Cidade do Sol: Week 8

Monday, March 16, 2015

We had a couple of obstacles to the work this week, but it still ended up being a good one. I started feeling sick with a cold and headache earlier in the week, but luckily I was able to work just fine, and it passed quickly anyway. But then my companion got sick and it was worse so we had to stay home for a day. There was also a death of someone in the ward this week which was really sad. It was the ward mission leader´s 25-year-old son. The son was inactive, and in fact the dad was the only active one in the family, but we had talked to him several times when we were over at their house. He died in a motorcycle accident.

But one of the awesome things that happened this week was our house full of americans. Elder Gomes dos Santos did a division with another set of missionaries, sending another american here for a few days. It was a blast! Two of them are from utah- Beaver and Brigham city, and Elder Wilson is from florida like i´ve said before. Elder Wilson had gotten a huge package from his mom with lots of american treats, and so we even made mac and cheese that night, something that doesn´t exist here, haha.

Sometimes I get a little discouraged feeling like no one here wants to listen because they already have ´their religion´. One of the big churches here is called the Assembly of God and everyone that church has a pretty hard head and are convinced that their church is right. Some religions are at least more humble and willing to listen. And of course there are lots of people who don´t have a religion or who don´t practice. But this week I was excited to meet two families who accepted the restoration message. The only thing is, they live in the area of the other two elders. But that made me happy to realize that there are lots of people out here who are looking for the truth but just don´t know where to find it (and are humble enough to accept it).

Well that´s a little about my week! Our ward is continuing to do really well and have high attendance. It is awesome to see the recent converts in the ward progressing so quickly. We just need to start working harder to be able to find baptisms.

Have a great week,

Elder Church

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