This week was way cray! To start it off we had a family night at the presidents house with a family of investigators, it was amazing! We had a really cool activity that brought the spirit really strongly. We also are working with Regina and Arlon to get everything ready for their wedding and baptism.
This was definitely a week of ups and downs. We had a baptism marked for Saturday that fell through at the last second. Flavias mom said that she no longer wanted her daughter to be baptized. It was completely unexpected and devastating. I have never felt so sad on my mission. When someone has a testimony, and because of the choices of others can not progress.
This week was super legit! We are again with a gigantic area, and are working in full force! We are working with two families to get married, so that they can get baptized. and this week we will go to the court house to mark the first wedding. Flavia is going to get baptized this week, and is super excited! We have been working with her for over 5 months! She went on a trip for a month, and returned last week. I know that conversion is real, and that it changes hearts, and actions.
Wow! The day that I never thought would arrive has come! Happy late half birthday dad!….and I have officially been a missionary for 1 year! A year ago I boarded a plane, and arrived in Brasil. I knew one word in Portuguese, (Janela) and I was scared out of my mind! Today I feel like I have been a Missionary my entire life. I have a hard time remembering what it was like to not talk about the gospel 24 hours a day. I love this work, and am so thankful that I can server Him.