Monday, June 20, 2011

Week 40 - 20 June 2011 Happy Father's Day

Hey there!  Happy Father’s Day, Papai!  Another week here in Capanema was good.  On Tuesday, we had a service project at one of the farms of one of the members here in Capanema.  Brother Glins and Sister Rosângela have two farms and usually every Wednesday we go to help them clean up and remodel some stuff there.  So we went there this week and were weeding and gardening for like 5 hours.  It started out super sunny and hot, then out of nowhere there was a thunder storm and we got soaking wet haha.  But it was fun working in the rain, quite refreshing actually!  We ate lunch there and had some açai.  Açai is pretty tasty not gonna lie.  Pará is famous for açai, and there is tons of it here.  I want to bring some back home for you guys so you can try it too haha.  So remember you guys told me that there is a really pretty chapel in Castanhal?  So yeah we had a zone meeting there on Wednesday, and it really is beautiful.  It has two stories and an elevator and everything!

This week we had a baptism of an 18 year old young man by the name of Filipe.  He’s a cousin of one of the members in the ward, and he’s really cool.  He learned everything super fast and was really excited for his baptism.  He also dances hip-hop and won one of the competitions here before I got here.  So yeah he’s pretty legit haha.

This week I’ve been reading in the Book of Mormon, in Mosiah, where Abinadi is preaching to King Noah.  He preaches unto him and his people the importance of obedience to the commandments the Lord gives to us.  Later on, before his death, he talks about the Godhead and the need for a Redeemer too.  This part was vital because this is where the prophet Alma started to believe his words and began to preach the gospel and build up the church in the Americas.  So I’m learning out here that no matter how hard it is to preach the truth to people, it’s always worth it because the Lord prepares people to hear it, just like Alma was prepared.

Love you guys and have a good week!

Élder Andrus

Elders Andrus and Farias

Baptism of Filipe 

Baptism hip hop style

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