Monday, July 7, 2014

WEEK #68

Oi pessoal!

So this was a pretty good week! We got a call from President last night, Elder Andrade who lives with us is getting transferred today to a new area, and Elder Moody will be receiving a new American who just got his visa so Moody will be training him. So now we will have 3 Americans in our house again and only one Brazilian! We will have to pay attention and only speak in Portuguese because we need to help the new missionary learn Portuguese. 

Mirians baptism fell through again, we are dropping her as an investigator because she just isn't progressing. She hasn't been to church for the past two or three weeks. But we will still visit her family because we are working a lot with them, but we wont push baptism anymore until she will start keeping commitments. 

We will have a baptism this Friday of Eder, he is awesome! He has a lot of faith and will be a powerful missionary one day. Also, we have been working with a guy named Alexandre, he is the boyfriend of a member so that helps a lot to set teaching appointments at the house of a member. He said he wants to be baptized, he is just a little nervous and isn't quite sure yet. But he already had a testimony and knows its the right decision, he just needs to take one more step forward. But we marked family night at the house of his girlfriend and her parents, so it will be good. We are going to mark a baptismal date for two weeks from now. 

Things are going good in the zone, we went on exchanges with the other ward in Varzea Grande, it was a lot of fun. I went with Elder W. Rocha, he has 6 months on the mission and is way cool. This week we were supposed to go to Caceres with the elders there, but we are moving it to next week because it will work out better.  But our zone is working hard, the missionaries are doing good work.

Things are still crazy with the World Cup! Brazil plays Germany tomorrow, it will be insane but I'm excited. It has been pretty dangerous lately, there have been a lot of crimes and stuff lately so we just have to use good sense and be careful where we go at night and stuff. I heard from a member that there has already been like 170 homicides this year here in the Varzea Grande area so it makes us a little nervous haha. 

Lately I have been reading and studying a lot of conference talks from this past April conference, and I encourage you all to do the same! The leaders of the church are inspired men and we can learn so much by reading and listening to the words of the prophet and apostles. I love you all so much and pray for you daily! 
Até logo, tchau!

Elder Kyle Payne

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