Monday, July 21, 2014

Beira Rio, Brazil Week 8

This week was great! We had an awesome Family Home Evening last Monday at the home of some members in our ward. The family we are teaching (Junior, Elizangela, Vitor Hugo, and Rian) all came and so did Bruno, another person we are teaching. It was a great night focused on families and how the Gospel helps us take care of our families. It´s always so awesome to see members and the people we are teaching interact and help them understand how important the Gospel is and how it can help them. We also had our first Zone Meeting of this transfer and it was great. There are now 26 missionaries in our zone and I am way excited because we have some awesome missionaries! We had another successful English Class Saturday morning. We have a lot of people coming each week (20-30 people). It is a lot of fun to interact with them and help them learn English. We make it fun too by playing games and stuff.

This week was especially great because we had a lot of our investigators visit church yesterday! The family we have been teaching for awhile of course came to church, Junior, Elizangela, Vitor Hugo, and Rian. Junior is already a member but we are way excited because Elizangela and her two boys are all preparing to be baptized this week! They are super excited and it´s been so awesome to see them coming to church and loving it so much. Elizangela is reading the Book of Mormon a ton and really enjoying it. It should be a great week with them!

Carmozita (48 years-old) and her daughter, Edivania (20 years-old) came to church yesterday, too, with two children. Carmozita is a woman I contacted on the road one day about 3 weeks ago and we have been teaching them almost every day this week. They are really excited about the church and it was great to have them there.

We have also been teaching another family for a while, and 3 of them came to church, and a 14 year-old boy, Vitor, also came to church yesterday and really liked it. It was so awesome to have so many people visiting the church. They all seemed to really like it and I am excited to visit each one of them this week.
Overall the work is going great and I am loving having Elder Bini as a companion. He is really great and teaches really well. It will be a great transfer!

That´s all for this week. I hope everyone is doing good and loving life, because life really is so good!

Until next week.

Elder Helvey

Happy Birthday Elder Bini!

It was great to see my best friends in the office this morning. I decided to get a picture with my good buddies Elder Allen and Elder Muniz. This is Elder Allen´s last transfer, which is sad, but he promised me that we would do a companion exchange for one day this transfer so I am looking forward to that!

Nossa capela!  (translation - Our Chapel!)

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