Wee package? 7 kilos? :D hahaha. I havent gotten it yet. :(
Oh boy, news report. Im great, we walk a lot, and we are in the new apartment. We had another companionship for about a week, and we have a running joke that they stole our city (or area, Itapipoca) our room, (they moved in the best one while we were still adjusting) our lunch, (they went and we opted to not go, cause it is far and we didnt confirm that it was there) our package, (Elder Patino got one, they didnt really steal it) etc, etc, etc.
Well, the work is going forward! Saturday, we walked from Parque Soledade to Planalto to Itambé and back to Parque Soledade. Or was it Planalto? Either way, theyre all bairros in Caucaia, and with all that walking, nobody was home! Nobody wanted to talk to us! :( But it paid off the next day, or yesterday. We had so many people at church! 4 or 5 investigators, a returned moça (young woman) that fell away, and the rest were members! It was the largest Id seen of just Caucaia. The youth that went to EFY the past week went up and shared their testimonies, which was really powerful, and after that a member named Néfi (Nephi) gave a talk. He lost his first baby 7 days ago, and he was only a month or two old. Néfi talked about the Plan of Happiness and how he found strength in the Lord through the scriptures to carry on despite his tragedy. The room was just burning with emotion and testimony and the Spirit of the Lord. Like the Hymn, The Spirit of God like a Fire is Burning.
Bruna, 19 years old, got baptized that afternoon. She did a 180 degree turn in her life. When we met her on the street, she had a nose ring and black clothes, not completely the goth look, but headed in that direction. We made an appointment, a visit, and after 4 or 5 weeks, an empty font with no water to fill it, she made her first covenant with our Lord. She will be confirmed this next week. :) Her aunt, Aurilene, is still looking for something to confirm that this is the church, and her uncle Elson (she lives with them, not her parents) is still behind his wall of Evangelical training. He's curious though, but doesnt want to show it.
Would you guys be willing to include Néfi and his family, Aurilene and Elson in your prayers?
Sarah, quite a few missionaries want to write to you! I wanted to confirm with you if its okay that they write to you. Yea or nay? :)
How are you doing with your cisos? (SEE-zoos, wisdom teeth) Do they hurt a lot? Im glad youre not super swollen! Remeber when I got mine out, and we took passport photos? D: hahaha.
Ah, time is up. I hope you all are doing really well, I look forward to next time! Dad, I miss your weekly letter. I dont voice it, but they mean so much to me. And do you have any suggestions on improving the gift of discernment? I realize that I need it a lot here, more than I thought I would. I really appreciate all that you guys do for me, I hope that the Lord looks after and blesses you. He is always there for us. :)