|Sao Paulo Temple with my companion Elder Caldas|
Well we're headed into the last week of the transfer but it's pretty much a done deal that I'll stay here with Elder Caldas and break my transfers streak of being transferred every time. It has been a great few weeks, we've been really blessed in this area. The Lord is truly hastening his work.
|Sao Paulo Temple: My comp; companionship that lives |
with us; Elder Faimalo (a samoan from Texas)
and Elder Friedrich (a Brazilian from Rio Grande do Sul)
|Lunch with President after the temple|
So I got to go the the São Paulo temple this week for the first time. It is a really beautiful place. It was cool to be there in a temple that is in the middle of such a huge city and go into a place that is so calm and quiet. It was fun as well because our zone got to go to an all-you-
can-eat Brazilian barbecue after with President because we won the competition last month between the Zones. Needless to say, 14 Elders just about made the place go broke haha. I also drank root beer for the first time in a year and a half because we found a place that sells it close by the temple.
|"Do you love your neighbor?"|
Well I think I mentioned last transfer a ward activity we put on in my other ward with a ton of desserts and such. It was so much fun that we decided to throw the same party here in this ward. It was a huge hit. It started off slow because everybody got there late but we played "Do you love your neighbor?" and everybody had a riot and then ate way to many desserts. We had the visitors be the judges and it was cool because they didn't know beforehand but they totally had the style to be judges on a tv show or something. It was a riot.
This week Isabel was baptized and it was really cool (as always). Several of her daughters and grand daughters went to support her. Her story is really special. She prayed a few weeks ago so that God would show her a path for her to follow and the next day she prayed again so that he would send an angel to guide her. Just a little while later we knocked on her door and she let us in very willingly. When we taught her about the Spirit and asked her when she had felt that way in her life she said "I felt it when my children were born, when God was by my side when my Husband went through cancer and I feel it right now, I know that God sent you guys here because I asked him to." It was truly a humbling experience. It was also an answer to our prayers because when we got here to open up the area we set some high goals and we had a special dedicatory prayer to accomplish those goals. In that prayer we asked the Lord to send angels to prepare the hearts of the people to receive us and our message and to give them clear answers to their prayers. There are truly many people in the whole world that are who "are only kept from the truth because they know not where to find it" (D&C 123:12)
Well as always, it was another great week to be a missionary. We played (American) Football today as well with some other companionships that live close to us at a turf field in front of their house which was a good time. It was quite the riot teaching the Brazilians all the rules but we had a goot time. It had been a long time since the last time I had "Turf Burn" but it feels good.
Have a great week!
See you soon!