Monday, April 10, 2017

Going to California

I actually had planned to go for either "Exit" by U2 or "Exit Music (For a Film)" by Radiohead. Both really good picks, but I just gotta go for the classic Led Zeppelin (I think that's how you spell it). It's just so blunt, I love it.

This week was perfect. We had an incredible FHE at Neusa's house, a whole lot of new investigators, and some incredible testimonies yesterday. It didn't even feel different in any way, but when we had evening church yesterday it all just hit be like a ton of bricks: I'm going home. I'm not going to be here anymore. I almost lost it as I saw my recent converts and close friends bear heartfelt testimonies.

Not a whole ton to report. Emelly got baptized and confirmed this past weekend, and it was an incredible experience! Rui is so darn close as well. The registro is making them wait another couple of weeks to choose a marriage date, and it's taking so long that Rui decided to move out of Albertina's house for the time being! He has so great faith, and he's told us how he's changed since he started this journey. He asked if he could be baptized before the marriage, he wants it so bad. We told him that we'd (or Elder Olsen and his comp would) go over the baptismal interview questions next time and make the decision then. I feel so blessed to have known them.

I'd like to leave you all my testimony, and I think I'll do it in Portuguese and then translate, because I don't know what else to do with this time I have.

Eu sei por mim mesmo que esta igreja é realmente a igreja de nosso Salvador Jesus Cristo, que foi restabelecido aqui na Terra. Sei que Ele vive, e que Ele cuida de nos e está a esperar nossa volta para a presença Dele. Sei que O Livro de Mórmon é verdadeiro, pois tem mudado a minha vida. Sei que Joseph Smith foi um Profeta de Deus, e que ele realmente viu Deus e Jesus Cristo no Bosque Sagrado quase 200 anos atrás. A Missão tem me ensinado sobre vários coisas, mas talvez o mais importante é que se seguirmos a vontade Do Senhor em todas as coisas, vamos aprender os mistérios Dele e tornar-nos semelhante a Ele. Amo O Senhor e quero compartilhar este amor com tudo o mundo em qualquer situação. Este é meu testemunho que deixo com vocês em nome de Jesus Cristo. Amém.

I know for myself that this church is really the church of our Savior Jesus Christ, which was reestablished here on the Earth. I know that He lives, and that He is watching over us and is awaiting our return to His presence. I know that the Book of Mormon is true, for it has changed my life. I know that Joseph Smith was a Prophet of God, and that he really saw God and Jesus Christ in the Sacred Grove almost 200 years ago. The Mission has taught me many things, but perhaps the most important thing is that if we follow the Lord's will in all things, we'll learn His mysteries and become like Him. I love the Lord and I want to share this love with everyone in every situation. This is my testimony that I leave you in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

Thank you all for the support you all have given me. I can't wait to see most of you soon, and for the others I hope it doesn't take too long. :)

Signing off for the last time,
Elder Jordan Penner


          Sick Noite Familiar at Neusa's place


Me making CousCous prepare to be amazed when I return

The Souza's made a cake for those being transferred and me. The cake says "FUI" which means "I went" and I almost cried I was laughing so hard. feat the district​

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