Saturday, May 7, 2011

Week 33 - 2 May 2011

Okay so this week, Elder Villela and I were actually in a trio with Elder Freeman cuz he was waiting for his new companion that was going to arrive on Friday.  So us 3 were working in our area for the week, and it was pretty sweet.  We had a wedding that we were a part of, then the baptism of this couple later that night on Wednesday.  The previous missionaries were teaching them over a long period of time, and they finally got married and baptized!  It was cool because I got to be one of the witnesses for the marriage.  Their names are Sergio and Meyre.  I’ve yet to have a marriage of an investigator until now so it was bem legal!

Our zone here in Cabanagem is a really big zone, and there are also a ton of Americans. It was so weird because at our last zone meeting almost everyone was speaking English! Haha  It was a little weird for me because I haven’t had many opportunities to speak English in Oriximiná, so it was pretty cool.  Definitely took a little bit of getting used to again haha.

One Elder here, Elder Bitner, is in our zone, and he actually entered the MTC the same time as me.  But he didn’t get his visa until last transfer and was serving in Louisiana for about 4 months before he came down here.  It’s crazy that we have the same amount of time on the mission, but since he hasn’t had the opportunity to speak Portuguese he has to start learning so late in the mission.  He’s doing really well though.

So this week I finished the Book of Mormon in Portuguese!  Yay!  That felt pretty good to do haha.  And now, I think we’re gonna start all over again as a mission. 

So I’m liking this new area here in Independência, but we haven’t had water for like the past 5 days haha.  It just came back today.  So we’re grateful we can actually take a shower in our own house again! haha

Well we don’t know much about the call on Mother’s Day next week, but we’ll get something to work.  I’m not sure what we’ll do but I think it’ll be from a member’s house or something.  Can’t wait to talk to you guys again!

Love you all!

-Élder Andrus

From the plane to Belém

Wedding of Sergio and Meyre

Baptisms of Sergio and Meyre

Brasil Belém Missão with Élder Andersen

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