Monday, January 17, 2011

A Washing Machine!!!

This week was full of surprises! For starters Presidente Prieto visited our little city of Patos de Minas (almost said Rio Verde) and interviewed both Sis. da Silva and I. He also gave us the best news...we´re going to be getting elders this week!!!! He took a look @ the area map and decided that this area is too big for one companionship and that the sisters need to have Elders. This is going to help a ton with the work here in the city. We had 6 investigators at church this past Sunday and this shows that this city has a lot of potential and just needs a few more workers :)

We also got a new washing machine and a new blender!!! We spent our morning reading the instructions for the washing machine and setting him up. He works great and is super quiet that we have to check on him every once and a while just to make sure that he didn´t break.

One of our blessings...after washing clothes by hand for over a month this washing machine is the most beautiful thing we´ve seen.

Our golden investigator, Elaine, accepted a baptismal date for the 5th of February and is solid. We´re going to be teaching her the word of wisdom this week because she drinks coffee (along with the rest of Brasil). But she´s a nurse, so she´ll understand the need to stop drinking coffee. She doesn´t drink coke anymore. She stopped drinking a while ago because she realized that she was addicted. She admitted that she´s addicted to coffee, so we´re going to give her the brazillian substitute that´s called Cevada. It´s a barely based drink that smells like coffee but doesn´t have any caffeine. (I don´t know how to spell that). I drank some of this at a member´s house and it´s basically disgusting

I was reading today in Jacob 5 and it talks about how the servant called other servants to help in the vineyard...but the number of servants was few. Here on the mission, we are seriously seeing the results of few laborers. March 2, three sisters will be going home and not a single one will be arriving until April...our numbers of missionaries are really low here on the mission, so it´s good to hear that there are youth that are getting ready to serve missions. I love being a missionary...I love Patos de Minas...I love Sister da Silva...and I love the gospel of Jesus Christ!

My love for´s such a pretty city

This view is close to our house and everytime I walk past it I have to stop a little while and just stare.

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