Monday, August 17, 2015

Making Families Eternal, One Baptism At a Time

Elder Hunt with some of his Brasilian friends
This week will mark one year in the field for Elder Hunt (after the CMT)

Acai for two

Monday-Tons of frango assado (roasted chicken), pull-ups, and Conheça Os Mormons (Meet the Mormons) hahaha, great day. Elder Alvis and I have too much fun together! Best comp!
Zone Itu

Tuesday-We had an awesome zone training! Today we let a bunch of awesome missionaries in our zone who usually never give trainings give trainings! We have two sisters in a zone called Porto Feliz, (or Happy Port) haha, who will be baptizing three weeks straight this next week. Generally Porto Feliz is a difficult area that hardly ever baptizes so we invited those two sisters to share with us what they are doing to have such good results! We also had two other great missionaries give trainings too! Great trainings!!! Fabulous!

Wednesday-President asked me to do a division with an Elder in our zone who wanted to go home to try and help him out. The division was fine, I did all I could, but in the end, the Elder went home :( 

Thursday-We did a lot of follow up like we do everyday. We are working a lot in Sao Judas and Aeroporto. 

Look at this cool bug!

Friday-Today was one of the best days in my mission :) We knocked a ton of doors today and we marked our baptismal interviews for later that evening. Our first 7 doors we knocked, people answered, and we marked baptismal dates with them! Every person accepted, it was great! :) 
During our door knocking, I was talking on the phone with one of the elders in our zone and out of nowhere, a 74 year old man opened his door and invited us in. He began thanking us and talking very well of us for leaving all we had in our homes to come teach and help him. He did that for about 10 minutes, then he stopped and for 10 more minutes he talked about how he went to church once and it was the best experience of his entire life- how he felt, how he was treated, everything. We then invited him to be baptized that Sunday, and he accepted without skipping a beat :) What an amazing man. 

That night 19 year old Amabile and her 17 year old sister Ana Flavia were interviewed. They have been in a huge fight for the past 8 months and finally through The Gospel of Jesus Christ they have been able to forgive one another. :)

Franklin, a recent convert is preparing to serve a mission.  
This is his One Direction tattoo.

Saturday-I went to Porto Feliz to do interviews for the sisters. I went with a recent convert of Morada Do Sol who is preparing to serve a mission. His name is Franklin, he is our buddy and we've done divisions with him before; he is an awesome fun guy. It’s him who had the 1D tat. 
Elder Alvis, David (new member), Elder Hunt
What handsome young men!

We also went with David to The "Tenda" which is like the Costco of Brasil and we bought all of our supplies for our Pday pizza making activity!

Andre on his baptism day

Sunday-We picked up Andre our miracle 74 year old! We brought him to church and to our surprise he is the relative of a very strong member of our ward. When the member saw him and found out he was going to be baptized, he cried and cried with joy!  After church, the member baptized his uncle Andre. 

Amabile on her baptism day

Amabile with her family 

Later that afternoon Amabile was baptized!!! :) It was amazing!!!!
The zone baptized 10 this week! And this will probably be my last week here in Itu, because next week are transfers! Next week we will see my fate! :)

P-day activity was to make homemade pizzas in a members special oven


Today we had a sick activity making pizza!  Loved it so much!!!

Elder Hunt

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