Boa tarde everyone!
This week was another one of those weeks that flew by. There is so much to do in so little time. On the bright side were starting to cut our inventory down so we can focus on certain people now which is good. On the down side, I still can’t get our members to work with us…
It was a good week though!!! One of our investigators named Brother N got baptized so that was cool Oddly enough we weren’t even planning on baptizing him last week. We went to go teach him the first lesson on Thursday and when we got there we realized he already had almost all the lessons because he was always there when we taught his girlfriend. He had been keeping all the commandments, and he had been going to church. After the first lesson he asked to be baptized that Saturday. We were just like… “Well… I don’t see why not…” That baptism literally fell into our hands. This is not to say its usually that easy. We have a few baptisms planned for this Saturday that will hopefully go through.
On Friday I hit my 6 month mark on the mission. So hard to believe! My companion and I came in from the MTC together which means we both celebrated. I made a cake that said 1/3 on it and we attempted to each eat 1/3 of the cake. It didn’t happen but it was good.
This morning Sister Willey and I went to a salon and painted our toes. The lady doing them painted a Cabo Verde flag on my toes. sweeeeeet. Pedicures here are less than $2. Ill be doing that more often.
So anyway, Theres not too much to report this week. I love you all and pray for you!
So this morning we had a zone activity where we went to a national park and hiked up a mountain. It was way fun! I got a good work out. The view was of course, amazing. There were pine trees!!! I was tempted to go cut one down and take it home for a Christmas tree. The whole mountain was covered in all kinds of plants trees. I have an awesome zone. We discussed which Lord of the Rings movies was the best and what the next Hobbit movie will have in it.
Our investigator Gilica was baptized on Saturday which was really awesome. She brought her boyfriend and were going to start teaching him this week. Anyway, the day after her baptism in church she was called to be the Relief Society president. WHAT. poor girl. She’s only been to church like 3 times hahaha. That’s not too uncommon right now cause our poor ward was just split and we lost a lot of our strong members.
This area is SO much work but I love it. There are so many ready people here and we really need more missionaries here. It’s just me and Sister Willey in all of Tarrafal. oh! apparently were having someone from America come to tarrafal to find a place to build a chapel! WOOOOO! We just have church in a rented building right now so a chapel would be SO cool.
I attatched some pictures of our hike today and Gilicas baptism. Enjoy!
love you all!
Well another week flew by and I feel like I just wrote you all yesterday! weird. The work is still progressing and I’m still working really hard.
- We had 10 investigators in church this week which was awesome.
- We didn’t have a ton of lessons this week like last week because we had zone conference. But we found 10 new investigators and we now have… maybe over 35 investigators. I don’t know, we have a lot.
- We had a baptism on saturday. His name is Braima and he’s from…. Guine Bissau… I don’t know how to spell that. But he was the one that almost got baptized until he told us he doesn’t believe in God or Christ. So I started from the beginning and taught him about the creation and super basic christian beliefs then worked my way up the normal lessons. It was a LOT of work. I found him like 3 months ago in my first transfer. So that was cool!
I’m still in a tripla and our new addition Sister Horlacher cracks me up. We were waiting for a member to meet us to teach and she started teaching some cows that were chilling next to us. Seeing that the cows weren’t receiving the commandments really well I helped her out and told the cows they shouldn’t be so lazy. As we were standing there preaching to these cows we look over and there was a man watching us from his window cracking up. hahaha oops.
que mais… (what else…)
oh man! it finally happened. I was invited over to our bishops house for lunch and was served…. a giant. heaping. plate. of fish and beans. and I ate that sucker like a champion. Then had seconds. It was rough but I survived.
well thats all I have for you all this week. Enjoy some pictures of the ocean!