We had a great week! Transfers were yesterday and 1 elder from our house was transfered and also another elder and a sister. But we are super excited!We had a district meeting on Wednesday. Because our zone is so distant we only have district meetings once a month, sometimes twice a month. But is was great. We went to Parauapebas. The church recently changed the way we do district meetings. At least here we use to do District meetings once a week and zone meeting once a month. A Zone meeting is different because the whole zone stays together and the zone leaders talk and do trainings and what not for the whole zone. But now we cant do that anymore, we can only have district meetings and everything has to be separated in districts.
Monday, May 22, 2017
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
This was a really good week. We left last Monday and went to Belém. We stayed there until Wednesday and got back here Wednesday night. It was a really good meeting with the president. We also got to eat at burger king 2 times!When we got back we were super tired but we had a lot of stuff to do this week and did not have any time to rest. We had 6 baptisms this week. 2 families. It was very special and the members helped a lot and organized a really nice baptismal meeting with food and everything. One of the families was married on Friday so we also got to see a wedding. It was a very busy week!
May Leadership Council Meeting in Belem
Branch Service Project - Cleaning the Church
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
THis was a good week. We got to hear from Presidente Costa on Wednesday, well kind of. We were suppose to watch the transmission from Belém with the whole zone in Parauapebas. We got there and found out the internet was not working at the church... No member there has good internet so we had to think fast and decided to go to Canaã Wednesday morning to watch it there. But, the internet was SUPER slow and we missed the first 2 hours... So we ran to a cyber to see if the internet was better. We were not able to get the video but we were at least able to hear a little bit. It was buffering every 10 seconds so we got bits and pieces, but it was really good what we got to hear!!While we were in Canaã we decided to take advantage and stay 1 more day to work with the elders there. It is a really cool city! And the elders there are teaching a guy named John Lennon. No one calls him John, you have to say John Lennon every time. It was difficult to teach him because I wanted to start laughing everytime I said his name, but now I can always say that I invited John Lennon to keep the Word of Wisdom!;)
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Last Monday night we left at night to visit a few people. We actually only had 1 appointment, but that person wasnt at home so we tried one other person that lives close by, but that person also was not home. So we decided to walk a little far to visit a women who promised to go to church last Sunday but didnt. We had planned to visit her on Tuesday but we went on Monday because we did not have any one else to visit. When we got there at 7 o clock, she was sleeping. We talked to another person that lives at that house and we decided to wake her up. She came out and we taught her. She felt so bad because she forgot to set her alarm and slept in on Sunday. We showed her that we were really sad that she did not go and she felt even worse. Then she told us that she prayed on Sunday and asked for forgivness and asked God to send us back to her house and give her another chance. She waited for us on Monday! When we showed up she cried and said she knows what we are teaching is true and that God has responded to her prayers. The only problem is that she lives with a guy and they are not married..... But we are still working with her.We had our zone meeting on Thursday in Parauapebas. There are only 3 branches in the zone and 4 missionaries per branch. We have our meetings in Parauapebas because it is more central and easier for everyone. It is about 3 and a half hours from here. It was a good meeting and we got lots of stuff done. We will catch a bus today as soon as we leave the cyber to go Parauapebas because President Costa is visiting the mission and tomorrowthere will be a meeting with him. But because our zone is so far away we will receive a transmission from Belém to Parauapebas to watch the meeting. I always knew that would happen. I spent my entire mission close to the city in Belém and now my last 2 transfers I got sent far away and President Costa visits the mission and I will not see him personally!! Just my luck. But we are super excited to hear him.
I am loving this area!!