Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Down to One Companionship In Cachoreihna

Bowling with Hugo

Monday-We wanted to have an awesome p-day, so we decided to go with Hugo to a mall to go bowling! We looked in the rule book about things to do on p day and we couldn’t find anything that said we couldn’t, so we went and it was awesome! 

Elder Hunt is the second H on the board- He won!

I won the last game too! Lol! Then after we had burgers and milkshakes at an American 1950’s styled burger place, it was great! :)

Elders Hunt and Nunes with Hugo at the 1950's American restaurant on P-day

Tuesday-District meeting; I gave a training on getting more investigators to church, it was good. After we did a division with the zone leaders. 

Elder Hunt with Elder Della Piana, their new Zone Leader

Elder Della Piana is GREAT!

I went to the area Parada Pinto with our new lone leader Elder Della Piana who is from Maine and is awesome!!! We had so much success and it was a day full of miracles and it really helped me get my excitement and animation back! :)

Wednesday-Today I did a division with Cachoreinha 1, Elder Ellis and Cerantonio. I went with Cerantonio to visit their investigators and to animate and motivate. We did a little competition between us, whoever found the most new investigators and marked the most baptismal dates wins. 

Elder Ellis, from Provo, Utah

After a hard, hard awesome day of work, we limped and staggered into the door with having found 24 new investigators and 8 baptismal dates, WE HAD WON! :)

 The two sets of missionaries in the house in Cachoreihna, until the end of this week

Thursday-We got a ton of great work done before lunch, had a good lunch, and then started a good day of work. We were both super tired from killing it the day before, but we still had an all right day. Also, that night we had a meeting with our Bishop so we can try to get things better with us and the ward. The Bishop was very humble and was very open with us and with how he really wanted to help and get things better. :) I could feel the sincerity and I really appreciated his meeting with us. 

Friday-We planned, had lunch then found more novos and taught lessons. But unfortunately we got some very bad news. We found out that some things had happened in the mission and Elders Ellis and Cerantonio would have to be transferred to different areas in the mission (don’t worry, they didn’t do anything wrong.) This leaves Elder Nunes and I in Cachorienha in our house, in the area, in the ward. I’ve always lived with 4 people, in my almost 9 months on the mission. Having just one companionship is way more lonely and difficult. We also tried that night help a member move to improve our relationship with the ward.

At a Zone Activity

"Elder Anderson, my Bud!"

Saturday-In the morning we did an awesome zone activity where the zone met at terminal Cachoreinha and we handed out tons of old Ensign magazines of the church, we made contacts, taught, and took addresses. Then we did another division. I went with Elder Ellis to do various interviews. Elder Nunes went with Cerantonio to meet all of their investigators because we will take over teaching them.

This is one of the BEST BOOKS EVER!

I did an interview in Imirim with a 22 year old woman who was amazing, she knew so much of how God works and she was so in tune with the Spirit. It was great! After, we went to Santana and we helped some of the sisters there with a baptism. I interviewed a 70 year old man who was very knowledgeable and believed in everything: Joseph Smith, Book Of Mormon, everything. It was interesting. 

My last pair of good shoes are GREAT

Sunday-We worked super, super hard all week, tried our very best, and in the end we did not have a baptism and we didn’t even have one investigator at church. We tried to pick them all up with cars and everything, but nothing went right. We were sad.

For lunch we ate an amazing, huge, 10-layered lasagna! :) That night the other Elders left, leaving just Nunes and me here in the house.
Downtown Sao Paulo

Downtown Sao Paulo

Monday-We had an awesome p day. We went into the center of Sao Paulo and saw some really cool things; it was so nice to get out :)

A lady in our ward made all of the missionaries a chocolate Brasilian Easter Egg!  It was so nice of her!

This week I promise will be a blessed, miracle-filled week, you will all see :)

                          General Conference and Easter! :)

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