We are continuing to see miracles. Recently we went tracting in this sketchy part of town and ran into a guy named Jeremy. He didn't show a lot of interest, except for the fact that he had a strong belief in Jesus Christ and he would be willing to let us come back. A couple days later we happen to be in an apartment complex near this sketchy area and all of a sudden we hear, "hey! I know you!" We turned around and it was Jeremy. He was on his bike riding home from the laundromat. It was a Sunday and so we talked about how church was for us and he told us he doesn't go to church. By this time we were thinking... Okay this is no coincidence. So the next day happens and we had him in our plans, but stopped at this other apartment complex and lo and behold guess who comes riding past on his bike after going to the grocery store? JEREMY! Ok, by now we got the point we need to teach him and we went over and taught him. We have to pass him off to English missionaries, but still it was a testimony builder to me that not one child of God is forgotten. Ever.
Carlos just continues to amaze us. We went to a Brazilian fireside yesterday and he was asked to give the closing prayer. He was a little hesitant, but did so anyways. By the end of the prayer he was crying. He continued to express his thanks for the gospel in his life and the changes that have become because of it. Afterwards he came up to us and told us why his heart was so touched. During the fireside thing we watched a bible video about Jesus Christ and there was a group of little kids sitting on the ground watching it. Afterwards a brother starts asking questions and a little kid answered every time. We think it made him a little sad that he wasn't able to raise his kids in the church, but he will be able to baptize his youngest son in the coming weeks.
Can you believe Heavenly Father allows us young ones to go around and preach His gospel and bring people unto Him? Greatest privilege I have ever had.
Still a lot to be done until next week, until then, ciao!
ps. 18 months later and the struggle is more real than ever.