were here in Brazil on business or school and that's when I cut in with "we are actually missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. It was funny how her face changed when she realized that we're also here to tell people a message, and that she wouldn't be able to talk just about us supporting Green Peace. Anyway we talked to her about Jesus Christ and the Book of Mormon and then invited her to read it. At first she didn't look too enthused but she took it. I wish when I had talked to her I had taken her love of the earth and went with it, like, "We believe the earth is a gift from God and we also believe that we should take of it, but all I said was, "Green Peace!" "Muito Bom!" Oh well, I hope she reads it.

Elder Jolstead wrote more, but this is just a part. He said that he was glad that he had the opportunity to speak with others as well. He is now in Santa Maria ready to spread the gospel there!

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