Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Week 45 - 25 July 2011 Alligator Under the Driveway

Olá pessoal!  Como vai ae?  This week was a good week.  At first it seemed to go by pretty normal and slow, and we didn’t really have anyone firm to get baptized this week last Saturday.  But as it came to Friday night, we decided to go visit the one girl, Andressa, that was investigating the church.  She’s the one that was a referral from a family here, but when she asked her mom if she could be baptized, her mom said no.  So since then she seemed to lose interest in the church.  But Elder Farias and I have been praying to find someone to be baptized this last week, and the Lord answered our prayers by leading us back to her. She seemed more excited, and she told us that she really did want to be baptized.  So Saturday morning, we went to the home where her mom works to talk to her a little about it and to get her signature. She wasn’t really fond of the idea at first, but after we explained things, she agreed and finally signed the baptism form. So then Andressa was interviewed, and I baptized her that night. It was really cool cuz we almost gave up on her as a progressing investigator, but the Lord really does help us out to soften the hearts of the people here.
But as for our adventures this week, yesterday something pretty crazy happened. So we live right next to a sewer ditch, and every night we always hear something down inside and under our drive way.  We never really knew what it was, but last night, right when we got back home at about 9:00, our neighbors (who are members too) called us out and said that we finally found out what it was.  It was an alligator. Haha  Pretty legit huh?  So we called the firefighters here in the city to come and capture it and set it free somewhere else.  I got it on video and took tons of pictures.  Who knew that there would be an alligator living under our house here? haha.

Also, this week I have been reading in Alma where Ammon and his brothers are beginning to do missionary work to the Lamanites.  It’s pretty amazing the story of how Ammon was able to serve King Lamoni, teach him, and have the spirit so strong to be able to teach and convert all of his people. Even though they suffered a lot of afflictions, they kept the spirit of the Lord with them to bring so many souls of these Lamanites to the Lord.

Love you guys and have a good week!
Dad, be safe with that new motorcycle license of yours, and Mom, have fun in Kansas City!

Élder Andrus

Baptism of Andressa w/Glins Family 7-23-11

Baptism of Andressa with her friend, Amanda

Alligator eyes under the driveway

Catching the alligator
Close up

Elder Andrus touching the alligator

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