January 5, 2015
Its 2015 and this year will be the year that Planaltina changes forever! Planaltina has a whole lot of time with missionaries, more than half a century... but the thing is it is exactly in the same spot that is was when it began! Our goal for 2015 here is to change this pattern. 2015 will be the year that Planaltina grows and continues to grow; not only our branch, but all the branches in our zone. The key is that the missionaries will work very closely with the leaders of the units and not just do everything for them. I have a lot of hope that this region of Brasilia can grow and be an example for others.
This week was great, we celebrating New Year with a bang... literally, everyone here buys fireworks and goes crazy at midnight for about an hour. Needless to say we didn’t sleep. This weekend we also had one of the beautiful storms I have ever seen. It was a lightning storm but the lighting was constant. I looked like a paparazzi in the sky. The clouds were huge and the bolts of lightning were crazy! I captured on in a video and it is amazing!
Our work is going well here too, one our main investigators finally made it to church with his wife! During one of the classes he bore his testimony of the Book of Mormon. It was great and really powerful! He works nights and went to bed at 5 in the morning but still made it to church at 8:30! He and his wife are very special and are close to becoming members of the church!
|Elder Clark at the World Cup Stadium|
We are also working with a family that I have grown to love really fast. They are returning to church after about 3 years not being active and they only have about 5 years in the church. We have had really good visits with this married couple and we are setting goals for them to go to the temple together because they haven’t gone yet! They are super funny and I love to joke around with them! They also gave us purple mangos the size our heads (my favorite type of fruit here!).
Life is good and only gets better here in Planaltina!
I love you all and wish you the best 2015 ever!!!!