I am serving a two year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Brazil, Porto Alegre North Mission. I post on this blog every week, so check it out to hear about my life as a missionary!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Week 28

This week was full of miracles. Even though I was sick in the beginning, I didn´t notice it much because we worked so hard. We made a goal to be more diligent, obedient, and have more faith the first day of the week, and the Lord blessed us right off the bat. In order to find more people to teach we scoured the area book for former investigators and for less active members. The very first day we added 15+ people to our group of promising investigators.

On Tuesday we began our plan to visit all our conrtacts, ex-investigators of previous missionaries, and less-active members in a certain neighborhood. We were very blessed to find a house of 6 that are elects for sure. They paid a lot of attention during our lesson and asked great questions. A lot of the ex-investigators were awesome as well, we´re hoping we´ll be able to work with them and help them prepare to be baptized soon.

Thursday was the weekly district meeting as usual. After it we did a division with me staying in Santa Cruz with the district leader and Élder Lemes taking the district leader´s companion to our area in Vera Cruz. During the day we found many new families to teach for Santa Cruz. One young woman was really attentive and actually asked us how she could know for herself if our message was true. I would be very surprised if she isn´t baptized this coming week. The next day we returned to our own companions and areas.

This week Élder Lemes and I were very happy to find out that Maria (baptized 5 weeks ago) and her boyfriend Sebastião will be married next week! We´re helping him to stop smoking, and his baptism will be next week if he stops. They will help out this branch a lot if they stay firm. 

On Saturday we met Maria´s daughter when we went over to visit her family. The next day she was at church with Maria almost before we were! If the marriage happens, we´ll baptize the whole family next week.

Here is my companion, Élder Lemes, and I with an American flag we found!

Élder Joseph Andrew
Missão Porto Alegre Norte
Caixa Postal 13008
CEP: 91010-971
Porto Alegre - RS

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