Wednesday, April 12, 2017

April 10th, 2017

WOWEE this week was sooooo crazy I don't know where to start!

So..... This week was full of lots of different things and we didn't even really get to work in our area much but time is just flyinnnnn byyyy.

So last Monday we had an awesome Family home evening with a family of recent converts which was super killer and we played lots of games and ate lots of food so that always makes for an A+ day.

Tuesday we went on splits with the assistants which was super lit cause it was a day full of Elder Rafael which was fun cause he is headed home on Monday so it was one of the last times I'll talk to him for a while which was way sad but the Rafael-Reid Legacy isn't over yet!

Wednesday we had a zone leader meeting with President all day long which was way fun. Always super great to see President and all the gang

Thursday was our one day in our area and it rained alllll dayyyyy longgg which sucked soooooo bad but whatcha gonna do #amirite?

Friday we got on the bus way early and headed out to the smallest little town in our zone called Quitandinha to go on splits with two elders in our zone which was super awesome. I love getting to know people and elders more so I love going on splits. We found some awesome new investigators and marked some baptism dates and was alll around a killer day!

Saturday we got special permission to bring an investigator that was having a little trouble progressing to the temple and had a SUPER spiritual lesson. She said she received her answer there and told us she now knows for sure that the church is true which was super great. This Saturday we have some baptisms planned. One awesome guy  that we found a couple weeks ago. He is always playing soccer at the church and went to alll the sessions of conference which was super sick! 

I'm loving the life here! Transfers are this next week and I'm pretty sure I'll stick around here put I guess we will see!!!

Funny story of the week: The other day we were walking home at 9:30 and this guy starts screaming "I wanna Jesus Picture" and he was super drunk and we were hesitant to stop. The guy walks up to us and was like give me your daily advice and Elder Rodriguez just starts teaching the word of wisdom in the middle of the street and telling this guy to stop drinking and he was liking it and then in the end he got all ticked, pulled a witches hat out of his pocket, puts it on and walks away.

Pics: cake after a day of rain
a cross in the middle of nowhere

We found this awesome park after walking on this dirt road for two hours trying to find a reference 
dirt road

April 4th, 2017

First off is the big birthday shout out to the #1 dad in the world! love ya Rock-star! 

This week was pretty normal. Super jam packed with conference and all! General Conference is always a blast and I'm just super stoked that we have Prophets and Apostles here to give us some inspiration. Nothing motivates you to work more than them! 

We found this awesome park walking to the end of our area trying to find a reference but got super lost. Its not letting me send pics right now so I'll try next week! 

This next week is gonna be full of lots of meetings and splits so I'm sure I will have a lot more to say! 
I got to eat tacos the other day which was super great and reminded me a little of chipotle #saudades 

Life is great here! 
love you all! 

March 27th, 2017

So once again another awesome week here and time is just flyinnnnngggg like I can't even believe! I love this place so much!

This week was pretty nuts, we went to the Temple last Saturday, had zone conference, leadership meetings, and lots of other craziness of daily life!
The Temple was awesome and it's always way fun to see the zone. There was an American family there as well that didn't speak Portuguese very well so I got to help them around too which was fun to speak English a little haha 
We had zone conference and learned lots from president. Always way good to see all the buds and our district from the MTC and being reunited  was way fun.

We have lots of awesome investigators that are progressing really well and I'm way excited to see what's going to happen here in the future with all of them! 

So I went on splits with one of the district leaders in our zone this week and we had a great day. We were returning home at night and we passed on this dark dirt road. Out of nowhere a bunch of military trucks arrived and a huge group of soldiers with huge guns made a border around this forest and we were so confused but just kept walking. 3 seconds after this huge armadillo sprints out of the forest and this old man is just running after it and screaming and I was like where am I right now hahahaha!   I tried to take a picture of the armadillo but the man scared him off too fast...

I love this work!!!

Pics: ant hill?
When your horse escapes
didn't think we would ever see a train on this track!