Isaiah 61:1 "The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;"
Friday, February 11, 2011
Week 18 - 17 January 2011
Como está todo mundo? I don’t really have too much to write about this week. It was just another week here haha. We didn’t have too much success, but we have 2 good investigators that will hopefully be ready for baptism this coming Saturday, and the one
We had a district meeting this week in Repartimento with the sisters, Sister Beery and Sister Davis. They made brownies :) hahe We always get a special treat. We have our district meeting in the town, Repartimento, because it’s about in the middle between Oriximiná and Ôbidus. So we have to take a 1 and a half hour bus ride there. And usually it’s a decent bus, but this time we had a really, really old one... so we had to go the whole way standing haha.
Everyone up here in Northern Brasil sleeps in a hammock. So this week I decided to try and be more like a Brazilian and start sleeping in a hammock! It definitely takes some getting used to, but I think it’s cool. My back sure was suffering this week because of it, but I’m already starting to get used to it. I don’t have one for myself yet, but there is a young woman in our ward that makes and customizes hammocks. I made a design and everything, and she’s gonna start making a hammock for both Elder Costa and I. It’ll probably be a while until she’s done, but I have a feeling it’s gonna be super sweet.
Oh, and the other day, I reached Mosiah in the Book of Mormon in Portuguese! I think it was President Hinckley who gave us a promise that if we read the Book of Mormon in a different language, that we will be fluent and able to speak it. So I have a plan to finish it within a few months.
Sorry this email wasn’t too long and detailed, but not too much really happened this week! The ward here seems to be getting better, and we have a new missionary ward leader who is a returned missionary. So I think things are getting better in that aspect.
Love you all dearly! Obrigado por tudo e tenham um bom dia hoje!
Com Amor do Amazonas,
Pretty pic from district meeting
Yeah those are all bugs..haha
This is açai! It´s from a fruit here in the Amazon. We don´t have much
of it here in Orixi but people in Belem have tons. It´s odd...haha you
have to put like 3 spoons full of sugar in one glass to make it taste