My comp, Elder S. Silva is from Bahia, Salvador to be exact. He´s been on the mission almost 9 months (1 more transfer than me) He was down south for the first 8 months, most recently in Arroyo Grande close to Urguay. This is his 1st transfer as Senior comp. Ummm, that´s pretty much it. No, I forgot to take a photo with him. Sorry. He was baptized at 10, fasted from the church for 2 years with about 17 years then came back, He´s 21 now.
Tuesday we spent the whole day at the bus station waiting for people to get here, then we took a 100 $R Taxi to our house... WE got there at about 7, went and confirmed lunch then came home to eat and prep the room and stuff.
Wednesday we had district meeting in the morning, Elder S. Silva lost his camera there, good start in the area right? Then we came home and worked.... We´re still working with Tamirys, trying to find the problem, and help her overcome her fear. WE taught the 10 commandments and The sabbath day at the same time. We then tried to contact our reference from President Castro but she was sleeping.
Thursday: We went back to Tamirys, read Alma 34 with her and with Brother Alexandre and family, man was it good, she was definitely feeling the spirit. WE all were... Until her cousin said ``Ãh Tamirys, don´t cry`` Ya, that was kind of a bummer. Talked about baptism and same thing, still not feeling completely ready. Then we contacted the ref. From Presdient Crastro. She´s been going to different churches for quite some time, but she finally decide that mormonism is for her. She went to the temple, bought all of the young womans madalions and everything else (she´s 32) and we started teaching her. She knows everything because she´s been going to a church in POA for about 4 months. She has a 10 year old son, so we´re working with him too. All we need is Word of Wisdom, we´re making goals with her tomorrow to stop with everything... Coffe, alcohol, drugs (weed) and smoking... The only thing she doesn´t use is Black tea and that´s because she doesnt like it...
Friday: Distrito Amigo!!!! Well, Zona Amiga! We had our whole zone go work in the branch SÃo TomÃ because the elders there left, and sisters are working there now. 1 american that doesn´t speak too well, and she´s training... With all the sisters joining the force now, if you´ve been here more than 2 transfers you´re training. The elders left with 0 progressing investigators, a broken cell phone and a dirty house... So we tried our best to get investigators for them and mark baptisms. Good luck to them.
Saturday: There was a training for all the missionaries and ward mission leaders in our stake but... WE don´t have a cell phone, and we didn´t have lunch with the other 2 so we didn´t find out about it until 9 when we got back and R. Ferreira and M. Nascimento told us. They also told us that it was a waste of time and some old guy from the stake gave a training on how to make contacts on the street... Something that we do... Alot.
It´s starting to get cold here at nights, and without heaters I´m looking forward to it! With all the people I´m living with being from the North East part of Brazil where the coldedst it gets is 70, I´m sleeping with just my jazz blanked while they´re completey covered with clothes and blakents. Well, what better way to celebrate than by sleeping on the roof right?:!?:!
Sunday We had church, a meeting with the presidencies in the ward, then we ha dinner with a family... We then got ready to sleep on the roof!!! IT only got down to 48, but the wind made it feel a little colder. We slept with a ton of clothes and blankets so it wasn´t too bad. Oh ya, yesterday for lunch we had a churrasco!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!!!!"
I love you all!! I hope this email was a little bit better than the last 2!
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