Sunday, March 15, 2015

Another week in the life, siteseeing today! March 9, 2015

THis week was good, we taught a lot of lessons with the members and lessons with members are always way better than just alone! 

On tuesday we went early to a house that we contacted to teach and it was a whole family there before and we had left the first lesson with them! Except this time it was just the mom waiting for us and with a notebook full of notes next to the BIble. Uh oh. But we didnt argue with her, it was just a testimony and leave kinda lesson, she was very persistent in her beliefs but i dont blame her because so am I! It just had me feeling sad afterwards because i knew that it would be hard for her to accept this restored gospel in this life and thinking that made me want to convice her, to beg her more like, to ask with an open heart, but people have their agency.

THe next day however we had a lesson with Wilza, who had interrupted one of our previous lessons with an investigator with lots of questions and trying to make us look dumb, but we offered to teach her anyways the next day, and so when we got there and shared the restoration with her she felt the spirit so strongly that she started to cry and asked us, why am i crying? So we talked about the holy ghost with her and invited her to pray and tomorrow were going over there.

This old Brazilian man whose name escapes me i think its Jose was telling us as we entered his home that he doesnt argue about three things, in this order or importance
hahaa i thought it was a pretty good list to have, but we invited him to pray too, and left our number. 

We went to the capital today it was sweet! Lots of good picture taking, Not much else that happened this week, we will have a baptism next week of Luiz Eduardo! So were excited for that! Thanks everyone for the emails and love!

The fourth picture is ´´Attention: This can be a poem`` haha oh brazilian poetry, music to my ears.

Taguatinga! March 2, 2015

This week has been the first for me in Taguatinga which is about 30 minutes out of Brasilia, its a lot more populated than cabeceiras and is a ward with about 80 people attending church reguraly, for now! Its a huge area, it would take about 1 hour and a half to walk from one side to the other. THis week has been just memorizing names, streets, pretty much everything again, but now i feel ready to help this ward! 

We have a new bishop because the prior one passed away due to a sudden illness about 4 months ago, it was really sad to hear about, i never got to know him, but his family is okay, it amazes me how his son can be so happy still even being 10 years old without his father, he bore his testimony of how he came to this point and it was so touching. 

But ive been alright! Elder Mousques is ready to work which is something that some elders lack sometimes, so i am grateful for this! It rains alot here too which is better than the heat my goodness, i saw lucas from Cabeceiras at a zone conference, he is serving a mini mission before his real mission so that was nice! I have this spider bite on my wrist that is like a circle, but maybe ill get some special teaching powers of something! Thanks everyone for the emails!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

February 23, 2015 - Baptism week and transfers!

THis week was a week of miracles for sure, one of our investigators Julianna who we have been working with for about 4 months and wasnt progressing went to FSY like efy And came back with such a stong testimony and dumped her boyfriend who was keeping her back from baptism and was baptized on saturday!!!!! 

ALso Milenna the sister of a recent convert came to us and we taught her the lessons and she also was baptized! Ademar was also and now his parents are looking to get married legally to become members too!!! Holy cow satuday was pretty emotional seeing these people ive gotten to love make the decision to follow our savior through baptism! I was priviliged to perform the ordinance for Ademar and Lucas a member for the others, it was a great day!

Ive been transfered to Taguatinga in DF which is much more city like than Cabeceiras haha i love it here! Saying goodbye to cabeceiras was hard after getting to know everyone but i know that the work will continue there! My new companion is Elder Mosques from uruguay! Hes awesome and way easy to get along with and has a good work ethic i couldnt ask for more in a missionary!

So this week has been crazy with changes, all good! Thanks for the emails and love everyone until next week!

 Me studying
 Lucas baptizing Juliana
 Me, Lucas, Elder Conceicao, Ademar, Julianna, Milenna
 Me and the Odells.
 Julianna's sister and Mom
Me and the branch president with his family