Monday, December 19, 2011
Week 64 - 5 December 2011 Natal Branco
This week was a really good week for us here in Cabanagem. The members here are helping us a lot with tons of referrals, definitely the most that I have seen in other wards. As a ward, we are preparing an activity called ''Natal Branco'', which means ''White Christmas." And our goal is to have 10 baptisms on December 24th to have a White Christmas. The members are super excited to help us reach this goal. The mission leader is excited too, and we’re working together with the ward missionaries to go on splits with us to contact all the referrals and get 10 people to be baptized on the 24th. We’ll see how it goes!
Besides that, this week was pretty normal. We didn’t have a baptism so that was a little sad. But we’re working hard. It sure is a lot tougher being the district leader here than it was in Capanema haha. Here, I have to learn to deal with more problems with the elders and have to really receive inspiration to help them. There’s a lot more work, a lot more burning from the zone leaders, and more responsibilities, but it’s all good.
So this week, while we were walking to a recent convert's house, we were walking in a tiny but busy road where a lot of buses pass. And you know how you see people in the movies getting splashed by cars driving by and stuff? Yeah it rained about 2 hours before so the streets were pretty wet and had lots of puddles. And...as you can imagine...this lovely bus drove right past us into a puddle and splashed TONS of water on me and got me soaked....haha. It even got the Book of Mormon that I was holding wet. Elder Rodrigues was laughing so hard and tons of people on the street too hahaha. Man you’d think that things won’t happen to you in real life, but they do. hahaha It was funny.
Well anyway, those are the few things that happened this week. Tomorrow I’ll be getting some letters hopefully! It has been a while haha.
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