Maceio Brazil Mission Assignment

Maceio Brazil Mission Assignment
Serving in God's Army


19 August 2013 - Semana de Amor‏

   Well one thing's for sure this Week went by super fast. It's almost hard to believe. This past Tuesday we had a Zone meeting and me and my comp decided to flip it into high gear and destroy this week. We decided to work more with a list of less actives that we have at home and went street by street talking to them and trying to help them come back to church, while at the same time trying to find new people to teach. There were a number of people that we got to know that live where a member used to live. And we were able to teach them! It's like their house has a spiritual bug, haha One less active that we visited was really special. They were a couple that was trying to return to church and for this visit we brought along the Stake President, haha. We brought the big guns, haha. So we got together and planned a great lesson. And at this couples house was a friend of theirs who wasn't a member and she stayed for the visit. After the message she said that she needed to hear what we said and that she was feeling something really powerful inside her. HOLY GHOST! So the less active member invited her to church and this Sunday she came and really liked it and the less active couple came. Now we arranged another visit with her and this couple together to hit two birds with one stone. It'll be great!
   So one of our biggest excitements is working with a couple that recently were married and are working together to be baptized on the 31st of August. I don't think I've ever been so excited for someone to be baptized. Last night when we were teaching them they asked if we were going to be here in November for the BAPTISM of their baby boy..... Uhhh instead of answering we took the opportunity to teach about baptizing children and read a little bit of Moroni 8 with them. While we were teaching they both felt the spirit and understood the principle and now... I don't think there with be a baptism in November, hehe. :-)
   Little things are changing in the mission. No, we don't have ipads or iphones, unfortunately but our president is changing things so that we can have more time to work and so that things run smoother. And this week was proof to me that it was really inspired from our Heavenly Father. We had so much more time. I'm so thankful that I'm a missionary working in God's kingdom. It is such a great opportunity. I'm so thankful for my family, especially my parents and all that they have done for me and taught me.