So earlier this week we were teaching U. He´s the one that I talked about last week that was having car troubles and doesn´t really believe in God. So we were teaching him and he´s really receptive to what we have to say there´s just something holding him back you can tell. And he talks so fast and it´s so hard to understand him so I just bore my testimony and told him about all I left back home to come to a random place where I have no idea how to speak the language all because I know it´s true and the next thing I know he starts to cry and you could tell that the spirit was there with him. It was awesome but he has a girlfriend who doesn´t want anything to do with the Mormons because she´s Catholic and every time we show up he says to his girlfriend, “Hey come sit in here and listen to the word of God with me.“ And then she storms out because she doesn´t want to hear anything so I think that could be one of the things holding him back which is so frustrating! We couldn´t get him to come to church with us yesterday either but you can tell that he´s not really atheist he just has had some trials in his life with his wife passing away and he´s just lost. You can tell that he wants to believe so we´re gonna try really hard with him these next few weeks.
I´ve started reading O Livro de Mórmon outloud because I´m to the point where I can understand just about everything besides a few words here and there but it has helped with my language so much! It´s crazy to see the improvement just since I´ve started reading. Haha, the other night my comp and I were walking down the street when all of a sudden we hear this super loud music and a bunch of people coming towards us. It was this Catholic parade thing and it seemed like the whole town was with them and then here are me and my companion walking against the flow of people with our Livro de Mórmons in hand. All the people were looking at us weird and I felt kind of awkward but at the same time I felt blessed because we were the only two that knew the whole truth of the gospel haha. I´m definitely starting to see my purpose out here more and more each day. I love you all, Have a wonderful week, you guys are all in my prayers.
|They now have a mirror...and a flooded apartment!|
|Gotta love chicken feet!|
These boys may be thousands of miles apart geographically, but they are incredibly close at heart!
|Colton enjoying the rain in Jamaica!|
|Devin enjoying the rain in Brazil!|