I am having a hard time today with all of the people that are passing away. We learned of one more that I will tell you about a little later in my email. But their families are all in my prayers and I hope they all know that I love them.
This was a very crazy week. I am still trying to get used to being a zone leader and all of the things that we have to do but it is going well and I am happy. The area is very different. We are right in the center of Curitiba and we take care of two wards so our area is huge. We dont have a lot of investigators so we do a lot of walking a talking to people in the streets. Its been kind of a hard week for me but I know that God answers prayers. Thursday night I just felt like giving up. I wanted to be home and not have to be here in this area where I dont know anyone. So that night I knelt down and just poured myself out to the Lord. I prayed for about 40 minutes. I needed help and I needed it fast. I knew that He was the only one that could help me and I think that was the first time that I have really let out all of my feelings to the Lord. Well, I went to bed and just trusted that the Lord would help me to get up and going in the morning. I woke up in the morning and had more energy and spirit than ever before on my mission. I know with all of my heart that God answers prayers. I know that he loves each one of us and that He wants us to be happy.
I dont have a lot of time but I just wanted to share one thing that happened this week. We were visiting some less active members yesterday and we went to this one apartment building and the lady said that we could come up. Neither of us knew who she was but we went up and she opened the door and it was a family from my first area! Their aunt lives there and they were there visiting her. This family is very nice and me and Elder Clift visited them two or three times a week to help them to come back to church while we were there. Well, the first thing that the girl told me was that she had some bad news. She is about 20 and she has been married for almost two years. The first blessing that I ever gave in Portuguese was to her daughter. Well, she told me that three weeks ago her husband fell on the train tracks and was hit by the train and died. I couldnt believe it. It was very hard for her and we talked about the plan of salvation and everyone was crying. After, we gave her a blessing and I was able to give it to her. I cried through the whole thing but I had the biggest feeling the she would see him again one day. I just want you all to know that I know that the plan of salvation is true and that we really can be together forever.
I love you all so much and I hope Abbey as a great birthday this week! I will write to you today abs :)
Elder Big T
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Elder Taylor & Elder Poe