Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Beira Rio, Brazil week 17

Hey! Well this week was great and really went by fast. I really am not believing how fast time is going by. This week started off great with a Family Home Evening in the house of our recent-convert family. Junior and Elizangela hosted a Family Home Evening and invited lots of people. One of the families we are teaching (Gonzaga, Francisca, Tainá, and Ruan) were there and they loved it. We also had the opportunity Tuesday night to teach our couple (Michael and Lidiane) with a member from the Stake High Council who is in charge of missionary work. He is awesome and really helped us out a ton! He really helped Michael understand the importance of receiving an answer from God that this is the true church on the earth. The next day we returned and Michael explained how the night before he had received an answer and told us that he now knew that this was the true church. We marked a baptismal date with them both and we are all way excited. They also had their wedding on Friday which was awesome too!

On Wednesday after our weekly zone meeting I stayed in my area with a brand new missionary in the mission from Bolivia, Elder Torrico. It was great to spend the day with him teaching and getting to know him a little more and see how he is enjoying the mission. I always love having the opportunity (usually twice a week) to do a companion exchange with a missionary in my zone. It´s so great to get to know so many missionaries and see how we can all learn from each other.

The rest of the week was filled with teaching and finding people. The members are really helping us out here and we have a few that spend almost the entire day teaching with us, which is awesome!
Sunday was the best because Ruan was baptized! Ruan is the youngest child of Gonzaga and Francisca and brother of Tainá who was baptized last week. We have been teaching this family for quite awhile and it was so awesome to see how excited Ruan was and his two parents. They truly are a great family! They love the church and Gonzaga and Francisca have a strong desire to be baptized and we are working with them to work out a few issues. Sunday night we had a devotional in our ward with Fernando Araújo, who was the first missionary from this state to serve for the church and it was awesome!

Anyway, it was a great week. And it just seems that each week gets better as the time goes by. I hope you all have a great week!

Until next week.

Elder Helvey

Family Home Evening with Junior and Elizangela and many others!

Michael and Lidiane got married!

Lunch with a family in our ward. Lunch was suuuper good!!

Ruan was baptized!

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