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, May 2, 2016

Week 87

This week was the last of this transfer, so we worked hard because we knew that one of us would be transferred. Beginning on Tuesday there was a cold front that came through and the temperature dropped down to 25°F (really cold with all the humidity here).

Early in the week we held a Family Home Evening with a member family and they invited their neighbor to join them. We'd been teaching her about Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon and so it was good for her to see another aspect of the church. We shared a message about the importance of prophets and afterward there were a few activities. In one of them you had to grab a coin buried in a pile of flour with your mouth!

On Saturday there was a combined activity with the Young Women´s New Beginnings and the Branch´s Talent Show. During the young women´s presentation of awards our recent convert Suana gave a talk! We were so happy to see her involved with the young women and doing her personal progress.

Even though it rained quite a bit and we didn't have the best umbrellas, Lucas persistently accompanied us many times in the week.

Sunday was the best day of the week. Finally after much work, fasting, and prayer, we got 8 of our investigators to church! The best part was that they pulled right up to the church by themselves for the first time despite the super cold weather and early hour. As it was Fast and Testimony meeting we were happy to see Georgia bear her testimony for the first time. She did it again that same day during the baptism of another woman. We're so blessed to see so many fruits of conversion with our recent converts here in Canela.

Unfortunately my companion Élder Clark was transferred away after we spent 2 transfers together. But it was exciting for him as he was designated by the President to be his assistant! Sunday was full of many goodbye's for him with all the families we'd grown close to.

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