Monday, March 3, 2014
To answer your questions, we have learned that the new mission president is President Dalton and that he has a family of 3 kids I think. One of them will come with him, she is 15 years old. He studied at Harvard, so he is really smart, he is way excited to get here, served a mission, I think in São Paulo, but his wife doesn't speak Portuguese. He is taller than 6 feet and President Pinho has a lot of respect and love for him already. I am actually really excited to get to know him. We have 8 or 10 sisters in the zone, about half, more than a third. Did the package that I sent ya'll get there? Hope so . .
Anyway this week was great, got to go to the zl´s area to work, saw the hand of Satan at work. One of the recent converts was there and he sporadically goes a little crazy and this time he got possessed by a demon, and went to some recent converts and told them a bunch of lies about the church that basically ruined the testimony that they had. So we went there to try and save them, they were totally without faith, don't want to pray or read or do any of the things that will help them, but what a testimony builder it was that Satan is real and how much we need to strengthen our testimonies.
Went to the temple this week with investigator which was great, the instant that he walked in he said that he felt something that he never felt before and that it was so good. He wants to serve a mission, but still has to get baptized, please pray that he can have the courage he needs and the strength to obey the commandments. We also had interviews with president, which was great! Carnaval hasn’t been really anything different, a little more dancing on the streets than usual, for example last night we were walking to the church from an appointment and there was a big group of people listening to music really loud, the sound systems fill the trunks cars, drinking beer, and eating bbq and dancing in a circle, my companion thought that it was pretty funny, especially because some of them had fake pink hair.
I am so glad that we are a family and that ya'll are mine forever, love you tons and say hi to the ward for me, and thanks to all the people that helped us out! Love ya!