Everyone is freaking out about transfers. I am not because I think I will be staying but my companion could be leaving so that will be interesting!
Pretty chill week! Lots of teaching, studying, walking and preaching! Yesterday we had lunch at this member´s house who had this amazing barbeque-first time in Brazil! It was nice to have a change from rice and beans! (well we had that too). It is nice that the members are so loving and giving to the missionaries.
Portuguese is coming but its still really hard! But with time it will come. Its hard when all I know are gospel related terms haha I am trying to expand my vocabulary but it takes time!
So I am just going to rant about how blessed we really are. We have food on the table, a nice house and the gospel. Many people I teach are not the most fortunate. This recent convert, for example, is the sweetest most humble person I have met. She gives thanks for the blessings she does have. She has a two kids and a husband. She has clothes and she has a 150 sq ft home with running water. We had family night with her and brought a mini dvd player and showed her the restoration video. We talked about how blessed we are to have the restored gospel of Christ. She gave us thanks for teaching her and everything. We then asked if she was going to church tomorrow. To our surprise she said no. She couldn´t go to church because she didn´t have any food in her house. I thought about this all night. I sometimes complain about the heat, the bugs, the language, the long days, but I have food in my stomach, a roof over my head, and the gospel in my heart. We did our best to spiritually feed her and we talked with the bishop to see if he can help out her physical needs. Count our blessings, name them one by one. There you will find what the Lord has done for you.
Sorry for that rant but it needed to be said!
Scripture of the week: John 4:14-Christ is life. Love Him. Learn of Him. Follow His example and you will never thirst again, but have everlasting life!
Fun fact: The way the houses are set up, there is no front door, rather, they have these metal gates with a porch thing so people do not break in. So instead of knocking on the door, we clap outside the gate. Pretty cool and definitely different!!