September 6, 2019


Ala 1, Livramento, Brazil


Elder Rubens Silva

Week 11: To Hear and Understand Twice is Nice

Brothers and Sisters,

This was a really spiritual week for me. This week we had a zone conference and 2 devotionals with President Nelson in Brazil. I loved the devotionals because the general authorities don't all speak Portuguese so they spoke in English and the translator spoke in Portuguese. I heard and understood every line twice and it really helped the messages sink in. President Nelson talked a lot about the scriptures. it was cool that he told us about how the best translators for the church can translate about 1 page every day, but Joseph Smith, while translating from an unknown language, with little formal education, while being persecuted, and while moving states he translated at a rate of about 10 pages every day. He encouraged everyone to read the scriptures with your family. During his broadcast specifically to the missionaries, he talked about the Book of Mormon. He said that we should encourage people to start reading the Book of Mormon from 3 Nephi 11 and read all of the ministry of Jesus Christ to the Nephites. President Nelson outlined all that happens from 3 Nephi 11 until the end of 3 Nephi. I encourage all of you to read through 3 Nephi again as well. There is a lot of important doctrine that Christ taught to the Nephites.

Elder Walker


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