Monday, January 11, 2016

Love, Serve, Elevate

Monday-Regular Monday stuff, numbers, meeting with President, lunch, and a bit of sleep.

Tuesday-Today we had to plan to do A TON of stuff for the week. We very rarely work in the office, but today was filled with power points, slide shows, numbers, and statistics.

Elder Hunt with new missionaries

That night all of the missionaries who have one transfer in the field and their trainers came to spend the night for the training the next day.

Wednesday-We split up into two groups with two APs in each group. Elder Da Silva and I took the group of new missionaries in the van to President's house and Elder Felix and Flores stayed in the office to train the trainers.

Great day! :) I gave training on resilience, which is much like determination. I used an audio clip of when Buster Douglas became the first man to knock out Mike Tyson, along with other scriptures and quotes such as- "Perseverance is demonstrated by those who keep going when the going gets tough, who don’t give up even when others say, “It can’t be done.”-James E. Faust. We also talked a lot about our "whys" of being on the mission, it was a very powerful training and the spirit was very strong, great, great day. 

Thursday-Today we had leadership counsel in Barueri, a good two hours by train and bus at 5am. We talked about a lot of new things and passed a ton of new information. It went well. 

That afternoon we returned to our area and we did a division with Elder Messick(my old comp) and Elder A Souza in our area because Elder Messick and other missionaries such as Elder Alvis ;) had to go to the police station the next day very early in the morning to renew their American visas. Awesome day! :)

Friday-WE found tons of new investigators today!!! We started working in another huge favela that we found close to where we were already working. We found tons of great people who The Lord has prepared to accept his message. The time is right, and the time is now! :) 

Elder Barros from Africa with Elder Hunt

Saturday-We did a division and stayed in our area with Elder Barros from Africa to do interviews! :) Another great day of hard work! 

Cynthia, Cristian, Rodini, and Anderson with Elder Hunt on their baptism day

Sunday-Today we had the baptism of brothers 19 year old Cristian and his little brother Rodini. Their mother just wasn’t baptized with them because it was that time of the month and she didn't want to get in the water. Also, Cynthia and Anderson were baptized! Cynthia is super elect! She lives close to the church and has changed so much in such a short time due to the miracle which is The Gospel Of Christ :) 

Happy Birthday Elder Flores!

Amazing day, and to make it better, it was also, Elder Flores' 22nd birthday!!! :) Tambien, estoy aprendiendo espaƱol con el, muy bien!!! :) 

The Assistants

A cool shot

This was a great week, the mission also did better with 63 baptisms in the week, but much more is yet to come! :) 

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