Wow it was sure great to talk to the family yesterday, from their responses it seemed as though they understood my broken English. I bet it will be even less possible to communicate when Christmas comes around. I'm at the same point with a few of the other American missionaries where we still don't feel completely fluent in Portuguese and we never quite trade completely into English so it's just a mixed bowl of confusion in our heads.
|House we meet in for Church on Sunday|
Anyways the rest of the week was pretty great too. (I think I say that every week) My life is currently super stressful but super rewarding. We've been visiting a lot of Former Investigators lately. This week we went to one house and the Sister of the person we were looking for answered and said he would be home the next day. When we went back his mom tried to say that he had left and we explained a little bit more to her our purpose as missionaries. When we said "We'll be back another day" she asked "Where are you going now" and we explained we'd try someone else and she said "just a second" and went into the house. When she came back she explained that her son actually was home but she didn't want to wake him up. He came to the door and was super excited to see us and asked if we could teach him in the Chapel since his Mom wasn't interested and we went there, had a good lesson and after he brought us to his friends house and we taught his friend too. They said they quit going to church because the missionaries they knew left and that they marked a baptismal date but weren't baptized because the missionaries left. It was pretty sweet to see the big change from walking away from a door because of a lame excuse to meeting these guys that seem to have a lot of interest.
We found out yesterday that are ward has to stay above an attendence of 80 people every sunday for the construction of the new chapel to continue. We're working hard to keep building Zion while the workers get the chapel ready for us to fill.
Love you Guys,