So, this week was pretty much a usual missionary week. We are progressing several investigators and always finding new ones. We work in all spheres of the work, all the time: finding, teaching, baptizing and helping members to the temple. We just go out and work hard and the Lord takes care of the rest.
On my Birthday, we went to
the city for a training by our area seventy, Elder Kumbilani(Sp?). We went a
little early as a district and ate a nice lunch for my birthday. It was really
nice. The training was good, too. It was a little weird because he doesn't speak Portuguese so there was a translator and whatnot, but it was really nice. I am
able to communicate better and better in Portuguese as the days go on and it is
I don't really have any crazy stories because things are
getting to be more and more normal so I've lost track of what would be good to
share. One of our investigators got beat up and robbed the other day so we had
to give him a blessing of health. I had to say the anointing in Portuguese, which was nerve-wracking. Also, we didn't notice, but our investigator's wife held
her hands about ours on the blessing when we were giving it. Technically, that
isn't wrong I guess because she didn't touch our hands but it was still a
missed teaching opportunity about priesthood power and such.
We don't have many
members in our area and only about two active families, which is really low so
things are sometimes difficult in that respect. We are working really hard to
strengthen the members in our area, though. The mission vision is still
baptizing families but, as a companionship, we are working on the side goal of
strengthening these members.
Our water is currently out so things are tough with
that. Hopefully, it turns back on soon because we will run out of water to
drink. We can't take showers, wash our hands and do all sorts of things. You
never realize how important water and electricity and stuff are until you don't
have them haha. This same thing is the case for a lot of things because I find
myself missing the most random things about America and the most random people.
For example, I really miss just driving my car.