Monday, January 20, 2014

"Brazil" knows how to make Burger King burgers better"

I can't believe it! Two weeks in a row we've had awesome stuff happen to us! This week, though it was slower than usual, was super awesome! 

One of our investigators (that we've been teaching since day one), finally prayed to ask if the church was true. She got an answer, but it wasn't a very ordinary answer. Gabriela, the investigator, just happened to recieve the exact same kind of answer that Elder Dup had recieved when he was investigating the church. 

Elder Dup was so excited, and Gabriela was even more excited! She's definitely going to be baptized this week. Anyway, Gabriela described her experience as having felt another presence in the room with her, comforting her as she prayed. Elder Dup said he had felt the same way, when he was twelve years old investigating the church. 

We didn't have any baptisms this week, but we got to witness a lot of great stuff! We went to a baptism for an investigator of the two missionaries who live with us, Elder Gomez and Elder Ferrari (Yup, that's his name. Except in Portuguese it's pronounced 'Feharri'). They've been having a lot of trouble with their investigators, so it was wonderful to see them able to baptize one of the people they have been teaching. They also were able to set up a marriage date for two investigators they needed to get married! I'm super happy for them. 

They're both great missionaries, and it's really funny trying to communicate with them with my broken Portuguese. Most of the time, we just use really overly-dramatic hand gestures to indicate what we are trying to say. It's not very effective.

One more thing! I am now officially legal in Brazil! Good news, right? The mission secretaries took all the new missionaries from the States to the Police office to complete the registration process. Usually, this takes a matter of hours. We waited the whole day. It was a bit of a waste, but it was fun to be able to get to know some of the missionaries. Also, it was fun to speak English again. It was like running into an old friend, with all the reminiscing of how things were, and how things are now, and how everyone misses the football season, and so on. 

We did get to talk to some people about the church in the office, so the day wasn't a total waste! Also, we ate at Burger King. The food there tasted a lot better than I remember. Mabye it's because I haven't had it in a long time, but I think Brazil just knows how do Burger King better. 

And that was my week! It was a little interesting, but fun all the same. Tchau!

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