2 Nephi 22: 2,3

Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid; for the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song; he also has become my salvation. Therefore, with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation.

Monday, November 22, 2010

November 22, 2010 Gotta Laugh

Everybody! yeah! Rock your body! yeah! (Yes this is a Backstreet Boys reference.)

Well I marked 5 months on the mission Tuesday! Can you believe how quickly this is going? It was a great day because we got to take Severino and Angelo to the cartorio to get all their wedding stuff filed. They scheduled the wedding for the 30th of December so I might not be here to see it but tudo bem. I´ll be able to see them get sealed!

We had a crazy long service project this week in Res. Cocaia. The elder there have an investigator who is building a new house so we helped out. We installed two windows and a door. Guess how long it took? Seven Hours! Yeah, seven, that´s Brasil.

It was my first Zone Conference this week! It was so awesome. Pres. Jackson talked about the difference between Faith and Belief and it was really interesting. The jist of it is that Faith is belief plus action. Nossa que legal!

Remember our recent convert Nila? Well she has kinda gone crazy. I don´t know what happened but she is just super stressful to be around. She talks about E. Tibbs (my trainer who has gone home already) everyday and she is trying to raise money to get him to come back here and live with her. My reaction to stress is to have laugh attacks so when she was stressing us out we took her to a lesson and I could not stop laughing. It was so bad. She has gone off to the beach for the week so who nows what will happen when she gets back.

Irma Ieda and Irma Leda made us Pão de Mel (Honey Bread) this week! Oh my! So good! It´s a cake-like treat that is drenched in chocolate and filled with carmel! Ah! I have a store in house now! haha

We had another Baptism this week! We reactivated Shirley and she asked us to baptize her sons. This week we baptized Moises. He´s 10 so it counts as a convert baptism. Her other son is 8 so he´s not really a convert but he has asked me to baptize him so that will be coming up soon. He has to be interviewed by the Bishop so the baptism isn´t scheduled yet.

Sunday was the craziest day so far on the mission. We only had one person in church because Denis and Derrick´s dad had an emergency and Severino´s family is on vacation, it was actually a good thing. The relief society called us to talk about the lunch situation because we are only getting about two lunches per week. It was crazy. Some of the Irmas were crying, others were yelling, and we were just standing in the front while the Irmas fought. I taught Principles of the Gospel again and we talked about the Second Coming, it was great as usual. ;) Then Sacrament was about temples and lots of sacred stuff that isn´t supposed to be talked about was talked about. At night we had more crazyness because we had to meet up with the Elders of Cocaia but they were on a division with young men in the ward. E. Aguiar was with Carlos and Carlos went crazy! He was yelling at the people he was making contacts with and getting all up in their grills. We were already late so we had to leave him and then we sent the other young men to go get him. When things get crazy you just gotta laugh.

Love you all!
Elder MacLane Taggart

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