This week was great! on p-day we went to the Farol da Barra(lighthouse) again and hung out there as a district. we wanted to stop by a few museums but they were all closed. It was our last p-day of 2016!
This week we just went about our normal work, but didn't teach as many lessons as we would like, because of christmas and the new years. Everyone was busy or didn't want to hear us. We did teach some good lessons though. Debora is a lady who we are going to be focusing on. She is 31 years old and her sister and some other family are members but she isn't. She has been listening to our messages and has been enjoying them too. She is very engaged in the discussion and pays good attention. She said to us, before we even gave her the baptismal invite at the end of the 1st lesson, that she wants to be baptized. How exciting! i hope she keeps that attitude and continues to learn and progress. Marta is another investigator that we regularly teach. She have attended other churches and is pretty familiar with the bible, so she asks lots more questions and has lots more doubts. We also have Hosana. She is 26 and lives next door to a really strong recent convert. We have been teaching her recently and she accepted us and our message really warmly. She gives us food too! We are going to invite her to be baptized soon. There was a problem with the Law of Chastity, because she lives with her ´´husband´´ and they have a kid, but they aren't married. But fortunately, as well as unfortunately, they got in a fight and now they are separated. She found us in the street and started talking about what happened. I felt bad for her. She has a black eye, and a fat lip with stitches in it. So we are going to try to help her and bring more happiness into her life through our messages.
Transfers were today! i am staying in Federação, Salvador with Elder Bastos. This is the 1st time i´ve had the same companion for 2 transfers. i'm actually happy, because we get along well, and we have some really good things happening in our area. I will miss sister peterson, she got transferred, as well as Elder Araújo.
For new years we were allowed to stay out until 9:30, but then return to our houses where we could stay up until midnight to celebrate new years. So until 9:30 our district got together and ate pizza and played basketball at the church. After returning home us 4 elders celebrated together at our house. we really wanted to go to the Farol da Barra (lighthouse) where they would have a firework show, but it was too late. we only saw a few fireworks outside, but we saw the sky being lit up with various colors and flashes from all the fireworks! It was a fun new years eve!
I'm looking forward to this new transfer with a new fresh mindset and goals. I am confident we will have at least one baptism if we work hard. i am excited! I hope everyone had a good 2016 and is ready for 2017. Have a great week!!
Lighting all the things we want to leave behind from 2016