So nothing much excited happen this week. But some funny things happened!
So, a member asked a favor from us. We were excited to help in any way possible. We arrived there and she asked us to move about 1,000 bricks into her front yard from the street. Let me tell ya, in 100+ degree weather, moving these hot, heavy bricks is not the most fun job in the world. After an hour of moving them we finished, These are different bricks than what we are used to in the US. I am able to grab four at a time, but by the end my hands were sore and cut. But it was great because we were helping someone in need! Ate lunch there and went back to the house to shower - #3showersaday. I also drank 2 liters of water after (we usually have to drink 4-5 liters every day).
Primary Program. Here in Brazil it's no different! The songs and the short talks. But there are only about 8 kids in primary here. They asked if I could play piano, both for the ward and branch here. It went well! They greatly appreciated it.
I unfortunetly had to cut the piano lessons. The first two weeks were great. But after a while people stopped showing up. I didn´t take it too personally because I know I was trying my best to teacher and share my talent and they didn´t take the opportunity to use it. A little frustrating but I hope they learned something. HOWEVER, my district leader, Elder Medeiros, has been asking me to help him learn. I have been teaching him and after 30 min he was already reading from the hymn book. He is excited and eager to learn! It makes me so happy I am helping someone! Woo!
We are trying to expand our group that we are teaching. Here in Brazil, at least this area of Brazil, it's not necessariy "hard" to talk and teach about the gospel. Meaning, I can go up to nearly any person, they will invite us in and we can talk about Christ and the gospel. But finding people who will act on what they have heard is different. So that´s our goal right now. Finding the elected, people prepared by the Lord is the harder part.
Love you all so much! Have a great week!
Scripture of the Week: Alma 19:6 Light always overpowers the dark!