Monday, November 2, 2015

happy halloween :)

I totally forgot that it was Halloween on Saturday haha  We didn't do anything because we were exhausted. Our leaders called us at the last minute on Friday night and told us that we would have to participate in a parade thingy the next morning (Halloween) and that we would have to arrive in a city that's an hour away at 7am. So we woke up at 4am to catch the right ônibus and we stayed in Vila Velha until 1pm and then had to return to our area to eat lunch with members and then we had to work the rest of the day like normal so it was just another crazy day. It was cool because I got to see people from my last area (Glória) :)

This week passed by so quickly. I still can't believe that it's already November. Yesterday marked 13 months on the mission! And Sister Sosa will hit her year mark on Wednesday:) 

We're still working with Maycon and his family but they didn't come to church yesterday...But Kawan has a date to be baptized this Sunday! He is 9 years old and he is the son of a less active (Aline). He lives super close to our house so we always stop by and visit him. He came to church yesterday and loved primary. Cynthia and Paulo came to church yesterday too. Cynthia is the bishop's niece and she has known about the church for a while and she even gives lunches to the missionaries a lot. She isn't married legally to Paulo, but we visited them yesterday with a member (Lucivaldo) and he bore his testimony about the importance of marriage and the gospel and they seemed more open to change. We'll be working more with them.

Oh and we did divisions with the sister training leaders this week and Sister Barra stayed here in our area with Sister Sosa and I went to Serra with Sister Castilho. Sister Barra and Sister Sosa were able to contact a reference who is super elect! Irmã Penha (primary president) told us about her brother (José) who has already visited the church before and recently he has been asking her about the church and the Book of Mormon. Sister Sosa and Sister Barra taught about the Restoration and the Book of Mormon and the Word of Wisdom and he accepted to be baptized on Sunday! Keep him in your prayers!

We've been received a ton of references so we've just been trying to keep up with them all. We are super blessed in this area and the members are amazing!
Eu amo vocês!

Com amor,
Sister Earls

"And no one can assist in this work except [she] shall be humble and full of love, having faith, hope, and charity, being temperate in all things, whatsoever shall be entrusted to [her] care." (D&C 12:8)
we found a crab on the way to church haha

we had a sleepover on the upper balcony of our house because the owner normally rents it out for people to use but it's in construction and it's always open and there's even a bathroom so we decided to sleep there last week because it was super hot and it was a lot cooler upstairs in the open :)


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