Family and Friends,
This’ll have to be quick
Well another great week here. We met some new people, and were able to participate in service.
The bigest thing that happened is that [Redacted] was FINALLY baptised. It took a while… But was worth the wait 🙂
The baptism itself was kinda funny. [Redacted] hated the baptism jump suit, and was super embaressed to have people see her using it. And she was so nervouse that she kept laughing. But she was really happy to make this step, and I’m really happy for her.
And [Redacted] brought one of her friends to the baptism, [Redacted] that also went to church yesterday. So we went to visit her, and [Redacted] is really great. She wants to go to church and seminary, and be baptised… So that was cool.
And there was a boy that went to church, [Redacted]. Apparently he’s been visiting the church with his neighbors that are members for about a year now, but he isn’t a member… Yet.
He always wanted to be baptised, but his Dad wouldn’t let him. So yesterday we went to visit him, and talk with his parents. We were nervous of course, but it ended up being really calm. His mom likes to talk a lot, and is a bit crazy, but nice. And his dad gave permission for him to be baptised.
So… Miricles happen 🙂
That about does it.
Family & Friends,
Welp another exciting week here in the mission.
And onther transfer. I recieved my new comp Tuesday, Sister Sarez. She’s from Bolivia, and really funny. This week we laughed a lot, and are having a great time. 🙂
We started teaching a few people, but unfortunetly none of them went to church. Psh whatevs I guess they’d rather sleep or something than recieve blessings. But I’m not bitter.
We’re still teaching [Redacted]’s mom, [Redacted]. She’s gone to church a few times now, but says she doesn’t feel ready for baptism. We’re really just trying to see what the real problem is, and try to help.
We’re still teaching [Redacted], and she’s doing really great. Reading the book of mormon, and going to church. 🙂
And the best thing that happened this week is that my two recent converts [Redacted] & [Redacted] recieved the priesthood 🙂
It was so wonderful to see them make this step. I’m really happy for them, and always praying that they’ll stay firm in the gospel.
Thanks for all your love & support,
Family and Friends,
Well another week has come and gone. And another transfer too.
I’ll be staying here in Santos Dumont, but my comp was transfered to Maceió. And now I get to experience that lovely anxiety of not knowing who my new comp will be for a whole day. Ugh. Seriously the way they do transfers in my mission is ridiculous. I’m getting pretty sick of it. But oh well.
As for the week itself, pretty good 🙂
We started teaching some really great new people that are showing a lot of potential. For example [Redacted].
We were walking by, and he called out to us and started talking, asking questions about the church. He said that he knows the Bible isn’t complete, and that he feels confused as to what he can believe. So we taught him about the restoration, and he immediatly said that he believes it all. It was a really special experience. Eleitos são reais!
Another cool thing that happened was a service project the stake had. They did a Helping Hands program that was sorta like an open house, where they had dentists, and hair stylist and all sorts of things. And everything was free. It was super awesome. And a great chance to talk with people, and invite them to church.
Now we have a bunch of new people to visit 🙂 it’s exciting.
Really serving is one of the best ways to preach the gospel. After all without charity we’re nothing.
Family & Friends,
Well we had another great week here.
We’re still teaching [Redacted], and she’s doing really great. Would be baptised already if it weren’t for rules about baptising people under the age of 16. Ugh. But she’s going to church consistently, and reading the Book of Mormon. 🙂
Right now we’re trying to teach the rest of [Redacted]’s family (that was baptised a week ago). His mom was at church Sunday, but says that she doesn’t feel ready yet. Probably has commitment problems or something.
And we started teaching some new people. This week we taught two sisters, [Redacted] and [Redacted]. Thier father died earlier this year, so we taught them about the plan of Salvation. The spirit was really strong, and [Redacted] started crying. I really hope it’ll work out with them.
And then this week was my one year aniversary in the mission. Hard to believe that a whole year ago I entered the CTM… The time went by super fast, and I’ve learned so many things.
I look a lot more tired, have awkward tan lines, and gained some weight but it’s all been awesome. Really this whole experience has been incredible. But I’m not in the end yet 🙂
There’s still a lot to do.
Sunday during the fast and testimony meeting [Redacted] (that was baptised two weeks ago) went up and bore his testimony. It’s moments like these that make the awkward tan lines and tiredness worth it. Moments that can only be experienced in this wonderful time called a mission.