Little Victories Every Day
Monday-Normal day because our P day was switched to Tuesday because of the temple!
Tuesday-What a great day, every time I go to the temple I learn and love more and more! :) After, we ate lunch at a churrascaria! Só na proteína with a good ole root beer from Desert.
275 eggs for less than $10
That night, our bishop went out with us to our lessons, it was great for him to be able get to know our investigators and recent converts.
Elder Bisbo, the first Elder that Marcus has trained as a new missionary
Wednesday-Today was the day, the day I became a father...
Some complications happened involving some missionaries having to go home. Their companions were what we call "Curto Prazos" like normal teenagers from our mission who do a "mini mission." The 2 curto prazos had such a bad time with these other 2 missionaries who had to go home that they didn't want to stay on their mini missions anymore, so President Farnes called them and told them to give it just one more week and told them that he would put them with us, Elder Messick and I.
Elder Bisbo and Elder Hunt
Capribaras- the largest rodents in the world. Native to South America
So that is what happened, I got Elder Bispo (who is from Engenho Novo, his own ward- lol) and Messick got Elder Oliveira from another ward close by. We now became Zone Leaders/Trainers haha, so cool! I was so excited!
Elder Bispo and I went to town! TONS of news, lessons, dates, and best of all, we marked baptismal dates with 4 people in Cristina's family (the same family of Wesley, William, and Emily the dog!) for Saturday!
Thursday-District meeting, Elder Messick and I designed and planned a super detailed zone training which involved getting a bucket of water with a hole in the bottom, to the other side of the room with all the water...it failed miserably, but fortunately noone even noticed and we quickly changed the lesson and whole point of the training and it worked out smoothly. Great powerful lessons and follow up as well.
Taking Care of Business
Having a little fun
Friday-Today was the day. I did the most detailed planning session of my life, and looking back on this day, it made a huge difference on what happened the next day.
We went and bought a super expensive cake, 50 blue balloons, candles, and Styrofoam letters "Baptize." Elder Bispo and I ended up throwing a little surprise party for Cristina, Thayane, Erick, and Alyson! It was a huge success; it literally went perfectly! :)
Thayne, Alyson, Cristina, and Erick on their baptism day
Saturday-We woke up at 5am to get everything organized and ready for the baptism which happened at 7:30am. It was a beautiful baptismal service, the Spirit was very strong and all 4 of us baptized, Messick, Oliveira, Filhão, and I, their first baptisms in the field! So amazing, so satisfying, and this family is literally among my favorite and most beloved on this earth. I love these people.
That afternoon we went and bought them a frame and printed their baptismal picture, they loved it :)
Sunday-All the confirmations, a good lunch, lessons and that night a member made us American chili! It was such a treat!
50 oranges for $2.50
Brasil on a Sunday for you!
Food from Sam's Club
Monday-This morning a member took us to Sam's Club! I know, Sam's Club!!! We got some treats ;) then after we went with some members, and our recent converts from Cristina's family and we played football! So much fun!
P-day game of American Football
This was a great, amazing week! I learned and grew with new responsibly as a trainer (father), the zone baptized 12, I baptized my favorite family here on the mission, and everything is great! :)
Allan, who is from Cidade Nova in Zone Itu who is a really good friend of Elder Hunt's, came to visit before he leaves for his mission!
Transfer calls are coming this next week, let's see what destiny has in store. Also we have until Wednesday to have 6 more baptisms as a zone to break the mission record, LET'S GO!!!!!!!!!!