Friday, February 3, 2012

Apostles Visit Members in Brazil

by Church News February 3, 2012

From January 20 to 29, 2012, Elder M. Russell Ballard and Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, along with Elder Jay E. Jensen of the Presidency of the Seventy, visited Church members in Brazil.The Brethren were accompanied by their wives, as well as by the Brazil Area Presidency—Elder Claudio R. M. Costa, Elder Carlos A. Godoy, and Elder Jairo Mazzagardi of the Seventy— and other Area Seventies. 
  • In São Paulo, Elder Ballard challenged members to help an inactive friend to return to full activity.
  • In Sorocaba, Elder Jensen challenged all families in attendance to study the Family Guidebook the same way they study the scriptures.
  • In Campinas, Elder Andersen told members that the choices they must make are between good and evil.
Elder Ballard in São Paulo
"(He) urged the youth to stay away from pornography in all its forms, explaining that spiritual strength and power come from complete righteousness and virtue".

Elder Jensen in Recife:
"When a blind man was taken to Christ, He healed him,” Elder Jensen said. “The question should therefore be asked, ‘What healed the blind man?’ The answer is, ‘The touch of the Master’s hand.’ May we allow the Master to touch our lives.”

Elder Andersen in Campinas
 “Our choices are not between richness and poverty, or between fame and obscurity. Our choice is between good and evil.”

In addition to the above-mentioned cities, Church leaders also visited Manaus, where a temple is being constructed. The Brethren surveyed the granite exterior and the temple’s interior, including carved wood details, carpets, and ceilings.


1 comment:

  1. Eles fizeram um serão também em Curitiba, minha filha assistiu e foi lindo! Bjss Didi


Thanks so much for your visit and comment!