Sooo lets see. This week was great. We met with a good handful of people. And one of them is gold. Her name is A_____. She is amazing! We met her on the street the other day, and she told us to pass by. She has an interesting history. She had a brother who was very interested in religions, and he died within the past two years. She has a very humble home, two children, L____ and M_____. We taught her about the restoration last week, the spirit was so strong, and I know it wasn~t so much that I was talking but that I opened my mouth and the words that I needed to say were just there. She read the pamphlet we left with her, and then later that week, we passed by and gave her a book of mormon. She told us that she had one a long time ago, and she read it and she said she felt such a strong peace when she read it, but then someone told her that it was evil, and so she was scared to read the rest. When she read the pamphlet, it talked a little bit about the Book of Mormon, and she remembered that she had it one point in time, so she called her mom to see if she knew where it was. So we taught her a little bit about the Book of Mormon, encouraged her to read a couple parts, she read those parts, she read the introduction and started reading from the beginning, without us asking her to! That is a rarity here in Brazil, its like we have to tell them what to read 4 or 5 times before they do it just because they feel obligated. Afterwards, she prayed and knew that it was true. Then she went to church, loved it. Her 5 year old daughter, who at first was very timid, opened up completely and told us all about the stuff she learned in primary. It was awesome, and A_____loved everything about church.
I had a feeling that she smoked, and so yesterday we taught about the word of wisdom, and turns out that she does, but she told us about how she has had the desire to quit for a long time, and now she has a reason. We~re so happy for her.
Another couple that we~re working with is J____ and F____. F_____ joined the church 14 years ago and afastou 10 years ago. He suddenly just had this desire to return to church and started going to institute and church and his girlfriend, J____ went to church, loved every bit of it and wants to get baptized. We~re working on getting them married, helping them quit smoking and drinking and logo logo, J_____ will get baptized! Wooo! But J_____a as well, is so good.We gav her a pamphlet and she read front to back (miracles), and then took notes on all of the words that she didnt understand. Nuts, right? They rock.
We~re teaching a good amount of people right now, but those two were our miracles of the week. Lets see.
Yeah, thats about it. I got a package this week from the Paterson family with girl scout cookies! I~m going to write them a letter to say thank you, but that wont get to them for a while, so please tell them thank you for me!
Also, I need Kris's address.
Love you guys!