BBBBOOOMMMM DIA!!! Well this has been yet another eventful week! Just crazy after crazy but there has been a lot more of the good than the bad and that is what I really want to focus on!:)
Well, we have been transferred from Sao Mateus to Vitória. The new area is called Jardim da Penha. It is the richest area in the whole mission so the work is kinda slow but I need to be here. We have two new investigators, their names are, Regina (my new Brazilian Mom ;) and Fernanda, her daughter. On Friday Fernanda is getting baptized and really, really wants her mom to be baptized with her but mom has said no. But what is awesome is that Regina really is going to be baptized but wants it to be a surprise! So Friday after Fernanda gets ready, Regina is then going to get in Baptismal clothes and be baptized with her!!!! I am going to record it so it is going to be awesome!!! :):) They are great people and this is going to be so cool for them both!
We also have another investigator. His name is Edurado. He is a history teacher and really into the church!! Hopefully we can get him baptized in the next couple of weeks!!
I want to thank everyone for fasting for me and for your prayers! I go to the doctors tomorrow and hopefully will figure everything out. I really want to thank you so much for everything that you all have done to help and support me!
It is really hard writing this letter because we are so new to this area and we haven’t met many people yet. We don’t even know where the bishop lives. This week we are going with a member to visit all of the leadership in our ward and then we are going to start visiting members. This area is much better off than our last area so the people here aren’t quite as humble. I guess we are going to have to rely on part member families and getting the referrals from the members in order meet new people. It is going to be kind of hard but I know we can do it!!
Our ward mission leader is awesome! Not as good as Bro. Hillan ;) but he is good! He owns an English school (where they teach English) and a travel agency so he is pretty well off. We had our first correlation meeting with him and he is excited to try some new tactics on what we can do to try to get people excited about getting us as missionaries more people to teach!!:)
Last P-day we actually did do some pretty awesome things! First we went to Cleders house in Guriri around São Mateus and had Brazilian BBQ which would have been a lot better if I could have eaten it haha but we were able to spend the entire day with them. Then we were able to go to the beach which was like 2 seconds away from Cleders house!! And there is a Sea Turtle rescue mission thing there and it was closed but the kids and the Brazilian missionaries said it would be ok if we went in. So we went in and a guy came out yelling at us that he was going to call the cops and have us all arrested. Yep we would have been deported if he would have done that hahaha but everything turned out fine and the cops never showed up!
We spent all day Tuesday again traveling... Yeah that was fun... After these 2 years I NEVER want to see another bus again!!!! I hate them so much; you have no clue! Everything else has been going good! We finally have found a place here in Jardim da Penha that is free to email so that is a lot better than paying to email friends and family! Hopefully by next week we will have more people we are teaching to tell you all about :) Well the church is true and I love yall!!!!:):)