Monday, July 25, 2016

75th Week Out, Week 6 Pacatuba, "Seeing Success in the City of Horto"

Dear Family and friends,
 This week was everything I hoped it to be and more! So this week transfer calls came and....... I will be staring here with Elder Ehms!!!!! Heck yes!  we had 4 baptisms on Sunday! We are destroying this city: HORTO its got my name written all over it I mean C’MON!!!! We had planned 2 of our baptisms on Friday so that Sunday they could receive the gift of the holy ghost. BUT we get to the church Friday morning to fill up the Baptismal font and... Theres NO water whatsoever! So we moved all 4 baptisms to be Sunday after church... BUT Sunday there was still no water in the church building...... So we starting putting our heads together, who has a pool? Our stake Presidente here has a pool and we asked him if we could have a baptismal service in his house Sunday and of course he said YES! So we  had to go get all of our baptisms by car and bring them to the stake presidente's house. We picked up 2 and then went to look for the other 2 and we get to their house and find out that they are doubting if they want to be baptized... she said “I wanted to be baptized at the church, it was all lined up and didn't plan out and maybe it didn't work out because god didn't want it to work out” man... SATAN WORKS HARD to get in your head! He will Always be there to confuse you! DONT LET HIM IN!  We explained to her that the place she was baptized was not important, what is important is that she will be baptized by someone who has authority to do so! Graca(Grace) is 35 years old and Felipe her son is 8 years old and were both baptized that Sunday, Graca is separated from her husband and  the mother to Francil who we baptized 2 weeks ago and she has 2 more sons who were less active, we have now reactivated this family. Now Graca the mother of her Family goes to church each week with her 4 boys and I fell so blessed to see this Family at church each week! She lives all the way in the city Horto which is 30 minutes by foot from the church, so she and her 4 sons take the bus to and from every week.  Theres nothing better than completing a Family in the mission! We had 2 more baptisms for Lara she is 12 years old, we found her because her brother is less active! We reactivated her Brother Gil who is 22. Gil was the only memeber in his Family until now. Lara while we were teaching her the VERY FIRST moment we met her and she tells us “hey I found out that people who aren't baptized wont be able to live with god 1 day.. is that true? Like does it get any better than that! We also had a baptism for Walison who is 13 years old, his parentes aren't legally married so sadly cant be baptized, so we will be working with them! I Love LOVE this área its a GOLD MINE! The HORTO CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH is going on here man!!!!! I Love you all and thank you for all your love and support!

Impressions of Pacatuba Brasil
-Other churches here ( NOT OURS) are Always asking for peoples Money! Like if you don't have Money in bills don't worry because churches here ACCEPT YOUR CREDIT CARD!!!!  lol

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