Monday, February 22, 2016

Pure Ministration

East Side Sorocaba

Monday-PF Changs, pizza, and Bop It

Tuesday-Early morning, bus to terminal Santana, Metro Santana to barra funda, Charter bus from barra funda 2 hours to Rodovia Sorocaba, taxi to our chapel in Barcelona for district meeting in style ;) 

We had an awesome district meeting that Elder Da Silva gave, then we had a great lunch and found new investigators all day long in the hot Sorocaba sun. Amidst the sweat, sunscreen, and burning sun, we found the family of Patricia, Matheus, Leticia, and Jordania, a family who had gone to church and taken the missionary lessons in the past. Their humility and warm personalities made a good match in accepting The Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Joao Romao, the area where Elder Hunt is working this week

Wednesday- Using a less active families list, we plowed through the heat in hopes of finding someone who hadn't been baptized yet, to in turn reactivate the family and baptize more. We didn't find many fruits, but that didn't dampen our spirits because the Lord continued to bless us with his elects.

Also, FELIZ ANIVERSARIO to my sister Elisabeth!!! :) <3 

Elder Hunt and Elder Messick

Thursday-Today we divided with the zone leaders from Zona Trujillo, another zone in Sorocaba. I stayed with my old comp Elder Messick in our area of Barcelona. Our lunch fell, so we had to eat something quick, we ate and began to work at 12:15pm. We worked and worked and worked through the heat until 9:30pm. By the end of the day, we had taught over 30 lessons and marked tons of baptismal dates, a good long day of work!

Also, the Bis chocolate game was a big hit among our investigators, it was just bad because the hot sun melted the Bis in our bags, but that didn't stop anyone from playing!

Friday-Friday morning Messick woke up with a bad ear infection, so we finished the division and he went to the hospital. We had an excellent lunch with a very fun family in the ward :) 

After lunch we met up with Da Silva and his son Elder CastaƱeda to do a division with them. :) Once again I stayed in our area and we did tons of interviews and in the night hosted soccer at the church.

Saturday-We finished the division and used the day following up with all our investigators for church and their baptisms the next day! 

Matheus on his baptism day

Kawani and Gabriella on their baptism day

Sunday-Today was my 20th birthday, but more importantly, 4 people were baptized! First was Matheus, then Kawani and her sister Gabriella, then we had a great lunch where the Irma made me a key lime pie! MY absolute favorite!!! :) It was so special and great! :)

This wonderful family made Elder Hunt a key lime pie for his birthday!
It's his favorite!

Then we took the long journey back to the mission office. We arrived and shortly after I went and interviewed a former investigator of mine named Julio. 

After over one year visiting the church, we resolved his doubts and he was baptized that night. His best friend Gustavo who is leaving for his mission on Wednesday of this week baptized him, what a great and amazing experience! :) 

Elder Hunt

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