(From Last week 7-7-10)
(That one is for my mom and James.)
This week was nuts. Simply, nuts. We are So tired every day, but it´s a good tired.
I don´t have much time today, but I will write a few things that will be cool for everyone to know.
As you are aware, we started an activity in the ward (gincana) that counts every part of missionary work as points. It has been a huge success already and we are receiving tons of references from the members. Also, last week we had 15 investigators at Sacrament Meeting! It was so awesome! The best part is that we didn´t even have to get all these people - the members brought them! The only thing we have to do is get the ward working and then things are waaay easier and way more effective. So, to explain the big thing for this week, we started thinking about a good way to end the Gincana - It will end on the 31st of this month (yes, Mom, I didn´t forget that you´ll turn 25 on that day) and then whoever has the most points will be declared the winner. We were thinking this: we are going to plan ALL our baptisms (potentially around 20 people) to be baptized on the 31st!!!!!! 20 BAPTISMS!!! It will be an enormous act of faith and will require a LOT of organizational effort, but I believe it is possible as does my awesome comp. We are going to talk to Bishop tonight, then to our WML, then to the Ward Council. It will be a big undertaking and we will have to help lots of people progress, but it is possible and I know that the Lord will allow us to have this success when we continue doing our part. So...we will need a lot of prayers. Can we do it? Heck yes! LET´S BAPTIZE 20 PEOPLE!!!
Also, next week is transfers, so I´m thinking that I´ll stay and that Elder Barbosa will check out. We´ll see what happens.
We´ll meet our new President tomorrow at Zone COnference! It´ll be really cool and I´m excited to see what he wants to focus on. It will be an interesting "re-start" for several reasons. First, my relationship with Presidente Araújo was basically about choir. That´s it! So it´ll be good to start over and work hard. Also, now that we´re a little more experienced on the mission, we´ll actually work with him more, and that´ll be an exciting challenge. The only thing we need to focus on is the work, obedience, love, and having an extremely good experience - live the mission, as a wise man said.
Also, we had the best District Meeting of all time on Monday! We did exercises, creative contacts, and practiced a lot of fun things. It´s fun to be creative and try new things.
The Church is true. Christ is our Savior and suffered because He loves us. A LOT. We NEED to do our best, and if we´re not, repent, stop it, and let the blessings of the Gospel come into our lives. It´s really all true.
I talked with a guy on the street who was making crazy eyes, and when I stopped to talk with him, he started screaming and waving his arms, then stopped and got really quiet and said "Deussssssssssssssss." It was really funny.
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