Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Monday, March 23, 2015
This week did not go that well.
I got yelled at by an old man because I knocked on his door. He was catholic. He said that we were wasting our time knocking on that road because everone is already christian? We asked him if he knew anybody we could look for and he got even more mad. In the end, I asked if we could say a prayer with him because that is a bit difficult to deny. He got more mad and pretended that he didn't understand me. Then he claimed, "i say a prayer everyday! I don't need anymore prayers!" Haha. When we left, he was still yelling at his family because of us.
Elder Wallas (DL that lives with us) had an idea to take pictures. We all dressed up in dating clothes, then took some cool pictures. Unfortunatly, my camera is very old, so the pics aren't too cool, but still good :). It ended with us dressing the same an dancing. It was awesome!
suave na nave
(smooth?? mild in nature?? lol)
My companion is the one next to me.
Baptism is still on for Saturday in the morning. He is excited, so that is good.
-Elder Koby Sullivan
acai drink, yum
Monday, March 16, 2015
Okay, so we went to An's house and he told us that he is busy for the next two saturdays, so we have to move the baptism to the 28th. I brought the Zone Leaders with us so that we could see where they were standing. They said that An still wants to get baptized and is advising people for the 28th. That is really good to know.
I did a contact with a man on the road. We went to visit him, but he wasn't home, but his son Mats was. He is 19 years old. He let us talk with him and we are basically friends now. We invited him to be baptized on the 28th and he accepted it if he is ready by then. Yes! Maybe I could bring his family in too. Then everthing will be awesome! I have high hopes.
We finally have a ward mission leader who is not innactive and he is really excited to help us. He is always wanting to go working with us. It is awesome!
That is my week.
Sunday, March 15, 2015
Monday, March 2, 2015
I have my new companion. His name is Elder Duarte. He is from Belém (Bethlahem), Pará, Brazil. The same city as my other companion. He is completely different though. I like him. He is very obedient and relaxed. He only has two more transfers left on the mission.
This crazy wedding is driving us insane. We are running back and forth in the city to plan a ceremony for An. and his wife. The other day we asked if we could post-pone the ceremony. He told us that would be better for everyone. Well, the next day we came to confirm the time of the baptism on Saturday and he laughed. We were confused. He said that the baptism is not going to be this Saturday....(We had this baptism planned for over a month now). He said that everything was planned out nicely so that it would be the ceremony on Friday, the baptism on Saturday, and the Confirmation on Sunday, but now that the ceremony will be post-poned, he wants the baptism after the ceremony!!! What?! He wants a ceremony with a whole bridal's gown and everything. We have been looking for a gown for the entire month. The cheapest one to rent is 600 R$!! It isn't even the wife that wants the ceremony. It's him!! He is still getting married on the 25, and we are working on the baptism on the 28 as planned. I am really upset with him. I have lost my desire to help them get married, but I will still work on them.
Not only that, but the other family that Portilho and I have been working on for the past couple of months has told us that they will not switch religions. It doesn't help that it is Em's family, now he doesn't go to church anymore. Portilho really liked to go to that house, but with my new companion, we decided to be direct and asked them why we were there. They told us that they learn a lot from us, but they don't want to switch because they believe too much in Mary (Mother of Crist). Now, we are looking for new people.
This week could have been better, but we will do better.
Elder Koby Sullivan