Chapel in Cabanagem
The streets after it rained
I am glad everyhting is going good at home. So yes I'm in Cabanagem now. I left Óbidos last Monday night. It was pretty sad. We went around and said goodbye to everyone. The bishops wife made me a big ole chocolate cake! Probably the best thing i have eaten since i have been here.
So we caught a boat on Monday night with all my bags and what not. That wasn't very fun. But there was a member waiting for us in Santarém and he took us 4 missionaries that got transfered to the airport. We then caught a 2 hour plane to Belém. There was a taxi waiting for us and he took me straight to Cabanagem. I met up with Elder B. Silva there and we went to work. He is super cool. He is super crazy but really diligent. His old companion is my brother. (Elder Capello trained him as well and he is finishing up his mission). When I arrived their group of investigators was pretty small. But we worked our tails off this week and picked up 10 or so new investigators in 4 days. And we are doing a family night at the bishops house tonight and they have 5 references for us there. So we are doing pretty good already!
Even though I'm a lot closer to Belem I am not exactly in a big city. The roads are still sand for the most part. But the people here are very receptive and everyone knows the missionaries. The Ward is big here. 2 elders and 2 sisters. It is wierd having 2 sisters in the same ward as us because I am used to being the only ones in the whole city! But I am adjusting. There is a member here who got back from his mission about 2 months ago and said he had a companion from Alabama. Elder Campbell. Turns out Brandon Campbell (one of Mikes kids) was his companion. Crazy that a member here in Cabanagem was companions with my cousin! But it is a really good ward.
We were looking through the area book this week and found a guy from 2011 in there. He has already been taught everything but didn't get baptized because his dad didn't allow it but now he is 21. Turns out the missionary that taught him was Elder Andrus. The same guy from that YouTube video that mom watched 100 times before I left! So we visited him and he was super excited to see us. We talked a little bit about the Restoration and he still remembers almost all of it. He is going to school and said he recieved a call from a school in a different city that wanted him to attend there. It was a great opportunity but he said he really felt like he needed to stay here for some reason, and then, after 4 years, we knocked on his door. It was really cool hearing him talk about how he wants to start going to church again and what not. We are teaching him now.
We had a broadcast this week. A training done by the church for all the missionaries in the world. A few apostles spoke and trained. It was really good. I was really pumped up afterward.
But really thats about all for this week. Nothing too exciting. I am still learning the area and we are having success.
I will pass by the church later and send some pictures using the wifi. The internet is good here but this computer is wierd!
Thanks for the emails! Love yall!