Monday, August 17, 2015

August 17, 2015- week 50- P-day in Poços de Caldas, Brazil!

Heya fam!

Just another week down here in Brasil. This past week went by so fast. Well, on Tuesday we had our District meeting, as usual and then after that a member here drove us to lunch. The members here give lunch to the missionaries unless they are busy that day- then they give money. Anyway, on this day the member drove us half an hour to a different city called Divinolandia. There are members that live there, but the closest church is here in Poços de Caldas. Divinolandia is a city in São Paulo, but holy cow that city has got some beautiful sites. Sadly, I forgot to bring my camera and take pictures...Later that day we left with a recent convert who plans to go on a mission! That day was cool.

Also this week, Elder Stone did two baptismal interviews for the Sisters. One on Thursday and the other on Friday. I attached two pictures that week that I took with each Sister dupla and their investigators. Although it took away a lot of our own work time, it was cool to see them excited for their baptisms. They were both baptized last week; one on Saturday, the other on Sunday.

Speaking of baptisms, Saturday this week, our investigator will be baptized. He's really excited and can't wait. Because he lives in a different city, we usually call him during the week, but- all of our credit is gone so we can't really call anyone except for the other missionaries...Also, the other Elders are planning to have a baptism this Friday. It's kind of early notice, but we'll see what happens.

In response to one of your questions. The young man that was baptized- Adrien- is super active. He loves going to church and keeps asking me if there are gonna be other activities at church. His little brother also likes to tag along to go to church, but he's a little rascal. We were also able to get someone to give him a ride to church every Sunday. We asked a less-active to help us out, and he has! He's gone to church every week for 4 weeks now! And he will be receiving the Aaronic Priesthood with the office of Priest! We're super excited for him because it had been some years since the last time he went to church! He's 21 I think, so maybe he can go on a mission too! That would be so awesome! There are a lot of youth here 17 and 18 years old who are getting ready to go on missions!

Anyway, that's cool that our Caserta ward in Italy will be getting Sisters. Yes, we do interact with them often. More so with me and Elder Stone because he does baptismal interviews. There is one Sister from the States- Sister Nash. This is her first transfer on the mission. She is actually in one of the Pictures. I'm sure you will recognize her as she is the Sister with the lightest skin.

Well, I'll leave you there. Thank you all for the emails! Talk to you next week!


Elder Collins

After the interview with Sister Tavares and Sister Nash.
After the interview with Sister Vazquez and Sister Menezes.
A part of our area with this bug made out of trash.

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