Another week complete!! Had two baptisms this week! That was fun! Rained like Noah´s day. And experienced more culture by going straight up in the favelas! Woo!
Baptisms. Baptized two people. Pauliana and Ana Paula. Such great experiences! This is why I am here. Helping others come unto Christ and inviting them to be baptized. Could not be happier.
Here in the northeast area and basically all of Brazil it rains like crazy. And when it rains, it rains. There were rivers in the streets. Literally. There is not a crazy amount of vegitation here and the streets are not engineered to handle a lot of rain. Soooo people play in the rain like it's a pool. Luckily this past Sunday we were inside but went outside just to see. It was our choice to get wet is what I am trying to say. But when you are teaching or at a member´s home and you have to walk outside...that´s when it's no fun. We had to do that this week a few times. Everything was soaked--Book of Mormon, notebook, planner, clothes. It was bad. I would have been drier taking a shower it's that bad. But now I know to carry a plastic bag around with me!
So I went on splits twice this week just for a few hours. I went to a different area than I usually go to--the favelas. Elder Mauter and Veira have that area. They look like they are brazillian though. I, on the other hand, am straight up American looking. The kids call me Justin Beiber....yeah, it's that bad. But the favelas are different than what I am used to. Definitely cool though! (note from Christine: favelas are the slum areas of Brazil)
Well nothing crazy happened this week like the hospital last week. Still hot and I don´t think that will change any time soon. Only one season here: summer. But that´s cool because I get amazing tan lines on my neck and arms! (I see some of the missionaries that have been out for a long long time and its crazy bad....)
Oh! We had a zone p-day last week. That was super fun because I got to see like 30 other missionaries! And we all played soccer (duh, its Brazil). Theyre like really good. But it was still fun! One elder is going to play college basketball. Needless to say, it is really fun watching him try and play soccer!
That's all for this week! I am sending the recordings and I forgot if I repeated myself or not but hopefully it works!
Scripture of the week: Mormon 9:31 Be thankful that we have imperfections so we can learn and grow!
Love you all!
Fun Fact: I have seen so many cool animals that I would really only see at a zoo or farm. I have seen: dogs/cats (all of them are stray and there are a LOT of them. But that´s typical South American!) horses/donkeys (they are everywhere too. They pull wagons and such. Pretty cool) toads/turtles, GIANT bugs (size of my hand big), snakes (road kill so don´t worry mom). I have yet to see a big spider. Apparenlty they are so big that when you kill them they scream. Yeah crazy.
Elder Hayden Moffat
I am serving a 2 year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Natal, Brazil