Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Week 34 - 9 May 2011

Monday, May 9, 2011 – Week 34

Feliz Dia das Mães!  Te amo mamãe!!!  Hey guys, it was fun talking to you yesterday for Mother’s Day.  Even though we had a little trouble with the call sometimes, I’m glad you got it to work out.  It was really nice to get to hear everyone’s voices and everything, and to get to talk to Rio before she leaves on her mission too. 

So besides the phone call, this week wasn’t the best haha but it was good cuz we found a guy who’s dating a member of the church here that wants to get baptized.  So we’re gonna baptize him, hopefully along with another girl, and also a family that we’ve been teaching here too on the 21st of this month.  We have a goal of 8 baptisms this month, so we’re gonna be working our tails off with these people to get them to go to church and baptize them this month.  It’s a little tough to get people to go to church here because the church for our ward is actually in a different block of the city, and we have to take a bus there, and it starts at 8:30 in the a lot of people here don’t wake up and take the time to go.  So that’s a little tough for us, but hopefully our investigators will find the will to go!

So just the other day, we were walking on a street that we walk on like everyday here, and an old man stopped us in the middle of the street.  I thought he looked nice so we started to talk to him, and then out of nowhere, he like started raising his voice and started accusing me of working for the government in the US and that I was here in Brasil as a spy... hahaha no joke.  I didn’t even know what to say haha.  He told us that Americans are sent here to walk on the streets, to know the entire world street by street, to take over the world or something like that ... and that we always walk with a Brasilian to not look so suspicious. Haha.  We explained that we were missionaries and that we visit people in their homes to spread the gospel, but he just kept saying that we never enter the houses of others, just walk the streets haha.  Then he started to yell at us about the bible too.  It was pretty crazy and funny not gonna lie.

Oh and last night, we got home to our apartment and guess what we found - a huge spider.  Elder Villela said that it’s been living here for like the past 2 transfers but they haven’t been able to find it.  It’s really fast, so it was hard to catch, but after a half an hour of our hunt, we finally found it.  Have any ideas of how we killed it? Haha  Yep, first we stunned it with Axe spray, then burned it with a flame thrower using the Axe spray, then poured alcohol around it and lit it on fire. Haha  It was pretty freaky, but it was really funny.

Anyway, love you guys and love ya mom!  Thanks for everything and hope you had a great Mother’s Day!

Élder Andrus

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