Hey everybody! I hope everyone is doing well. It's just been another crazy week here in the FOM. It's been getting hotter down here in florida. Freakishly hot. I'm not the biggest fan of it.... but what ever.. only a couple more weeks and I'll be in Brazil!!:) This week has been a busy one. We came out on top of our zone for number of lessons taught, so that was good. I guess when you just set you mind to it and get to work, things just seem to fall in place. Heres the highlights of the week
Tuesday: Tuesday was a good day. Started out like normal with studies and such. After we got out, we pick up like 3 new investigator from just walking around and talking to everybody. It was awesome. We probably talked to like 30 people with in 4 hours. Defiantly pretty awesome. in the evening we had a couple member presents that were legit. WE had a way cool lesson with an investigator were a recent convert came out with us. It so awesome to see the fire in a recent convert as they testify to others about there conversion. its a way cool and awesome experience.
Wednesday: wesdaday was a hot hot hot day. We spend the majority of it out side doing service for an investigator. it was dope. I always love working with my hand. After we got done with that we went over to our brazilian investigators house and where she told us she needed help removing a tree stump from the front yard. there fore, we decided to help her our right then and there. so, all three of us in our white shirts and ties just went ham on this big 3 foot palm tree stump. we tore the thing out in like 30 min. it was awesome. Our white shirts weren't so white after that. after that we had a super spiritual and awesome lesson with her about the word of wisdom. It was an awesome night.
Thursday: Thursday was another hot hot hot day. I'm pretty grateful that we are full car. As much fun as it is to bike, it's not fun when it's like 400000 degrees outside. Thursday we has a bunch of super sweet lessons in our apartment complex. that was awesome because we didn't even have to drive anywhere all day. we just walked across to the next building where we had 6 lessons. it was dope.
Friday: Friday was just average day of missionary work. Knocking doors, meeting members. nothing to excited, just the usual.
Saturday was way cool. we got permission from president to watch meet the mormons with a recent convert and her family. Her name is Maritlene, and she just moved her from Sao Paulo with her family. She's the one with the super awesome and sweet little girls. anyways, she was having some family over for the weekend and she wanted us to come over and teach them, but she was worried because they all thought mormons were super weird. anyways, we decided that if we watched meet the mormon with them and then answered any of their questions that it would be pretty effective. so we watched the movie and then answered the families questions. they were all super nice, and it was awesome to meet more brazilians. every chance i get to learn more about the Brazilian culture the more I fall in love with it. I'm so excited to be able to continue part two of this adventure in brazil.
After that we went and had some lessons with those people we met earlier in the week. they went well, and hopefully they will want to continue to meet with us.
Sunday was awesome! It was my second week in the spanish group, and it so cool to be able to got to church and understand nothing but understand everything. it's great. We had 3 investigators come to church so that was awesome! I've really come to love sunday. They always seem to recharge our spirits for the upcoming week.
I love being here in the spanish area. I can hardly understand or speak any spanish, but I love the people here. Everyone is just so kind and loving. For example, the members LOVE to feed us here. It's actually kinda a problem. sometimes we get feed like 3 times a night. we will be driving to a lesson and members will just call us and INSIST that we come over to their house to eat. I'm kinda worried that I'm going to be putting on so much weight. Oh well, its good that the members really want to take care of us here. Im sure once I get to brazil, it will be a completely different story.
Anyways, that's the lowdown of our week! I hope everyone is doing well, and if anyone want to write me, I would love to hear from you!