Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Just Another Day As A Missionary

Monday- We went back to 25 de Março because Elder Nunes was looking to buy glasses and Burt was looking to get a new watch. It rained while we were there, but we ate a good lunch!

Elder Neto Lima and Elder Hunt

Elder Hunt and Elder Burt

Elder Dallto and Elder Hunt

Elder Hunt with Elder Marchant

Elder Kingler and Elder Reboucas with Elder Hunt

Marcus loves being with all of his fellow missionaries

Tuesday-We went to the transfer meeting and it was so nice to see all my good friends there! :) I love transfer meeting because President Farnes always motivates us SO much and I love seeing all the new missionaries arriving in the mission. One thing that will happen from now on is if a companionship baptizes all 6 weeks of the transfer, or baptizes the most in the whole mission, they win a ‘Desire Plate’ (like on a car.) I WANT TO WIN IT!

Wednesday-I did training on Lesson 5, which is about The Priesthood and temple work among other things. These are the treats that I brought to the meeting for my people.

We visited Hugo, trying to get him baptized on Saturday, but it depends upon if his family can make it or not, it just needs to be soon. We visited Michelle, but she’s not progressing anymore, she has an excuse every week not to go to church. She doesn’t want to get baptized, so we had to stop teaching her for now. Sad day, not a ton of success. 

Thursday-We cleaned our house like crazy today because it really needed it. We worked in a favella built into a steep hillside close to where Lia and Yazmin live. We worked super hard, it rained a ton and was very slippery, but none of the people we tried to contact wanted anything. :( 

We visited some recent converts in the night and then searched for a long time to find a man who was almost baptized a while ago, but it turns out that he just happened to join a different church a few days earlier...

Friday-We were given the opportunity to write the article for the mission newspaper. It was such a privilege because generally only Zone Leaders and the assistants get to write the articles. And especially because I LOVE writing too! It brought back some of my good newspaper memories. :)  Today was another rough day of not much success and a ton of rain.

Saturday-We had a really good lunch really far away at a member’s house. Then we did a division so I could go do an interview for the Sisters in Santana and so Nunes could go visit Hugo. Sister Morley and Sister K. Silva are also doing well. They have SO much faith! They called me to come do an interview for them for the following day, I asked who will be interviewed and the sisters said they weren’t sure yet, but that they would have a miracle and that they would have someone. The next day they had a man to be interviewed and he was baptized the following day; it was spectacular! 

Sunday-Hugo wasn’t baptized, but he went to church today. He was our only investigator at church despite our efforts with members.  We provided rides to pick up various investigators but no one wanted to go. :(
Elder Hunt with his companion, Elder Nunes

At lunch there was a return missionary of 3 years and he was super cool with his advice and stories. But Hugo's baptism had to be remarked for April 4 because he’s going to a music festival next week. 

That night we had a meeting with the ward leadership. This is the first one we have ever been invited to. Finally. This was the first step in improving our relationship with our ward. 

 We also got news that on May 3 an Apostle will come to visit the Sao Paulo North Stake, so that will be interesting. If I’m transferred I will not get to see him. 

This was a rough week :( but, everything starts in the mind; we will get back up and have a better week this week!

Elder Hunt

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