Monday, April 25, 2016

Week 61 Mossoró, Brazil


This week was transfers, and I stayed here in Mossoró with Sister Stadler, which I was hoping for. Sister G. Nunes got called to train a new sister, so I became a grandma! :) The sister she´s training is Sister Cueva from Peru, and she seems awesome. She already speaks Portuguese really well. Elder Harris, our district leader, is training an American, Elder Zylks. Sister Barbosa got transferred, and Sister Teixeira from São Paulo came in her place. 

This week was great, though tiring. On Tuesday, we went to a place called Ouro Negro, which is part of our area, but is pretty far away (like an hour and 15 minutes walking). We spent hours walking in the sun, and when we got home that night, I had a fever and my whole body ached. I´m pretty sure it was heatstroke or something. And for the rest of the week, I was exhausted. 

But the best part of the week was Ricardo´s baptism on Saturday! Ricardo is seriously amazing. He´s still reading the Book of Mormon like crazy and is already in 2 Nephi. He got confirmed on Sunday, along with Lucas, who´s the most adorable thing ever. Lucas also took his friend Miguel to church. 

We started teaching a couple named Daniel and Izamara, who went to church on Sunday. They are great, but they´re not legally married. And Daniel doesn´t even have legal documents, because he wasn´t raised by his real parents and the person who raised him never registered him. But there´s a member of the church here in Mossoró who works in the cartório and is going to help us out with his documents and can help them get married for free. 

We´re working a lot with our recent converts to get referrals. Luana took us out the other day to meet her friends and neighbors, and Alice is inviting all of her friends to church. We´re hoping that it helps us find lots of new people to teach. 

Sister Weatherford

Me and Sister Stadler

Our little family: my daughter, Sister Nunes, granddaughter, Sister Cueva, and stepdaughter, Sister Stadler :)

Our district and Ricardo´s baptism

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