Sorry I didn’t get to read all the emails I got last week. It was a super busy p-day. Right after email I went and got my blood taken for science. That took forever. We didn’t get back until about four so we were starving especially since I hadn’t eaten at all that day. And then we ran out of gas for the stove so we had to wait for more to arrive to cook. It was awful. But that night we taught a family and it went pretty well.
Tuesday the mission president was visiting and we had interview with him and received all our letters and packages. Then we taught [name redacted] more. He’s our investigator that went to church on Sunday. He’s super awesome. He just instantly accept and believes everything. It’s crazy. And after that we had family night with some members, the bishop, and a not very active recent convert.
Wed we had zone meeting which was cool. We taught the mom of one of the members. She’s really nice but I don’t think she’s really all that interested. And then we visited an aunt of another member, [name redacted]. [name redacted] is very nice but talks a lot. The lesson was about two hours long because the first half was her explaining all her crazy beilefs and we couln’t get a word in. And then we went and taught [name redacted] more. She is so great. Always so cheerful and just an honest person.
Thursday We taught [name redacted] e [name redacted] the first lesson, and there was about a million distractions. [name redacted] straight up asked me what church is true and I could tell he was being earnest. So it was a great lead in but right as we started to respond his phone went off. Of course. This sort of thing happens all the time. But any ways we did get to explain the first vision with him and B.O.M and he said he’ll get baptized if he gets an answer. Anyways after that we taught [name redacted] again and our other investigator [name redacted]. And then I just had a feeling we should visit [name redacted] again. We taught her the first lesson but didn’t have a B.O.M for her so I really wanted to go back. Once we got to her house she wasn’t home but we talked a little with a member [name redacted] [name redacted] that lives with her while Sister Huffaker wrote a note for [name redacted]. The whole time she was writing I was praying in my heart that [name redacted] would arrive, and of course she did. So we taught her about the book of Mormon and praying to know it’s true. It was just awesome.
Friday we tried to visit a referal with a member but no one was home. So we went and visited another past investigator [name redacted]. She’s super sweet and talks a lot, and has a lot of questions. About baptisms for the dead and all sorts of stuff. Everytime we tried to teach her something she’d bring up something completly random that has nothing to do with what we said, like what is the 144,000 people to us. It was crazy. But she liked Moroni 10 and I know she has potential.
Saturday We tried to contact referals but no one was home so we ended up teaching new peope we met in the street. Then we went to the baptism of the other sister’s investigator. And [name redacted] came which was great. We taught him right after wards about baptism and the covenant and it was just great.
Then we went to visit [name redacted] and [name redacted] again with two members [name redacted] and [name redacted], but [name redacted] and [name redacted] weren’t home. So we visited [name redacted] instead. It was another long lesson, but having the members helped a lot. And [name redacted] loves [name redacted].
Sunday [name redacted] was at church again which means he can be baptised this week. And then we taught [name redacted] again with [name redacted]. Again it was really long, but good. We tried to explain that we need to be patient and listen for a response, but I don’t think she quite gets it yet.
Then we went and taught some new people we met looking for our investigator. And then we taught [name redacted] again. Always awesome with him.
After that we quickly visited some mebers and had coconut water with them. And I mean that they literally picked a whole coco off of a tree cut it open and we drank it. Everyone says how great it is and how it’s good for you but honestly I thought it was awful. It made me feel sick. I’m shuddering right now just thinking about it. But everyone else seems to like it.
And that brings us to today. To celebrate my birthday (that’s tomorrow) we’re having dia de beleza. Should be fun. Tonight Sister Huffaker and I are going to Maceio for a day or two. She needs to renew… Honestly I don’t know the word for it in Englih since I’ve only heard it in Portugesse but it’s the thing that lets her live in Brazil. (and no it’s not her visa, that’s a word I do know)
Anyways tomorrow I’ll be 20… People keep asking me if I’m excited, but honestly I don’t really care.
The gospel is true, it really does bless our lives.
Ser feliz é ser Mórmon