This week was a roller coaster, but all ended really well and we baptized C and her three youngest kids, R, R and R. Her husband R has some issue with baptism that we still can´t figure out because he won´t really talk to us other than to say ´´I don´t want to be baptized. That church is different than the other ones´´. He even agreed to go to the interview and talked to our zone leader for two whole hours. He still just doesn´t want to, even though he read the Book of Mormon, prayed, got an answer, prayed about the baptism, God told him he was ready. We´ll just have to figure him out this week and throw him in the water.. But other than that going to the interview with them was a great experience. While he was in the interview, we stayed outside and kicked around a soccer ball with C and her kids. When we got tired we just sat talking with her about her interview and I just felt like a part of her family in that moment, just having a calm moment in front of the church. The baptism was great and the ward is receiving them really well.
On the way back we ran into A and L AGAIN who had disappeared so we hadn´t even gotten to talk to them that week. It was a miracle because if we hadn´t run into them they wouldn´t have gone to church the next day. They loved the meetings and the baptism and payed attention to everything. Afterwards we went to answer their questions about church and follow up. They have actually been reading the scriptures and praying and have decided to live the law of chastity! They still aren´t super decided yet but we marked their baptism for this Sunday. I seriously love them, I feel like they´re a brother and sister to me and one of the only investigators I´ve had that I just want to stay in their house chatting. It´s so good to really have trust like that with your investigators and to see that they´ve been changing. I can see A as an Elder´s Quorum President and Bishop someday. Pray for them!!
As for I and K, some drama went down with the youth and K´s mad at everyone and says she wants to stay in the church she was in before. It´s so sad because she really did receive an answer that the Book of Mormon is true and was more excited than I to be baptized, but when you´re 13, you forget all that really quickly. I at least still wants to be baptized but there was also some drama there and in the end she wasn´t baptized yesterday because she was SLEEPING. Kids these days.
Pray for these people and for us to find some more of the Lord´s elect this week. But things are going great which means I´ll probably be transferred. Transfers are indeed next week. Time goes by so fast it doesn´t make sense.
Sounds like you always get to do really cool things on your mission. I want to hear Elder Holland talk in the Sacred Grove. I´ve always wanted an apostle to come to this mission.. Have you guys seen the video the church made about missionary work in Brazil that has Elder Anderson and Elder Nelson in it? They´re in Fortaleza which is really similar to here and I think you can find that video on the church website.
You knew I sang ´´I Come to Him?´´ in the MTC with two other sisters in my district right? I love that song. I sang ´´This is the Christ´´ at the baptism yesterday, which I found in portuguese this week in an old Liahona.
Have a great week! Make miracles happen! The church is true!! I love you all so much.
Abraços e beijinhos,