I want to go on a road trip so bad. SO BAD. Seriously, you guys have no idea. What I would do to just sit in a car for HOURS AND HOURS AND HOURS... The dream. And what is this?!!?? You guys kknew I always wanted to pass New Orleans, but said... nooooo. And now that I^m on the mission, yãll pass through. Whatever, I~m over it.
Bom Dia Família!
Let~s see, this week was pretty normal. On Monday, we had to pick up Sisters who were serving outside of Goiania and were transferred to other cities. They stayed with us for 2 days. One of those days was Tuesday. Tuesday was the day of the game. We were all sitting, talking about random stuff when the Elders call. And they~re like.... the score right now is 5-0. We thought they were lying because the game BARELY started. So we run down to talk to them, and they~re like.. no seriously, the score is this, so we knocked the door of our neighbor and asked the score, and he said... yep its 5-0 agora.
We ran back upstairs and sat, and talked and waited to hear the fireworks saying that brasil had a gol. And we waited, and waited and waited. And nothing. Finally, we got a phone call from the elders that the score was 7-1.
So then the week started. Luckily, my area is pretty normal right now. I^m glad that i~m not in Ipiranga because when I left, they won a game and began to destroy things. I don~t even have the slightest idea what they would do when we lost. So we went to talk to everyone, and everyone was COMPLETELY WASTED. Honestly, people are still wasted because of that game. We would go and talk to everyone, and everyone was just crying, or screaming, ´´i~m no longer brasilian! i no longer like football!´´. Honestly, I think it~s kind of funny. And then they had the game again versus Holland, and Holland demolished Brasil... again. It was actually really funny because the day depois, Our zone leaders went to a bread store and asked if Brasil won. The lady behind the counter thought he was German, and started cussing and screaming at him, ´´You come to OUR country, and make fun of OUR people etc....´´ and he was just like.... ´´..I~m from Sao Paulo.´´
This week, me and Sister De Lima HAWLED to find people to teach. We marked 10 baptismal dates for 26 of March. Unfortunately, a lot of them fell through because they didn~t go to church. But we still had many miracles! Of the 10 people, 3 went to church, I was driving around picking everyone up, and one of them was MdP. We called her and told her to come to church, and she was like.. ok! so we pick her up and i still had a few people i had to pick up and sister de lima was already sitting with people so i was thinking... who is she going to sit by!? When we walked in the room, she recognized one of the people and was like... this is my BEST FRIEND!!! hallelujah! And she was like.. oh my gosh, i walk by this church every day! and my best friend goes to this church! and she loved church. It was perfect.
Another person who went to church was L--. L-- is blind... and has a hard time hearing. He was going to Assembleia for a while, but it was because the pastor said that if he got baptized he would be able to see again. After a while of being baptized in that church, his eyesight was getting worse, and was really upset. But we invited him to church, he went, liked it a lot. Woo Woo!
Oh... J--. J-- is the funny story of the week. We found Joel completely wasted on the side of the road, screaming, ´´How can I go to church?`` we talked a little bit with him, and he told us about how he was really drunk because of the game. Long story short, We invited him to church. The next day we~re walking and we think.. lets pass Joel. So we~re walking and on the other side of the street from his house is an Assembleia church. And they are having their church meeting, everyone is screaming, yelling, flailing their arms around... and the pastor is in the front screaming his head off... mind you, this is pretty normal. but what wasn~t normal is that the pastor said, ´´take these demons out of j---!!!....etc`` and we look, J--- is on the floor, and the pastor has his hands on his head and everyone is screaming and crying. And then afterwards, he~s like... welcome to our church, J---, you are now part of our fold. Tomorrow, we~ll have a feast prepared for you. You are no longer addicted to aclohol. We saw him the next day and he was drunk again. It happens.
So thats about it.
Keep me posted on the road trip. GREEN WITH JEALOUS RAGE.