Monday, June 6, 2016

Presenting the Mormons

 Um bolo legal
 Com Elder Zeballos!!

Opa! (Don't worry, we're in the process of cleaning the office...)

 All day everyday (Tues-Fri until 5pm!)
 Banana e chocolate!
 A galera!
 Pastel é TOP
Pequi and guariroba - Sou Goiano demais!

The whole mission together with President and Sister Kuceki (mom found this on FB and added it to this blog post!)...can you find Scott?! :)

First part in Portuguese: Essa Semana foi boa! Ah, cada semana e boa, mas essa semana foi boa mesmo!

Odrei, the Ward missión leader, Works at a school that has a religión program. The religion teacher chose to focus on the ‘Mormons’ as part of the course, and we secretaries were invited to speak to all the second year students (high school –ensino-medio- in Brasil has only three years). So, Tuesday morning, after some late night preparation, we presented the church and its beliefs to 300 kids. What a cool experience! We explained who we are –as missionaries—showed a video that explains the doctrine of the restoration, and answered questions, which was fun!

Afterwards we had a table set up with Books of Mormon and pamphlets for people to take and the thirty Books of Mormon we brought disappeared in like 3 minutes—everybody wanted one!

It was an awesome event and I really hope that lots of the students have the desire to learn more, contact the missionaries where they live, visit the church, and get baptized. Telling 300 people at one time about the restored gospel was a rare experience, and I’m grateful to have been a part of it. Should have brought my camera…

This week Elder Oliveira and I were at the bus terminal (rodoviaria) buying the passagens for everybody to Goiania for the transfer. It’s been crazy because the whole mission is coming here for a big meeting with President and Sister Kuceki before they leave. It’s a ton of work being a secretary! E. Oliveira and I talked one day about how, being that it’s his first transfer and executive secretary and my first as financial secretary, we don’t have a choice—we have to learn fast how to do our job! If we don’t, the whole mission falls apart. A little bit of pressure.

I’m tired x 50. I’ve been falling asleep during evening prayers frequently, and in one of our lessons and in church last Sunday, comecei dorrir demais hahaha. There’s a constant pattern in missionary life: tired, stressed, and happy!

I went to see Lucas the dentist this week (the friend of E. Zanuttini and I) and he took out the broken metal wire from my bottom teeth and put in a new one. It was a huge blessing because my teeth were already starting to move. Also, this new wire lets me floss alright, which is great!

I forgot to write this in another letter, but a few weeks ago, Elder Oliveira and I went with irmao Ricardo to another city to visit someone from the ward that had been arrested and put in prison. Last time I was in the Goiania ward he was always helping us out and inviting us over to eat. We gave him a blessing—a direct answer to his prayer the previous night—and comfort him. We’re not sure one way or the other if he is guilty of the accused crime (we think he’s not), but we hope the best for him. It was a spiritual experience.

This week will be absolutely crazy! The whole mission will be here in Goiania! I’ll be sure to take lots of pictures. Sorry I don’t have many pics this week. Semana que vem havera! I hope you all are happy and well. Ate Mais!

Elder Anderson

1 comment:

  1. Experiences of a lifetime! Teaching 300 potential investigators at once - wow! Also, Gpa says they never had a mission conference for the entire mission in Germany when he was serving there. We are excited to hear how it goes! We are praying for you to be able to get more rest! Thanks for all you are and all you are doing to build the kingdom! 333