Monday, August 19, 2013

August 19, 2013

Minha Querida Familia,

Ola que se passa!!!! Howdey yall! Thanks for all your letters this week, it really got me really pumped for some reason:) You guys rock I really do appreciate the letters!!!!

Man this week has really gone by so fast, it sure seems like these past few months were just nothing!!! I am not exactly what to write, because so much has been going on I don't really know were to start.

So this week we have been helping a ton of our investigators to be baptized for this up coming week. As some of you may know that means that we also need to get them all interview the week before and fill out all of their baptismal records. So we got to have a couple of divisions with our district leader who got to do(lucky him) 9 interview!! há há Unfortunately I was not there. I was with the district leaders companion Elder Merkley!!!! It was such a fun division!! Elder Merkley is a very quick, and really shy kind of guy, but it was so funny because after I got him to start opening up we really became great friends. We talked about the mission, and what we each wanted to get while we were here, and because he is from a small town naturally we talked a lot about farming and hunting which a some really big interest of his and mine:) He was having a few problems with the language so we decided to set some goals and talk port between the two of us a lot more around the house!! It has been a lot of fun.

As I mention about the baptisms, all of those people passed and will be baptized on Sat. I am pretty sure I have talked about all of them before, but Rita and all of her kids(Telma, Gisela, Danise, and Jose) will be baptized, Felixia and her daughter(Eliandra) will be baptised and two daughter(Bibi and Bizinha) of Maria and Abrantes who are working on marriage will be baptized. We are so excited for them all to take this step of baptism.

On Saturday, there was a church that had a blood drive in our chapel. All of us missionaries couldn't donate, but we got to help pass out papers and take down all of the equipment. Mariquele and I Being the "burros" that we are we decided to have a little contest:) so he and I went out on the road, him on one side me on the other to see how many we could give out. So because my pride was on the line and his, we were stoping cars and giving it to them. há há it was quite a bit of fun:) But the blood drive turned out really well and a ton of people came and donated.

We had a really cool lesson the other day with a new investigator named Marta. Marta is an older woman about 55 to 60. She lives alone, but every once in a while her husband comes around and stays with her for a few days. The first lesson the husband was there, but we could tell that there was something wrong with between the two. So on the second visit the husband wasn't there and she was all frustrated. We asked her what the matter was and she just spilt out everything that had been going on with her. Her Husband decided he wanted more the one wife, so now he has 2 or 3 spread throughout luanda, so she told him that she wouldn't have any of that. That is why sometimes the husband is home. Also 5 or 6 years back she had a miscarriage and had found no comfort from anyone. Anyways after she explained that all to us, we told her about the plan of salvation and how this life is a time for us to learn and grow and that one day she could see her children that had passed away. The spirit was so strong and we all started crying a bit:)

Anyways I love you all and have a great one!!!

Elder Wilhelm

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