Oi família e amigos!
This week has been a little rough...will explain...
We had an investigator who was perfect...she keeps the commandments, she does what she should, she´s blind, but she wasn´t understanding the whole get baptized in our church thing because she was baptized in the Catholic church. We had explained to her many times why it was necessary and we knew she understood why. On Wednesday it was rainy and glum, and we went tot her house.We were following up on the commitments we had left with her and she was just kind of brushing it off and kept trying to change the subject..we had asked her to pray to know if her baptism was realized in the correct form...she didn´t...but she didn´t want to say that and then she began to talk about how her past was hard and all that good stuff...which she talks about all the time. But she never tells us what happened...in short we began asking her questions...and she began talking...and ended up telling us that she had been offended by two things that two other sisters had said to her and hat she will never be baptized....that was rough and all we could do was say sorry and leave.
But, in good news, we found a "new" Investigator! We were knocking doors last P-day and we found a lady who said that her mom would be interested...we went back a few days later when the mom was home, and this lady has been an investigator for like a year!!! And the sisters stopped visiting her right as we got her...we had never met her, but we found her teaching record at home afterwards and she, too, keeps the commandments, but drinks coffee and really likes the saints of the Catholic church...so we are going to see what we can do to help her.
Yesterday we got to go contacting at an old folks home, but this old folks home is special. You don´t have to pay to live there, and they only take in people who are basically off the street, most of who also don´t have family. The majority of them are really sick or have mental illnesses. We got to sing a couple hymns and contact the people who work there. It was amazing. The spirit was so strong. I have such a strong testimony that we are all sons and daughters of a loving Heavenly Father who has an individual plan for us, and this experience reaffirmed that to me.
We also got to give a training at District Meeting this week. The majority of our district is really trunky (ie, they are really thinking a lot about home and getting really excited to go back) and discouraged. We gave a training on what kind of missionaries we hope we are, how the little things can´t let us down, and how we have to keep giving it our all and climbing up the mountain of progress. We cannot flatline in this life. We have to keep learning, and keep climbing, no matter how difficult the road may get.
Well, that was about it for my week. Had an awesome study to share with you guys, but forgot to bring it. Will compartilhar next week!
Love you all!
When you live on the farm you take a lot of selfies...haha...
And here is the inside of a maracuja which we got to try this week.
It is delicious by the way. It looks all spiky, but it is really flimsy and tastes delicious. It holds the seeds in the fruit!