Monday, April 28, 2014
So, this week was good. Excellent actually. We had another baptism :D Woohoooo!!!!! Irmã Selma was baptized yesterday. I had the wonderful privilege to baptize her. Here's her story:21 years ago, her father died, and in search for consolation, her mother got baptized in the Jehovah Witness... and Selma studied with them and went to church, but something "just wasn't right." Well, after a long discussion with the last JW missionaries that passed there, she told them to not come back. That night, her and her son kneeled in prayer to ask God to find the truth. About 3 minutes later, she found a tinny pamphlet that an Elder had left at her house about 2 years beforehand. There was our telephone number behind it. She didn't have credits to call anybody, but she gave it a chance anyways, so she called, and Elder Holmes answered! She gave us her address (which doesn't exist on any map) and asked if we could pass by. Well, 4 days passed, we went looking for her house. At about 7:30 that night, we found it. As we walked down the road looking for her house, she called out to us. She was sitting on her porch drinking Chemarrão with her daughter and son and 3 grandkids. The moment that we showed up, she started crying and told us that we could litterally tell her anything and that she would believe... We were the answer to her prayer. Cool huh!!!!! Well, we gave her a book of mormon, and told her to read the introduction as her homework and then pray to ask if it were true. Well, that night, at about 2 am, she couldn't go to sleep, so she went to the kitchen, fixed herself a cup of Cidreira tea (lemon grass?) and began to read. She didn't read the introduction, she just opened the book and began to read. 2 Nephi 33- It is the declaration of Jacob about the purpose of the book and how it must be esteemed. She knelt and prayed. Answers. We passed by 2 days later and she asked us what she needs to do to follow this path. Well..........................
Monday, April 21, 2014
So, first of all, Mom, of all of the photos that you sent me, my favorite BY FAR was that of Tanner's prom dinner. With Preston as their waiter. HAHAHAHAHAHA, okay.So this week was awesome. Plain, old AWESOME. We set some goals that were a bit higher this week that normally we don't come even close to hitting, but as we worked our butts off, we hit them all.
Monday, April 14, 2014
so, this week we had 2 baptisms, Cida, our eternal investigator was baptized Saturday, and on Sunday, we baptised the baptism that fell through last week :D Larissa. Larissas brother is an return-missionary and only member in the family, we were asking the members who are the part-member families and the recomended his family, his parents aren't members and his sister isnt either, so we got on that boat and sailed it away :DBesides that, not much happened, I went on a division with the Elderes from Elizabeth, here in Porto Alegre to do their interviews....VERY CRAZY interviews again. They're a ton of fun. They live in 4, and for the last 6 month's Ive been living only my companion and I, so, it was a fun experience again, but I'm glad to only live in 2, it can get hectic with more.
|Um irmão after grenial|
Saturday, April 12, 2014
So...... This week was SUPER SLOW except for general conference that flew by. I LOVE GENERAL CONFERENCE. Weird right? That anybody would enjoy sitting on a wooden bench listening to old gentlemen talk for 10 hours? I always get super sad when it ends, I always want more. Seriously, this time, we were able to open the stake secretary's office and watch it in English on the computer!!!! WOOO HOOO!!!!! This was good because my companion still doesn't understand much Portuguese when people talk fast, like translators. There was also a greenie sisiter that was with us, so she needed it too. Funny huh? My first time watching conference in English is my last conference on the mission??? hahaha, anyways.... LOVED Elder Oak's talk, Loved Boyd K Packer's farewell testimony, and of course I love the Bednar and Holland talks, they always put fire in my bones!!!!! I don't think I've ever heard that in English, but we say it a lot in Portuguese..Our baptism this week fell through, unfortunately. We were preparing to give the final check-mate lesson when the other Elderes called needing interviews, so we did a division, and the other elder didn't finish her off. She'll be baptised this week along with this week's baptism. This week's baptism has been investigating the church for 17 years now, and this week, we will finally get her baptised. She's 68. Her son is serving a mission in Brazilia. yeah.