Another great week here in Fortaleza! We had our first weekly meeting with our new Zone on Wednesday. It went really well and I really like the new missionaries that arrived in our Zone. I am excited to work with them all and get to know them all better throughout these next 6 weeks. We gave a training to our 5 District Leaders in our Zone, where we talked about reporting, giving trainings, baptismal interviews, and the way of the Lord to serve and lead. It was good and I really like them all. It´s cool, two of them are from my District in the MTC.
We had a really awesome visit with one of the couples that we our teaching and preparing to marry, Michael and Lidiane. Michael had invited one of his friends, Lucas, to come listen to us. It was awesome as we taught about the Restoration and Michael, our friend that we have been teaching for only about 3 weeks testified about the importance of living prophets. It was really awesome to see how already, Michael is wanting to share the Gospel. Michael and Lidiane´s wedding is planned for September 19th, and then they are planning to get baptized. They are a great couple and it has been awesome getting to know and teach them, and see the difference the Gospel has made in their lives.
This week we had a Mission Tour. Elder Mazzagardi from the Seventy was here. Friday we had a Conference with him and it was awesome! He said a lot but one of the things I liked the most is that he told us how sharing the gospel has to be fun and we have to have fun while doing the work of the Lord. It was great and something I am applying more and more everyday. Before the Conference he wanted a meeting with just the Zone Leaders. It was awesome receiving instruction from him as we all sat at the Stake High Council Table. He instructed us on how to lead and how to teach with the Spirit. It was awesome and an experience I will never forget!
I did a companion exchange with one of our District Leaders, Elder Flake, this week. He is from New York and it was awesome! We had a great day teaching and contacting people. He has a love for the work and it was a great day full of hard work but also a lot of fun. At the end of the day I interviewed one of the people they are teaching for baptism. It was a great interview and it is so awesome to see the happiness the Gospel brings in people´s lives.
This week we also found an awesome family that we started teaching and they came to church! The family is HUGE!! Some of them came to church yesterday and they seemed to really like it. We also had another family we are teaching, Gonzaga, Francisca, Thayna, and Ruan all at church, which was WAY awesome!
Thiongs are really going great here and Elder Bini and I are really working hard. I love this work and I feel sooooo blessed to be here serving the Lord!
Have a great week everyone!
Elder Goff got transfered! It was an awesome 12 weeks with him here and he´ll definately be one of my bros back at BYU!
Elder Goff and I infront of the house here in Vila Velha, Fortaleza!