July 21, 2014
This week I passed my one year mark!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That was cool, to celebrate we went to the temple and had churrasco. The rest of the week has been good. Last week was the last time that we had to stay home because of the world cup so everyone was way excited to be out and we managed to baptize 5 people in the zone, we have been really focusing on keeping a solid number of baptisms every week and we think that things will really start picking up now. We went out to Juquitiba this week which was a fun- 4 hours trying to sleep in a bouncy hot crowded bus, but it was cool to see it again. Had interviews with President D this week which was really cool. His daughter finally arrived, and his wife got robbed. So it was a pretty interesting week for them. We met a member from Idaho that was at the temple. He is the uncle of one of the sisters that I used to be the DL of. Saw the missionaries from São Paulo oeste (West?) the other day, they were in our area. We also started teaching our new pizza place, they made a free pizza for us one day, that was nice. So blessings. Had follow up with the assistants and then we had a surprise meeting with president on Friday. Our baptism this week is a wife of a menos activo that we are helping come back. His brother is in the bishopric of JD Angela that I passed in a couple months ago. The brother in law baptized her so I got to see them which was cool. Then we had a possessed guy enter the church and start yelling during the other ward´s sacrament, so we had to help remove him. I found out that in my previous ward the guy we baptized blessed the sacrament, had completed My Family, and was ready to go to the temple! That was pretty cool to find out, it’s always so cool to see your recent converts doing things in the church. Transfers are tomorrow and I got transferred. President is moving a lot of people around and making a lot of the old leaders trainers, he is taking one of the assistants and having him train too. So I might get called as a trainer, which wouldn’t be that bad. That is basically what happened this week. Each week seems to go faster. In president’s office there is a card with everyone´s picture and information, and they had the enter and leave dates-which they didn’t used to have, and I was looking at my zone and accidently saw my leave date, so that freaked me out, but I will let it be a surprise for ya’ll. Hope all goes well with the move, have a great week!