Monday, February 29, 2016

Hellloooooooooooo world

Wow. What a week. For some reason I am incredibly tired, yet surprisingly happy.   It's weird how the mission is like that. 

Here's a run down of the week. 

This week we spent working our butts off, its was a awesome week! 

On Tuesday, met an awesome new family, johneer, and favio. Wow, they are just plain awesome. Newly married, they both work full time, are looking to start a family and are searching for a place to raise a family right. Sound like a baptism waiting to happen or what?? haha. I'm pretty pumped! 

Wednesday we made a goal to try and teach all of our lessons in under 30 min. We decided that when we have a lesson over 30 min the spirit starts to weaken and people lose interest. Well, we kinda made the goal.. and then forgot about it until about 4:00.... the funny thing is once we started to teach in under 30 min, we doubled the number of lesson we usually teach..... Weird. Its like math or something.. ahhaah. 

Thursday we did splits. I stayed in the area with elder leite... or in english elder milk.. Yes, Brazilian names are strange. It was a good time. since elder rufato is a ZL, and his zl companion, elder perreia is companions with elder leite, elder leite and I get to work together quite a bit. It's actually pretty fun. I really like the guy. We had a awesome day together, we met a bunch of new people and our investigator, miro, he was able to smoke less cigarettes this week. Woot Woot!  Any progress is good progress, 

Friday, well, friday was  kinda of a waste. me and elder rufato had to go and pick up one of the assistants all the way in the city center, bring him to our area, and stay with him for awhile, because he had a medical appointment. It was pretty annoying, but hey, whatever, At least we got to be on the good side of the assistants now.... haha. 

Saturday..... Saturday was about one of the longest day of my life. really, Saturday and Sunday seemed to just blur together because of how busy we were. 

Saturday morning, we got a call from one of our investigators asking if we could help them move. Ah, awesome, I love Saturday morning service projects. Well, little did I know, that here in brazil, they don't use moving trucks to move... They use shopping carts.... yes... Shopping carts. Pretty funny if you ask me. So for like 6 hours loaded up everything in the house, and dragged it up this big hill. Dressers, stove, washing machine, all of it. It's a good thing I'm semi-professinal at hauling heavy, awkward items long distances, up big hills. Brought me back the good old days of hauling a chainsaw on my back for hours. 

Anyway, after all of that, we still had to go out and teach.... Everyone of our investigators. Every. Single. one. of. our. investigators. Why you ask? because Sunday was stake conference and we need to bring as many as our investigators there as possible. Anyways, We did it. I don't know how, but we managed to stop by and teach everyone of our 40 investigator that are progressing in some form. 

After all of that, we still had to wake up at 4:00 the next morning to catch the bus that was going to stake conference. it was a long day.hahah. It all paid off in the end. we managed to bring some 20 investigator to the conference, which is the most that any dupla has brought in a very long time. things are going great. 

Love you all!

I hope everyone one has a safe, and fun week!

Elder Heiner

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