Random Thought: Playing solitaire with real cards isn't as fun because the cards don't do that cool bouncy thing when you win.
Great week! Not a ton happened but what did happen was great!
Wednesday morning we did some service with one of our awesome investigators Edilson! He is 20 and he is getting married in January so he is getting a house ready for him and his wife to be. So we showed up in the morning and he showed us around. I have to say that this was the first time I truly thought about living in Brazil. His house isn't huge but for he and his wife, it'll be great. The back yard has all kinds of fruit, oranges, star fruit, abuticaba, limes, mango, graviola, ect. So it was way cool. The plot of land is right on the river too so he can go fishing any time he wants! I even was kind of jealous.
Wednesdays we have been having English, guitar and piano classes! Not a ton of people come but it is really fun to teach. Elder Grantham teaches Guitar and Elder Bresciano teaches piano. Since Elder Shuss and I don't play either so we teach English. It's weird because you end up learning a lot about your own language too.There's a young man who has showed up every single time now and he asked me,"when will I be able to speak these phrases without looking at the paper?" I told him that if he practices everyday it'll be about three weeks. He looked shocked and was really excited about it.
The next day our zone leaders came over from Campo Grande to do divisions with us. Now this was the first time I had seen either of them so I didn't know what to expect. I ended up doing divisions with Elder Furrar. It was weird because I always thought he was Brazilian because of his name but he is American and VERY white and has blonde super curly hair! People here say that's what angels look like so a lot of people call him an angel. The divisions were awesome and the zone leaders brought the cool weather and rain! It has been on and off since Thursday but right now it is raining and has been all day! I love the rain!!
SUNDAY!!! Wooo! We had three more baptisms and the other dupla in our district had two! We are super excited about all this because all the other missionaries told us that it would be super hard and that this area was dead, but we are putting everything we have into it and we are seeing results!! Two of the baptisms were the parents of a family and we should be baptizing three of their kids here pretty soon! Pray for these kids.
Com muito amor,
Elder Roman Laws