July 15, 2013
So we didn´t end up having the baptism yesterday. Wallison´s work called him Saturday and asked him to work on Sunday. This was the first time they called him to work on Sunday, so we weren´t even expecting it. Emanuele didn´t want to get baptized without her husband. So, we remarked the baptism for this next Sunday. I´m just hoping that they don´t call him to work again. We´re feeling pretty good about it, they both want to get baptized.
This week we had a ward activity for missionary work. We got a long rope, and put it throughout the chapel. At the end of the rope was the ´´Celestial Kingdom´´, and along the way were several temptations. There was a room with a lot of food, a room with video games, one with a movie playing, etc.. We blindfolded them, and they had to hold on to the Rope. When they got to one of these temptations, we let them take a peek at the temptation, and see what was there. If they wanted, they could go, leaving the rope, but once they left, they couldn´t come back. It was pretty funny, and a lot of ward members, and investigators ended up coming. It actually turned out great. I didn´t take any pictures (which is too bad!) but it was fun.
So I thought you knew, but Elder Little is going to the same Chapel as I do! There are two wards in our chapel, Tatuquara and Rio Bonito. Elder Little and Elder Ritchie are assigned to Rio Bonito.
Our week this week was fun, we found a lot of new investigators, so we´re excited. Also, today, we´re going to go have an activity with Elder Little´s district, so that should be fun.
It´s been a while since I’ve spoken at church, but Bishop Nascimento told me yesterday that in a couple of weeks we´d probably give a talk at church. I love giving talks on the mission, it´s something different, and I always have something to talk about with the ward.
Here in Curitiba, it isn´t REALLY cold, I just use the sweater for morning and at night. I don´t know, I’m starting to think that everyone has been lying to me this whole time. Curitiba doesn´t get all that cold.
We had interviews with President Fernandes this week. It was neat to talk to him. My interview lasted like 10-15 minutes. He asked me a bit about my family, my weak and strong points, accomplishments that I reached before the mission. Then he wrote down the things I said. He´s really intelligent. He studies the scriptures like two hours per day. Que crazy.
I did get an E-mail from Halie, so that was nice!
Ok, I’ve gotta run already. I´m taking more pictures!!!
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