Monday, February 27, 2012


This week was a pretty tough week, but in the end had good results.
At the begining of the week I did a division with Elder Matos from
Manaus (The Amazon). It was good. He is way cool.
I have been studying a bit about Paul lately in the book of Acts.
There are a lot of cool stories. It makes me like our last name even more.
Friday was a tiring day. I was just really tired, mentally and
physically. It has almost been a year since I have been in the leadership
position of Zone leader or assistant. It is a lot of weight.
Then that night Alexandre , Luciana, and Milton (who Alexandre
baptized after I left the area) called me from Elder Menk's phone. They
are doing way good. It made me really happy. Alexandre is secretary in
the Elders Quorum now and they both went up to the Young Men's/Young
Women's camp to help out there and supervise stuff, sweet huh?! Milton
is also doing really well. He said that the church had giving him a
new life.

Sunday was good. We had 6 investigators at sacrament meeting. Four of the
six were men (that is really good).
Two of these men have great potential to be baptized next month.

One of these men is Ricardo. We just did a street contact with him and
he said that he had seen the movie "The Other side of Heaven", and had
like it a lot. We gave him a pamphlet, and invited him to church, and
got his phone number to schedule a visit. We saw him again on
Saturday, and he waved and said, "See you guys tomorrow at 8:30!" And
he came to church. He loved church, and then afterward when I marked
with him to teach him he said he had read the pamphlet, and wanted us
to tell him much more about the Book of Mormon and Joseph Smith. He
said that he felt it was right. We marked for Wednesday. Today he
called and asked if we could mark sooner, for today or Tuesday. So we
did. Then he asked if he could meet us somewhere to get more materials
to study from us. I said we did, and he asked where we were and such,
we met up, and gave him the other pamphlets, and the Book of Mormon. He
commented that he had been studying about the apostasy using the
scriptures from the bible that are in the pamphlet and stuff. Wow. I
believe we will be able to baptize him quickly. He seems very elect.

The other man that came that can be baptized soon is Aldair. He and
his wife are the owners of a restaurant that is on the campus of the
URI, the university here in the city. His wife didn't come because a
visit showed up at their house, but he came anyway, and said that next
week he wants to bring the whole family.

So I'm pretty excited about these people. This week will be excellent!

Até mais!

*Mother's note: This week he entitled his email 'Carnaval' and then preceded to say absolutely nothing about it - so I thought I would do the same!*

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