Maceio Brazil Mission Assignment

Maceio Brazil Mission Assignment
Serving in God's Army


9 September 2013 -- BAPTISM!!!

This week was a full one.
   We have been working with an investigator who has been trying to stop drinking coffee! We have been passing by their home everyday to see how his day was and if he was able to aguent (withstand) the headaches that the lack of coffee has been giving him. He came to church again with his family this week, his wife and his two sons, one that has already been baptized. That Sunday was fast and testimony meeting and many people talked about the baptism that we had last week. We passed by his house and talked to him about his responsibility as a father, what is a happy family and a couple of other things that revolve around the family. He was really touched and said that he wants to raise his sons in a church, raise his family in a church and he said that our church is by far the best! YES! He firmly agreed that he would stop drinking coffee and we made him a two liter bottle of chocolate milk to drink instead of the coffee. We passed by there every day this week and normally I would ask, "Hey how are you doing with Coffee", and he would correct me and say, "you mean how am I doing WITHOUT coffee!" YES!
   It was funny one day we showed up at his house and his wife showed us his coffee thermos and said, look... Coffee! and we went silent.... And this man piped up and said, I can't do it, I need my coffee, I'm sorry, I'm going to drink it. I was tempted to grab the thermos and run out of there, but something didn't seem right, something seemed fishy! They both started laughing and explained that the thermos was full of hot water to make tea and take to work instead of coffee! YES, man I was so emotionally tormented during those two minutes I almost strangled him, hahaha. But he did it. He stopped drinking coffee! He and his wife were baptized this Saturday! One family completed. :) The ward is getting really excited about the missionary work because we are bringing "Men and families" to be baptized and they are helping us a great deal.

   At Church this past Sunday when the man was confirmed he gave everyone in the group that confirmed him a hug and afterwards at the end of the meeting he sang out loud, "I am a child of God." At that moment I really felt like I was completing my purpose as a missionary, helping people come unto Christ.
   This past week I was able to use some of my fixing skills on one of the member's cars that was pronounced as an "unfixable car" that had been passed from mechanic to mechanic and couldn't be saved. I couldn't help it and asked if I could take a look at it. It wasn't half an hour that I got the thing running and found out what the problem was. The bishop passed by and saw us working on it and offered to take us to a "parts store" to buy what the car needed. It was cool! I felt pretty good about myself and the members were impressed. haha Thanks dad:)
Swinging next to a ravine close to where one of our investigators lives. AKA - death!

   Unfortunately this week wasn't as good as we hoped to be. We weren't able to get a hold of our other investigators. They were either not home, sick, traveling or just didn't have time to listen to us. It's hard at times... Sometimes you can feel so obviously that there is an enemy. Someone who works against us, tempts people, makes it so we can't get to them. And sometimes we have to be extremely annoying to get what we want or to complete our purpose. But I love it. It's great! :)
I'm so glad that I'm a missionary and that I have this opportunity to serve a mission. :)


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