This transfer is flying by!!! I can´t believe it is already halfway through. My filha (companion) and I are finally in the swing of things and are teaching a lot better together. The beginning of this week was Carnival... a holiday here in Brazil that I don´t really understand. Some missionaries in the big cities of Brazil aren´t allowed to work during this time, but here it isn´t too bad. Just a lot of drinking and people in the streets, so it was a little hard to work. However, now everything has returned back to normal.
Yesterday at church something really amazing happened... when I arrived in this Ward in October, the number of people at sacrament meeting was 100 or maybe 110. Yesterday there was 187 people!!!! It was so amazing to see our chapel full. I know it wasn´t just because of our efforts as missionaries, but because our ward has really come together and all worked together to bring non-members and less actives.
This week I had a lot of expierences where I knew The Lord was watching out for me. Our investigators are progressing and this Sunday we will have a baptism!!! His name is Miguel and was a contact I made on the street... actually it was a contact with his mom. I felt super impressed to talk to her as we walked by, so I stopped. As I began to talk with her I realized that she wasn´t interested at all in our message, I and was a little bummed since I had felt a really strong impression to talk to her. Just as I was about to leave, her 20 yr old son walked out and began talking to us. He has a friend that is serving a mission and wanted to learn more about our church!! Now this Sunday he is getting baptized :) I learned to always follow the promptings we get.
This Wednesday my companion and I are going to make a huge dinner and cake for a less active girl in our ward. It is her 12th Birthday and her family doesn´t have any money to get her anything/make her a cake, so we are going to throw her a party!!!
I love serving a mission because I am literally helping people everyday. It is the greatest thing!!!
Have a great week :)
I love you all so much!!!