May 2011-May 2013

Kevin has been called to serve as a missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He has been assigned to labor in the Brazil Londrina Mission for two years and will be teaching the gospel in the Portuguese language. Kevin will not be using the internet while serving as a missionary. This site will be updated by me, his mom, as I recieve his weekly email letters and pictures. Enjoy!

Monday, January 2, 2012

The Importance of Prophets

good to hear everybody is happy and had a good new years, mine here was kind of lame, everybody was drinking and having a barbeque so we couldnt really do anything. also we had to be in house by 8:30. but it was annoying because we couldnt sleep until like after midnight because of all the fireworks that everyone was lighting off (Brazilians love fireworks).

this area is a little tougher, the church has been here for forever and ever so all the members already told all their friends, so its harder to get references from them so its back  to trying to contact everyone in the area book and knocking on doors. we end up spending a lot of time walking around for little result. but these last few days we found some really great people that accept everything, but just haven't gone to church yet. that's the big test.

this last few weeks I've been thinking about prophets, and the great importance of them. they are chosen men of God who are simply his authorized representatives here on the earth. and being authorized they can then:
-teach the correct doctrine
-realize ordinances of the priesthood that we need for our salvation
and to do this they need something: an organization to keep these things in order and to make sure we are doing it in THE (not just any) way of God

That's really the basis behind everything. how God always worked on the earth anciently (Old Testament), how His Son did it when He was here on the earth (New Testament), the consequence of the people not wanting it this way (apostasy: why there is no more new testament), and today (the Restoration)

I know that this is the way it is, and that God sent Thomass S Monson today to be His prophet. i know because the Holy Spirit of God testifies it to me every time i look a Brazilian in the eyes and tell them, but more importantly, because one day i decided to find out for myself, and i read the Book of Mormon and asked God if it was true.

And He said Yes

i Love you all, vos desejo muito felicidade este ano novo

-Elder Leete