|Sister Cavalcanti and Sister Moore in Santa Rita, Brazil|
Querida família,I get to stay in Santa Rita with Sister Cavalcanti and the majority of my companions are going home tomorrow; Sister Seal, Sciammarella and Sister Johnson. Three awesome missionaries.
A is going to bet baptized on Sunday! We´re still working with his mom who hasn´t gone to church yet, and it seems a little like she might be running from us now... just gotta grab my running shoes and baptize these families. But A is reading the Book of Mormon and circling things he doesn´t understand. We explained the restoration in terms of soccer; God is the coach, the prophet is the captain, the players are the apostles and the ball is the priesthood. It´s working out great and the analogy is even working for explaining the commandments.
I lost my voice this week which was awful and EVERYONE is telling me all the different things I need to do and medicine I need to take and how I can´t work in the sun and I need to go home and not to go in the rain. It´s a Brasilian thing... But I can talk again, it´s just a little like a boy going through puberty. Crying repentance is hard on the voice I guess ;)
Keep praying for J... we´re not quite sure what happened yet with him but he didn´t go to church and might not be telling the truth. His sister is a pastor and lives on the same street but that didn´t seem to be making a difference.
But it´s all good. The church is true. When people choose to stop progressing, you don´t lose anything, only they do. I know Jesus Christ is at the center of missionary work. He goes before us and shows us the way. Just remember Him. I know the atonement is real whether we accept it fully or not. I love my Savior.
I love you all so much! Have a great week!Com todo meu coração,