Monday, January 31, 2011
This week was pretty great! It all started Tuesday with our activity that we put together for our investigators. It was a trivia game that involved throwing a pie in the face of the person who lost. It was so stressful at first because the bishop bought straight cream so we couldn´t us it. Then the only people that showed up on time were our investigators so it was awkward central for a bit. But we sent the bishop to buy shaving cream and a bunch of people showed up. It turned out great and our investigators loved it! The last round was me vs. Elder Alves de Oliveira, and I won but he threw the pie in my face anyway so we both got uma torta na cara.
I also had a companion exchange this week with our District Leader Elder Vidmar. It was way fun to speak English all day with him and talk to someone that understands American life.
It also hailed this week. I know that´s not too spectacular but tell that to my companion. Elder Alves de Oliveira is from the north of Brasil so he´s never seen hail. We were in the middle of a lesson and the kids started yelling and he ran outside and was freaking out. It was so funny. He said it was one of his life goals to see hail. He called a bunch of people and had me take a bunch of pics of him.
We also had a baptism this week! Felipe is a rockstar and successfully stopped smoking and drinking coffee in one week. The baptism was great. We sang 'The Lord is my Sheperd' and I made brownies. Chocolate is freakin expensive here so I spent a little bit of cash to do it. I got to confirm Felipe on Sunday.
We have another awesome investigator named Valdo. He was just a normal street contact but he is amazing. He is reading and went to the activity, the baptism, and church this week! We were running late on night and called them to reschedule but they told us they made a cake so we ran over there. His wife had made us 2 cakes and a big chicken torte! You know investigators are good when they give you food.
Well we start a new transfer this week and Elder Alves de Oliveira is being transferred. This transfer was SO hard but I learned a ton so I´m grateful for the experience. I´ll be getting a new companion tomorrow and I have a goal to make this an awesome transfer.
Elder MacLane Taggart