Thursday, October 22, 2015

Back to Brasilândia

Thursday-We did a division with the zone leaders of Barueri! I stayed in our area of Cantareira and Elder Rebouças went to Barueri. I stayed with Elder Felix, who I unfortunately didn’t get a picture of! But he is a very small Brasilian recent convert with a big personality! He is a great leader and missionary and I loved being able to work with him. I learned more about his life and how he is the only member of the church from his family and was baptized secretly only a little over a year before he left on his mission!  We found tons of new and marked a ton of dates!

Friday-Two friendly quick baptismal interviews for the sisters turned into six interviews and not a foot in our area the entire day, go figure lol. That night we ended the division with Elder Felix and Barueri.
Sao Paulo Temple

Saturday-We went to the temple to go watch a temple sealing of a family Elder Rebouças baptized earlier in his mission! IT WAS SO SPECIAL! It was my first time seeing a temple sealing! 

Elder Hunt in front of his Great Grandpa's former home when he served as the Area President over South America and was in charge of building the Sao Paulo Temple

And because we were close by, we stopped by the Sao Paulo West mission office, which was Grandpa Faust's old house. It was really funny, we talked to the Assistants from Sao Paulo West and they asked us for all our tips and everything they could to find out what we do to baptize so much in our mission. The numbers came out and officially Brasil Sao Paulo North is number 1 for baptisms in the entire country of Brasil!   

This quote about Grandpa is labeled as a "historical event" in the history of Brasil Sao Paqulo North

Also, Grandpa's house soon will be made a historical church and history site in the city of Sao Paulo, how cool!  We followed up with all our investigators for their baptisms the next day! 
Fernando and his family on their baptism day

Sunday-We baptized 5 people today! 4 sisters and a man named Fernando! It was super amazing! 

Monday-Picked up numbers, followed up with the zones, ate Chinese food with President and then had a meeting with him! President Farnes is AMAZING! From what was going on in the mission, it was decided that we would go to Brasilândia that night! So we did! (My first area)
Elder Hunt with Elder Medina and Elder Quero

Tuesday-We had an awesome zone training done BY THE MARVELOUS MEDINA AND QUERO my favorite Chileans -haha. We worked all day in Brasiliandia! It was so strange to be back! Great day!
Materials for their Zone Training

Wednesday-We woke up early and bought bus tickets to Sorocaba! We went to go help out Elder Galvao and Patterson in Barcelona, Sorocaba! Another great tiring day! 
This street is called 'Beautiful'

Thursday-We met up with President Farnes who was doing interviews in Sorocaba and he gave us a ride back home to the capital and we had another meeting on the drive home.
Elder Hunt was able to meet some of the members he baptized in his first area on a division this week.  

Elder Hunt with Kleber 

Elder Hunt with Carlos and Zilda from Brasilândia!

The Elders from Brasilândia

We most likely will be going on another division somewhere tomorrow. I’m super tired and have worn the same clothes since Monday. This new Assistant to the President responsibility is making me grow and learn a ton! I’ve never been happier! :) Amo vocês! 

Elder Hunt


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