This week has been a really busy week. Tuesday we started off with a special combined meeting of the Queluz and São João del Rei districts. We talked about the things that were discussed in the Leadership meeting about our purpose, how to work, and how to have more results. It was a great meeting and then we had a division with Elder Cordeiro and Elder Lopes. I went with Elder Lopes and we had a ton of appointments, but the afternoon appointments fell through. Luckily there were tons of people to visit and we met a man called William Dias. He was an ex-investigator that was almost baptized. As we arrived there he started telling us about priesthood power and that when he went to the church the first time he felt the difference. We marked a baptism date with him and invited him to church. Then that night we had a Family Home Evening with the Stake President. We showed the old Good Samaritan video and then how it would be in our days. It went really well.
Wednesday we visited lots of people by car with Douglass. It went really well and we taught William Dias about the Book of Mormon. He liked it a lot and said that he would read. That night we had English class as well. We taught them how to pray in English which was cool.
Thursday was the baptismal interview of Kauani and Isabela. They passed, but were a little hesitant about asking their mom to sign to authorize their baptism. So we did a few practices to give them more confidence and said we would return the next day to see how it went. We did splits with 3 members: Italo, Vinicious, and Helemã. We got drenched and the umbrella that I had didn't do anything because there was a ton of wind, but it was good.
Saturday started off rough learning that Kauani and Isabela´s mom wouldn't sign the paper just yet. She wanted them to talk with a few people first and for them to prepare more. We are going to work with them this whole week for them to be baptized this Saturday. We just hope that we can help their mom see how being baptized will be a blessing for them.
Sunday we had the miracle of having 10 investigators at the church. The assistants gave the challenge for all Zone Leaders to have 10 and we worked a ton to get 10. We had to bring Mike and Maxson to church and when we showed up there were only 4 investigators there. We had fasted and prayed every day that we could have 10 there and we had confirmed with 17 people. As the meeting continued more and more investigators started to show up and as the last 5 minutes of sacrament wound down the 10th entered the church. Lots of people that we had invited didn't show up, but we worked for the 10 and 10 were there!! The last 2 were people that said they just felt the desire to enter the church and so they entered. I know that when we ask, do our part, and trust in the Lord he works miracles.
Until next week.
1. BYU registration for classes is in June. There is a hold on your account until you get a new ecclesiastical endorsement. I am told that you would get this from your Mission President some time in the next couple months so the hold can be lifted. Start looking into it and I don't know if you have to request a form or if the MP would have it.
That´s good to know. I am sure in my next interview with Pres. Lacerda I can ask him about it.
4. Did you get any letters in the mail at the leadership training? We don't write a ton of letters, but we have written letters and mailed them and we never know if they get there.
I didnt get any at the lidership meeting no. I think they just brought the packages that people recieved there. If there is something there i will get it this week because we have divisions with the assistants tot he pres. in Juiz de Fora this week.
5. Are you writing in your journal at all? (Nag, nag)
I am writing in my journal 1-2 times per week right now. Better than I was doing. Thanks for the reminder!