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About elderstephenjarvis

My name is Stephen Jarvis, and I grew up in the State of Washington. I am currently serving a two year mission for my church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This blog will be maintained by my family throughout my two years service, May 2012 - May 2014. I enter the MTC (Missionary Training Center) in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012. I invite my friends and family to view the posts to this blog.

We always need to be watchful

Our baptism did happen. Luis Felipe Cardoso Godoy was baptized by me. He reminds me quite a bit of Dad, and we particuraly hit it off well. He had the biggest smile on his face for the next two days. … Continue reading

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Brethern, shall we not go on in so great a cause?

So, this week…. We had a division with the assistents on Wednesday, which helped quite a bit. I was paired with Elder Mathews from Heber City. Saturday, we baptized Felipe´s sister, Victoria. (Felipe has the hair)   We had another … Continue reading

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I know that faith is the power that carries us on.

Saturday and Sunday were tough on us. Doing a fast in 35 degree celsius weather and walking a bit takes its toll. But, Elder and I knew better than to complain. I knew the Lord would come through, and He … Continue reading

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Let us rejoice in the Day of Salvation

We had a chance last night to watch the Christmas Devotional with the Prophet with the Ward. We brought several investigators, including two brothers of our recent-convert, a friend of hers, and an elderly woman that we almost left. She … Continue reading

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Want in?

We also had an interesting experience as we went to lunch on Wednesday. We almost got to the house when a man commented that we brought umbrellas on a hot day. With 20 minutes before lunch, we went over and … Continue reading

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The temple is the place to learn

So, transfers did happen. I went from Capao Bonito to the captial. It´s called Cachoeirinha (I still can´t say it either), and it means little waterfall. I opened an area with Elder D. Silva from Salvador, Bahia, Brazil (not El … Continue reading

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The Book of Mormon was written to convince people that Jesus is the Christ

We´ve walked a lot this week. We haven´t been too successful at finding new people, so we´ve been trying through the less-actives and going to the last zone that we haven´t touched yet. The problem is that almost all the … Continue reading

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There is safety with the Brethren

As you usually start: Thanks for being in the same meeting with me. I´m not going to lie; I looked down at my nametag and thought: “Next general conference will be my last with this.” I almost cried. I´ve loved … Continue reading

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I am ready to face the storms — God hasn’t forgotten me

Transfers! I stayed in Capao with Elder Sepulvida (from Chile, first Hispanic), and it´s interesting. Though he has a command of the Portuguese language, you wouldn´t notice that he still has problems with it. He also is another joker (but, … Continue reading

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The results of being obedient

I´d love to tell you all a lot about this week, but time won´t permit me to do so, So, I just say: 6 BAPTISMS!!!!!!!! It was wonderful. I was on a division and my faithful companion took the District … Continue reading

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