November 2, 2014
Dear Family and Friends,
We had a sick halloween here in our zone! The best thing that happened this past week was on Friday and Saturday and Sunday. Friday we had interviews with President. They showed up super late from another zone's interviews and Pres was only able to do 3 areas. We were in Cabo Frio for the day. when president showed up he told all of us to pull out our planners so that he could see what we had planned for that night. He looked and said, "I want all of you to cancel everything for tonight because we are going to have a barbecue at the elders' house in Cabo Frio after some interviews." It was awesome! Our whole zone, plus the assistents and secretaries and President all slept in that house in Cabo Frio that night. We got to have the very first official churrasco of the Rio de Janeiro mission. What was better was to see President Cabral come out of the house at 10 PM to the driveway where we were grilling the meat in shorts and a soccer jersey and then just sit down on the ground and we all talked until almost midnight. It was a really cool experience and really fun. President slept outside in a hammock that night and the other 18 missionaries had to sleep on the 4 beds and the floor. That was a good way to celebrate Halloween here in Brasil. Because nothing else happened here.
Saturday I got to go back to Araruama for another Zone activity that we did there. I did an exchange with Elder Neu, an Elder from my MTC district if you remember, who has been one of the assistents for 2 transfers now. It was cool to see how different we are now compared to July of 2013.
Sunday was a great day to end the week. We had 8 investigators at church. Including a referral from God. A man that walked up to the gate of the church at 9 and told us that he just felt impelled to visit the church today and see how it is. He even bore a testimony in Sacrament meeting cool huh?
I'm doing really well lately. I'm happy and ready to work. We are being the examples for our zone in the work and how we interact with our investigators and others. And we are trying our best to help them do better too.