Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Hey everybody!!! What a great week. We had a chunk taken out of it thanks to a Zone Conference in Campo Grande, but it was well worth the 7 hour bus ride. This Zone Conference was the last Conference of President Reber in the Brasil Cuiabá Mission. As such, both he and Sister Reber gave their "last testimonies" along with a powerful training given in the format of the "last interview". He bore a powerful testimony on the true meaning, purpose, and potential of the family as an eternal unit.  he invited all of the elders to "earn a queen" by dedication to the work of the Lord.
Returning to Campo Grande was more problematic than it should have been.  The bus broke down at 3:00 in the morning in the middle of the Pantanal (largest wetlands in the world).  Needless to say we were just about eaten alive by mosquitos.  But I was able to get a peek at an incredible region, with some amazing wildlife.
We got right back to work as soon as we got back to Corumba.  Just about immediately we ran into some roadblocks.  Turns out there were some comments made to our Spanish-speaking investigators last Sunday and a number of people were deeply offended.  We spent the weekend cleaning up this mess along with a number of other problems and finally, against all odds, we had a successful baptismal service for V.  We hope we can use this momentum to bring her entire family back to church, along with a number of other less actives that we are working with.
The miracles continue. I continue to be amazed at how the Lord guides his work even with incredible opposition!
That's all for now!  Until next time!
Elder Johnson

Zone Conference in Campo Grande!!!

1. companion & true friend, Elder Stephens
2. my "brother" Elder Phipps
3 & 4, District CORUBMĂ€

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