My new companion Sister Rodriguez is (in the little boy from Incredibles voice), “SO TOTALLY AWESOME!” Before I tell you about the week let me tell you about her. She’s from the DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, which means she’s maybe my companion who will be the easiest/closest for me to visit (after sister Martinez in Mexico). This week she completed one month in the mission. SHE IS WHITER THAN ME! (FIRST COMP EVER) AT LEAST FOR NOW, SINCE I HAVE MORE TIME THAN HER IN THE MISSION SUN… HA HA. She is fluent in English, and I am learning some Spanish as she learns more Portuguese! She is so excited to be in the mission and work hard and I love that. I have a lot to learn from her and with her.
We have been working to follow up with our investigators, and since last week had we had so many new investigators, that left us with a challenge for this week! Many of the people we found last week have already moved (4 of them) and one or two don’t want our visits anymore, but we were also able to find some awesome new investigators this week! What will help a lot is for them to come to church. BUT it was neat to see people with such need for the gospel, because we know that what we have will help them SO MUCH.
Stake conference was SO GOOD. Just so you know, Elder Nunes didn’t believe that Joaquim E Costa came, and bet us 1 liter of acai that he didn’t come so that should give you something to laugh about, ha ha, and I loved hearing him talk. But sadly, it was hard for members and especially investigators to come. So that was one mission scandal of the week.
WE HAD A BRANCH HALLOWEEK PARTY AND IT WAS AWESOME, AND ALSO, LIKE I SAID, A GENERAL AUTHORITY CAME AND SPOKE IN STAKE CONFERENCE! The spirit was so awesome during stake conferences, and I learned a lot from President and Sister Scholz’s talks.
I’m sending home pics from the week, and from Jessica’s baptism! She reminds us a lot of Luciana, and is so converted to the gospel. She was baptized in a little portable swimming pool that the church has for baptisms, which we cleaned and set up for Saturday.
Things have been flying by since things have been all happening at the same time. But I love being able to be a missionary, and I love my companion, and I love you all, but most of all I love the blessings of the gospel, and the Savior Jesus Christ.
This week I read 3 Nephi 17 which I LOVE. We WILL receive the blessings as we work to do our part, and look at ourselves how the lord does.
Love you guys!
Have faith have hope, live like his son, help others on their way. What does he ask? Live like his son!