Yay Krystal! You will LOVE Brazil! And there are some awesome Elders that I know that are in Port Alegre Sul. AH I am so excited!
This week was good. We have this one investigator who actually reminds a lot of Alyssa. She is 11 but looks 8 but is incredibly smart and has curly frizzy hair and is very intelligent. We asked her to read a chapter of the Book of Mormon and two days later when we asked if she read she said "A little" This is normal. People rarely actually read everything but then she went on to talk about which chapters she read. Yup multiple. Then when we taught about the plan of salvation, we ended up having a philosiphical discussion about temples, spirits, captialism, and more. She is amazing.
Our time here has been a little different. We haven't had any baptisms and when we come close our pesquisadores stop. Monday we were talking to Osvauldo (our ward mission leader) about how we could strengthen the ward and our recent converts (not actually ours but we think of them as ours) and he made a comment about how we are working well and how without us he didn´t think that all the teenage recent converts would still be strong. He said we had strengthened this ward as well. It was a blessing to hear this. It might not show in our number of baptisms but we are helping people come unto Christ. In PMG it talks about how no effort is wasted and how we show God´s love for others when we talk about the gospel or help them in any way. It is the same for member missionaries and people in general. We all can make a difference.
Lesson Learned this week: The Lord always blesses us and answers our prayers even when it is a different answer then we were expecting and at a different time than we wanted it.
I love you all and hope your busy crazy summer continues to go well