Monday, September 9, 2013

Wow, this week was... Something else. I can honestly say it was the wildest week of my mission. I´ll just give details about Friday and Saturday the other days weren´t too bad.

Well, tuesday Fátima had her interview and Elder J. Souza (DL) Said that she was perfect and even cried during the interview.

Wednesday no problems, we had our meeting with the leaders of the ward and marked everything for Saturday.

Thursday no problems.

Friday No problems, we confirmed everything, talked for a while and left at 9:30 everybody was smiling and happy. Perfect right? Well, after I took a shower I was playin chess with Elder Machado when they called, I figured it was nothing like always, but when I answered somebody was crying on the other side asking if we could come over (it was 10:30) (Vitória called, the yongest sister) I told her we couldn´t but asked what was happening. Didn´t understand alot through the cries and people screaming in the back. I just understood that people were arguing. (I won´t go into more details because, it´s sad.) I called back at about 11 to see if everything was okay and I talked with Fátima. She said that things had calmed down, but before she hung up she said that she wasn´t going to be baptized... Great right!?!?! Less that 24 hours before!

Saturday, woke up early, woke my comp up to tell him what happened but neither one of us were too worried. I didn´t sleep too much because of what happened but after praying and asking for help, I as able to at least rest. I left Elder Carlos sleeping knowing that we would need somebody running at a normal function. We woke up early (Oh it was September 7th this is independence day here: Random fact) got the baptismal font ready and everything organized, went to fix some lunch calander problems then went to talk with Letícia to see what happened. She told us the story and that was that. we then left to lunch, and came back after to talk with Fátima because she was working. Well, we talked a bit then asked her about the baptism. She said that she didn´t want to but still weren´t to nervous. We told her about Jesus and how when he was fasting for 40 days Satan tempted him knowing that if he succeeded it would change the world for the better. Then we talked about Joseph Smith and how Satan did the same thing in the sacred grove, knowing that if Joseph was able to pray it would change the world for the better. We told her that he was doing the same thing with her, becuase he knows that if she gets baptized it will permanently change her life for the better. Then we asked her if she was gonna let Satan win... She replied like this.
I won´t let him win! Whil slapping the floor. 

Well that made our day even crazier because it was 3, we had almost no time to run around and get stuff ready for the dinner after that we had promised... Well, once we got home we were just about ready to open the chicked to let it thaw when one more prayer was anwered. She called saying that it would be better to eat on Sunday... That was a blessing, gave us time to shower (Becuase it´s freaking hot again! People lied saying that the south is cold) and finish organizing. 

At 5:30 the baptism went well, the water was cold, and it took 3 tries, but in the end it happened. She told us that after changing out of the wet clothes that she felt a peaceful filling.  

Sunday was church, everything went well. I confirmed her, there was a childs baptism and we made dinner. In the end, everything worked out, it walway does.. Sometimes the enemy pushes, and pushes and pushes. But he doesn´t have any chance to win. He pushed me to the end this week, I´m exhaused but the week was a good one, I learned a lot and ended happy!

Bathroom I found

Saturday's baptism

Making juice for dinner

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