With Strong Arm

Hey family! So this week was really good–yesterday, M (A’s friend) was baptized! She’s really great. She told us she had been praying and praying for God to show her the true church, and when she visited it with A, she said that she felt that for sure God had answered her prayer and that she wanted to be baptized immediately! She has super strong faith, and we were all very excited for her. Here’s a picture of her and A (who are both very friendly, I swear). And all this because Elder Fr and I got lost in our own area and ran into A, who was also lost!

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We also had a really good ward fireside last night about the life of Jesus Christ. The sisters talked and sang about His birth, and then Elder Fr and I talked about His baptism and miracles. Then I sang “There Is a Green Hill Far Away” and the other elders did a “silent lesson”! I had never seen it before, but they taught about the Atonement silently using only a slideshow. We had made a separate activity for the children, so there were only adults at the fireside, and there was total reverence! The Spirit was super strong! We invited everybody to leave in total silence, head home, and say a family prayer of gratitude for the Atonement, and we did the same thing (without the family part, but as a group of missionaries), and it was pretty amazing.

About the subject line: Elder C really likes the hymn “Com Braço Forte” [With Strong Arm], which is “God of Our Fathers, Whose Almighty Hand”, but none of us can remember the lyrics. So he goes around the house singing something that translates to “With a strong arm, with a really strong arm DUN DUN DUN DUUUUN DUUUN [can’t leave out that organ part] it’s an arm that’s really strong, a strong arm!” It’s probably funnier when you know Elder C and the hymn in Portuguese, but I was looking for more to write haha.

Have a great week, love you all!
Elder Maughan

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