Mais uma semana incrível aqui no Brasil!
In the beginning of the week we had an awesome family home evening at Ana Paula´s house with her family. She made us some big steaks with french fries to thank us for helping them moving houses. We helped her 20 year old son Lucas go back to church since he hasn’t been in 10 years, he has been back for two weeks now and is a stud! Big ole awesome dude.
We went on some trades this week, Elder Batista and I went to Samambaia to do exchanges with the elders there. I went with Elder Knight and Batista went with Elder Lucas. The trade went really well! We were able to mark some baptism dates and see how the work is doing there. Samambaia is an awesome area! It was the first time I had passed through and meant some awesome people. Really good experience!!
On Saturday we went to visit a man named Eric in the hospital. He lives in city 3 hours away from Brasilia. Him and his family are being taught by the missionaries up there and he has been to church a few times. There wasn’t a good hospital there and he got super sick and needs a transplant so he is stayin at the hospital in Brasilia. Hospital visits are always humbling experiences. Seeing the smiles on people’s faces who have already been through much difficulties, struggles and are suffering really hits the heart. We walked in and could tell Eric was happy to see us. He was hooked up to oxygen since he was having some trouble breathing and was sharing a room with several other guys. We got to know him and even with nurses and doctors running around were able to teach him about the Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and give him a Book of Mormon to read and find out for himself if it is true. He accepted our invite to give him a priesthood blessing after the lesson and the spirit was really strong in the room. Full of peace. We are gonna try to visit Eric frequently, especially since he has no one with him. All of his family is back home and can’t make it down until later next week. We will try to get the ward members involved so he can get several weekly visits. Saturday night, there was a ward party, "Festa de Juninha". It was a blast and the members took a toonnnn of their non member friends which was great!!! Asa Sul is such a great place!
This week on Tuesday we will have a mission council with the zone leaders and the sister training leaders with President Lundgren. It will be good and we will then plan the mission conference training based on it.
I love y'all!!! have a great week!!
|Painting we had made of all the office Elders and Red, |
not sure why he isn't smiling in this pic :)
|Family Home Evening at Ana Paula's, she made big steaks and french fries!|
|Elder Lucas, Me and Elder Knight in Samambaia|
|Lunch in Samambaia|
|With one of my favorite families, Brother and Sister Casado and their son Juninho|
|Pic from awhile back of me trying to play the guitar|
|Drinking hot chocolate at the new Dunkin Donuts to warm up since |
it's winter here. Don't we look freezing haha
|One day for lunch the family going to feed us gave us money |
instead so we hit it up big at American Prime Steakhouse!