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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

I was Homeless (Week 9)

Hi Everyone! 

Saving Lives


To start off...we are having a baptism on the 27th of November! I'm stoked! We probably have two more investigators getting baptized, but we are not sure yet. They are a little iffy if they are going to get baptized, but we are doing our best to make sure they understand out messages for now. 

I have a story about the Gift of Tongues...I was sharing my testimony. I really don't know fully what I said, but it seemed liked everyone felt the spirt and understood what I said so that's awesome. We recently also fasted for an investagator and that was hard because the heat kills us out here! My companion told me that fasting here is the hardest part but it brings the most blessings so thats good. Teaching is hard, I can't say everything I want to all the time, but I am speaking a lot through the Gift of Tongues. I am 100% sure I wouldn't be speaking this new language without it. Sometimes we just find people out in the streets that ask to listen to us!  They are ready to receive the Gospel they seemed really interested! 

I Was Homeless 


On another note...I am going to be 100% honest. For the past two weeks my companion and I have been living from house to house, because our contract for our apartment expired 4 months ago. We moved like every other day so I was kinda homeless, but I slept in a house every night so no worries. All the members of the church here are so willing to help. I love them so much! Elder Numbers and I eat lunch with different members everyday, and if anyone ever cancels on us then the Branch Presidents wife makes us food. We are so grateful for her! We always eat fruit for breakfast. I seriously love all the food here. I am even starting to like powdered milk, but not with a lot of water haha. For those who don't know...they only sell powdered milk out here in Brasil!  

Opening A New Area


I am also opening a new area with my companion so we had to learn our way around the new area, and it was hard to go to members houses and find people because it involves so much walking! Miles! So yeah, it's been kinda tough, but I am loving it. I can't believe how much time has passed already. I've been away from you all for 9 weeks now. I also saw the coolest thing! I took a picture. It was a replica of the Statue of Liberty! I thought I was in New York for a second! haha! 

I now have an apartment and all 4 of us are currently living there. We just need to buy some stuff, and we should be good to go. It was hard constantly moving from house to house, but the Lord never stops protecting those who simply do the best they can in life, especially when we are out daily serving our Lord. 
Love you all so much. Keep being your best and giving your all.

-Love, 
Elder Arevalo
In front of the Temple in Brazil
I thought I was in New York!









7 comments:

  1. What an outstanding testimony of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ what great parents have taught him to be so good what great teachers in the church have given him strength amazing may the Lord bless him with more than what he stands in need of

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  2. We couldn't be happier for u Kevin we miss u but your serving our Father in Heaven which is more important than ever in these Latter Days thanku for all u do for the people of Belem your a true inspiration for us all back home know how much we love u Cantu,s:)

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  3. We couldn't be happier for u Kevin we miss u but your serving our Father in Heaven which is more important than ever in these Latter Days thanku for all u do for the people of Belem your a true inspiration for us all back home know how much we love u Cantu,s:)

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  4. very inspiring my friend, i'm so proud of you and all the great things youre doing over there. Love ya buddy keep up the good work!

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  5. Hey Rocco! Thanks for your comment on here! What's your email? We can forward him this message and have him reply to you:)

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