Élder Kim was recently transferred to Vila Nova de Gaia, just south of Porto across the river Douro. The site dates back to Neolithic times. Gaia is famous for its 17 "Blue Flag" beaches. Church-wise, Gaia has the largest ward Élder Kim has served in. (In the picture, he shares the same "genealogy" with these elders: e.g. Élder Meza (right) is the "great-grandfather," and Élder Kim is his "son.")

Monday, August 7, 2017

Gaia 08/07/17

Aloha kākou, e ka ohana!

It has been a hot week in Gaia but it’s been great!

Elder Kim and Carlos
We’ve been able to help Carlos Peixoto with dropping smoking again, and he came to church this past Sunday! I think it is the first time in a while. Was super cool, we had a lesson with him the other day, and he basically bore his testimony about the truthfulness of the gospel and how it blesses our lives. I was SOOOO happy! HE KNOWS IT’S TRUE!!! I told him that it would be when I first met him, but he didn’t believe me at the time. But now, he’s tried it for himself, he tested it, and he KNOWS it’s true!!! He sees the blessings! Just makes me sooo happy! ITS ALL TRUE!!!!

We got Jaber to a baptism again! He gave him an Arabic Book of Mormon and he’s reading it! He is still SUPER hardcore Muslim but he’s reading the Book of Mormon; I know that as he does it in the spirit of prayer, he, just like anyone else, will know its all true! We’re giving him some space to read but we’re hoping to talk to him this week about how its going with the Book of Mormon.

Estevão has been traveling so we haven’t been able to talk with him, but he should be back this week. He has been reading the scriptures of the day we’ve been sending him, so that’s cool!

We found a cool Brasilian family, and it was the mom’s birthday!

Elder Kim, Maria Alice, Elder Karthigeyan
A lady Elder Karthigeyan and I found got baptized this past Saturday! Her name is Maria Alice, and she’s soo sweet! We had to pass her (over to the sister missionaries) cuz she lives by herself, even though she lives in our area, but we’re happy for her!

This week, we got some huge mission leadership meetings, and I’ve been asked to make some presentations, so we’ll see how that goes, haha.

Family, I love you guys! I know this gospel is true, and I know that the gospel and the commandments exist to bless our lives!!! We just gotta do our part!!! Have a great time back at school! Work hard, learn, have fun!!! Also be safe!!! Mom. I’m going to pray for your knee! Have a great week guys! Love ya!!!

com amor,

Elder Kim

A medieval fair was held in Santa Maria da Feira. According to Wikipedia, the fair is
held every summer to honor the Santa Maria da Feira castle, constructed in the 11 century,
which was home to Portugal's fist king, and an emblem of Portugal's military architecture.
The castle, set on a hill, was of considerable strategic importance.
This fair takes everyone back to medieval times. 

Elder Kim and Elder McClure sparring.......
The district went together to spend P-Day at the fair. 




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