Monday, August 24, 2015

Jesus The Christ

What do you do on a typical P-day?  P day we dont do a lot... Even though the presidente forbid anyone from "doing nothing on P day, or sleeping." We normally stay in our house writting letters, talking, making something to eat, joking around. Sometimes we go to a members house to chill there cause there are so many cool members here. Last week we went to J´s house (I´ll send a pic) and just hung out there.

What time is your church on Sunday? Sunday church starts at 9. 

 Are there multiple wards in your building? No we are the only ward in this building and it is a big beautiful building because it was meant to be the stakecenter but turns our there's another area with a higher attendence rate so they moved the stake center there and we got left with a big beautiful building all to ourselves. haha its pretty sweet. 

This week was pretty awesome. Saturday we helped someone build their house! Or, well, continue building their house. So if I were to explain how to build a house here in Brasil it would take fooorrreveeerr. But its super neat how they do it and makes perfect sense. So here is like a summary. They put 9 metal rods in about 13 cm thick cement to make a frame, its like a box that makes up the corners of the house. Then on top of the house they get more metal rods embeaded in cement and lay them on top of the cement box you made. Then you can put bricks (which are super heavy and not that wise to use) or styrofoam (which is lighter and 1 real more expensive) to fill in the cracks between the cement planks you put down. Next saturday we´ll put 13 more cm of cement on top of all these cement planks and thats the hardest because you have to mix the cement on the floor with a hoe because those machines are expensive. and that takes a LOT of energy. but im excited. Ill send pics to help explaine. haha or maybe next week Ill send them

But yeah this week I had the opportunity to study a lot about Jesus Christ and his life, mostly about the sacrifice that he made and the way he handled it. I think my favorite part of all of it is when Peter is talking to Him and saying that he will go to the ends of the earth even death to stay by the side of Jesus. Thats when Jesus saids something along the lines of in Lucas 22:31 "Simon Simon, Satan has asked to sift you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have been converted, strengthen your brothers." I thought that this scripture is about the coolest thing ever. He knew that Peter's Spirit was really strong but his body weak. Imagine the Savior of the world, the Prince of peace praying for you. Jesus Christ took upon himself the pains and sins of the world so that we could all be clean and make it back to live with him and with our families for all of eternity. And Jesus really has prayed for us, he paid the price for us and all we have to do is accept his sacrifice. We accept it by being baptized by someone who has the priesthood of God or the authority to baptize and perform the sacred ordinances of the Gospel. Im go grateful that I have 2 years to help people understand this, and to help them accept the sacrifice of Jesus Christ so that we can see our family members after this life. I love you guys and I really miss you all!! Ill try and send some pictures now!! love you guys!!

Elder Hamm

yeah maybe if I find someone in the ward who can clean the virus off my card ill send you the pictures. haha thats actually reallly sad cause the pictures thsi week were really sick but yeah Love you guys!!

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