So this week the focus was [Redacted]. Helping her prepare for her baptism. And her daughters [Redacted] & [Redacted]. They’re not quite ready yet. But they say they want to change. We made goals with them to live the Word of Wisdom. But honestly I think they think it’ll be easy. I know it wont be. But it is absolutely possible.
Tuesday we had a great lesson with [Redacted] and she was really excited for her baptism. But of course when we came back the next day she said she didn’t feel ready and needs more time. Ugh.
Wed we had companion exchanges and I got to be with Sister Baldomir again. She’s super awesome. This is the last transfer of her mission, she only has two weeks more. So she teaches really well, and gave me a lot of really good advice. I talked to her about all the stuff I like about the mission, and have problems with. She’s a great listener. I’ll miss her a lot. I attached a photo of us together, that also demonstrates how awful I look after a day of proselyting 🙂
Sister Baldomir was in the CTM during General Conference when they made the announcement about the age change. Wow I can’t believe it’s already been a year and a half. And this means that there wont be any more sisters that arrived before the change. Pretty cool.
Sister Custodio is feeling better this week, but now Sister Sarez is having problems. She stayed in the house two days this week. Hope she’ll get better soon.
Friday we went with the Elders to visit [Redacted] for her baptism interview, but of course she was still at work. There was lots of anxiety and going back and forth. But she was interviewed and baptised Saturday.
It was seriously awesome. It’s been a tough road to get her here, but it was great all the same. The first time I met [Redacted] she had problems with depression and cried so much she couldn’t talk. We couldn’t teach her, we just sang a “Sou uma filho de Deus” with her. By the end of it she stopped crying and was able to smile.
Every time I visited her she smiled more, and had more light in her eyes. I watched her learn new things, start living commandments. I can’t express how beautiful the experience was. It’s been an absolute blessing, and privilage.
Sunday was the general relief society broadcast, and it was awesome. It was great when they had that video of people all over the world singing I am a Child of God. And then the congragation sang the final verse. And I got to be one of those other people in the world, singing in Portugesse. Here in Brasil serving beloved children of the exact same God.
It was a really beautiful experience for me.
Conferene is so awesome. I remember when I was a kid it was such a drag. Super boring. But now it’s pretty much the greatest thing ever. I mean, we get to hear a message from the prophet of our Heavenly Father.
Any ways that was my week 🙂
(p.s I got to talk with Sister Chilson – my companion in the CTM- at the broadcast. She’s doing well, but apparently is having some serious hip problems. If y’all could pray for her it’d be awesome)