Monday, April 7, 2014
Conference was great this week despite the fact that we had to get up at 4:30 (on Sunday morning) to get to the stake center by 6 am to watch the priesthood session. The speakers were amazing and I am so excited to read the talks too. I loved how Elder Holland was the first speaker. I don’t know if ya’ll realized the really cool thing that happened when President Uchtdorf was reading the names of the new area 70's, he read a name of a guy I know. PRES. PINHO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That’s right my Mission President is an area 70 now. He was up in Salt Lake during the last week or so and the AP’s have been running the mission. We were so excited when he read that name, it took us a second to recognize who it was because in Portuguese it’s different! We were so excited! But this might mean that he will have to leave 2 months early. We’ll see.
This week was fun. I stayed the whole week away from home, which wasn’t planned because of some things that were happening here. While I was away we moved houses, which I am glad that I missed, and luckily everything made it to the new house. My comp had a birthday yesterday and we have alot of food now. We were walking on the street and two women from the Universal church here who were evangelizing also talked with us. One of the women said that she knew our church and that she had studied our doctrine, she asked a question that she thought would shock me that she knew it. It was a question that had to do with an eternal truth. I countered by asking her if she had read the Book of Mormon, which she responded that she had read it. If she had really read it she would have known that this church is the only true church. The story is alot better in Portuguese because of the way the verbs work, and what they mean, but you get the gist.
My comp wants me to tell you that he is awesome and funny. Watch the video, "Mountains to climb", it’s really good, one of the guys looks like Dr. Who. Good luck with everything this week. Hope that everyone is happy and healthy, say hi to the rest of the family for me.