Maceio Brazil Mission Assignment

Maceio Brazil Mission Assignment
Serving in God's Army


5 August 2013 - Somos juntos ainda! We're still together!

   Alrighty. This week was good. We were able to find a lot of new people this week. It almost seems like luck how we were guided to knock on certain doors or talk to certain people on the street but we know for certain that it was our heavenly father guiding us with little promptings from the Holy Ghost, pushing us here and there. Unfortunately one person who was an elect that was super interested in our message lives in a different area but we were still able to help find her. The hardest part about this week was finding all the people that we had already found for the second time. It was way frustrating. One day we counted 11 fallen appointments. That was a challenging day.. But were still kicking and we will keep trying to find these people. 

     This coming Saturday the state of Alagoas will have a free marriage day where anyone can go and get married for free and they will even help to do some of the identification for people who don't have it. So we have two couples that are lined up to be married. Everything was dandy and they were for sure going to get married but then the devil came along and messed everything up!. The couple got in an argument and the man left the house and came back that afternoon completely drunk. For those of you who have been reading all my emails I have a talent for handling "drunk" men, haha. But this situation was way calmer than the other. They were just having difficulties and needed to talk to each other in a calm relaxing controlled environment. They needed to listen more to each other, a lot of little things that make a big difference. But everything cooled back down and they love each other again. Awww, keep your fingers crossed for this coming Saturday and pray that nothing else happens.
   My companion and I are trying to step up our teaching especially with the investigators that we already have. Making more physical examples, situations, videos or games we are trying to help our investigators understand more fully the principles of the gospel, and so far it seems to be working. Instead of us asking if we can come back, people are starting to ask us to come back and marking the day in the near future rather than the next week, haha. But we're slowly running out of ideas. If you guys have any tips send them my way!
   The mission president came to our ward for the first time on Sunday and he, his wife, his son and me and my companion bore testimony. It was great! I love testimony meetings especially when they don't have pauses, haha.
   I'm so happy to be serving a mission and I wouldn't trade it for anything!
Thank you all for your love and support. :-)
Oh we passed transfer day and my companion and I are staying together! Woot Woot! 
Temptation?  -  NOT, it was a mess.