Maceio Brazil Mission Assignment

Maceio Brazil Mission Assignment
Serving in God's Army


29 July 2013 -Semana Muita Cheia (A Very Full Week)

   This week was filled with running around trying to get everything done. This week our ward had not one but two activities. One was a member integration activity or Mutual for all ages, where everyone goes to just have fun. We planned everything out with our Ward Mission Leader invited all our investigators and everything was jolly. But as the day came around our investigators started pulling the plug on us and NONE of them came to the activity. It was a "Major Bummer" because activities are the best way for the investigators to meet the members out of the normal church environment. Halfway through the activity the Young Women's president asked us if our game was ready.... What Game?! Yeah the person who was assigned to do an activity didn't show up so they gave us the job. So I started looking in all the closets in the church and I found two tents! So we made a little game passing the tent under your legs and over your head! It was good and the people liked it. What my companion and I were actually assigned to was a musical number... WHAT!? Yeah that's right a musical number! So we decided to sing "I Need Thee Every Hour" in Portuguese. It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, at least it brought the spirit at the end of the activity. The other activity was really a festival with a live band and dancing! IT was So hard not to dance, so what I did was go around trying to get the young men to dance with the young women or at least with their mothers! Man I felt like I was back at a church youth dance, haha. But even after all our running around inviting people to come to the activity, nobody came... So frustrating
   Sunday we had ward conference and again we ran around trying to invite everyone to the conference, less actives, investigators everyone! And no one came.... WHY! Other than the fact that no one came I absolutely LOVED the conference. The Bishop and the Stake President talked and they were so great!
   At the beginning of this week we had two people that were ready to be baptized but with complications of the world and the influence of others they fell through. I've never had so much hope that came crashing down before this week. So we are going to try and work a little different. Work with different people, a different neighborhood, and with more members. This week was tough but we have a lot of hope for the next week. We're Gunna Work Hard!
   I finished the Book of Mormon in Portuguese this past week. That was super gratifying! Now I'm working on the Doctrine and Covenants! And loving it!