The chocolate HOUSE!!!!
The Ugly Itabuna river
We are likely going to have another baptism this saturday. the one that we had last saturday went really well. I baptized Anderson. It was really cool to see that his parents and grandparents showed up. and also lots (if not all) of the youth showed up to support him. This next Saturday, Lorena will likely be baptized. She is 17 years old and is progressing a lot! I'm really liking Elder G. Souza as my companion. We work well together and i feel productive. We had lots of cool teaching experiences this week. i'm excited to find more people and teach even more.
This week on Tuesday the sisters called in the morning and they needed help. We dedicated their home because they haven't been doing so well in it. Later in the week we helped them move into a different house. we helped them move from 8:00 until 11:00 it was a lot of lifting and work, but we got it done! On Sunday after church around 12:45 I got a call from the secretary Elder High saying that my bus will be leaving to Salvador at 2:00 pm. I had very little time to pack up everything i needed and pay a taxi to take me to the Bus Station. I had to go to Salvador to renew my visa.
I left at 2:00 and due to traffic in Salvador i arrived late at 11:30 pm. After waiting for a while i thought the Elders had forgotten about me. I was getting ready to sleep overnight in the bus station, but then finally at 12 the elders showed up and we went to their house to sleep. The next day we woke up and played basketball with a bunch of other elders at the same church building that i attended when i served in Salvador. It was really fun to go back and visit my old area. I love Salvador! Then i renewed my VISA which took a lot of time. We ate in the airport at a place called Bob´s Burgers. it was really good. Even better was that President Bangerter gave Elder Estevam his credit card to pay for it all. To get all this VISA business done we spent more than 250 R$ on taxis! WOAH! Afterwards we stayed in the mission office until we needed to leave to catch our buses to Itabuna. My bus left at 10:50 and arrived at 6 on the point! This transfer ends on the 30th of April so its already coming to a close. This thursday we are having a meeting with President Claudio RM Costa (the 70 leader of Brazil). It should be a great spiritual meeting.
i know that this is the true church of christ. im grateful for this wonderful easter season that we have to remember Christ. agora vou falar em portugues. quero compartilhar meu testemunho de que sei que Deus vive e que ele nos ama. Eu sei que ele enviou seu filho Jesus Cristo para viver e morrer e ressuscitar para cada um de nós. Sou grato por tudo o que Cristo fez por mim. Estou super grato que a verdadeira igreja de Jesus Cristo foi restaurada através de Joseph Smith. I love all you. Have a great week!
just hanging out in the mission office. I love it here!! It's air conditioned!!!!!!
This was us emailing our families at the mission office. We had way too much fun!