Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Parque das Nações, Brazil Week 5

Hey everyone! What a terrific week we had here in Parque das Nações. It started off great when we had a Family Home Evening at a recent-converts house on Monday night. There were about 30 people from the ward and others over and we just had a great time. We sang a few hymns and read the scriptures together and then just enjoyed one another’s company as we ate a lot of food and cake. It was really just a great night and I really love the people in this ward. They are really helping us out a lot. This week we did a ton of visits with church members including almost every night doing visits with our Ward Mission Leader, Marcelo, and visiting people with Bishop and his wife after lunch yesterday. It´s the best when the members help us out and it really helps the people we are teaching.
Adail and Cibelle were confirmed members of the church yesterday and received the Holy Ghost. They are awesome and really loving everything. We visited them yesterday after lunch with the Bishop and his wife and our Ward Mission Leader. It was great! It was super special because after we visited them Elder Goff and I invited Adail and Cibelle to visit a family that we have been teaching with us. They were very excited and accepted the offer. As we taught and testified about the Plan of Salvation with this family it was so awesome to have Adail and Cibelle share their testimonies of the Gospel and how it has blessed their lives. It was so awesome so see Adail and Cibelle already helping others to know the truth the very same day they became members of the church. It was a very special experience.

I did two companion exchanges this week with two Elders in our Zone. The first was with Elder Braga from the South of Brazil and it was great, He has about 5 months on the mission and it was awesome to spend the day with him. We talked to A TON of people and found a few new people to teach. I also spent the day with Elder McDaniel that got here recently after serving quite a bit of time in the United States waiting for his visa. It was also a great day as we were able to have quite a bit of success in his area.

Saturday we spent much of the day at the church doing baptismal interviews and had a meeting with our Bishop too. It was good and we were able to do a few great visits with some of the people we are teaching that our progressing very well.

Anyway, that´s pretty much the wrap-up on the week. This week will be interesting because it is Elder Goff´s last week which means we will be going to the Polícia Federal with the Secretaries (sound familiar?), and he will have his last interview and dinner with President. We also will have a Zone Conference this week where about half of the mission will all get together, which will be awesome, as always. Should be a great week! I hope all continues to go well back home for everyone. Thank you all for the support and love!
Until next week.

Elder Helvey

Me with Elder Braga in front of my apartment.

Lunch with the Young Men President and his wife and their cute new born. 
Great lunch and a great family!

This is Bito. He is the goat of a family that we are visiting. He really likes us and we like him too.

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