Monday, February 2, 2015

Parque das Nações Week 17

Wow, what a great week! Although we had many visits with a lot of the people we are teaching and even found some new people this week, this week was all about Anderson and Naizes! The couple that Elder Goff and I found my second week here in this area were married on Friday and Sunday, Anderson was baptized! It was seriously the BEST!

We spent a lot of the time this week focusing on them and making sure everything would go well. Thursday we went to the church with Anderson for his baptismal interview which went really well and we celebrated by buying ice cream cones in the Bus Terminal. Then Friday super early in the morning we went together with Anderson and Naizes to the Cartório in the Center of Fortaleza to have the wedding and then Friday night we had a big party in the church with a ton of members from the ward and some friends and family of Anderson and Naizes. It was super awesome and they were so happy!

On Saturday, Elder Moroni and I had the special opportunity to go to another wedding, the Group Wedding that the Mission puts on for any couple who is getting married and baptized. We did the baptismal interviews and got to participate in the marriage ceremony and the baptisms at the church. It was a super special day and it was fun to see other Elders and President and Sister Bonini, along with 5 couples that had decided to get married and baptized.

And to end the week out of course we had the baptism of Anderson! On the phone on Saturday night he asked me if I would baptize him and I of course accepted. He is super awesome and he and Naizes are a very special family for me and I am very grateful for the opportunity I had to find and help them. Now their next goal is to go to the Temple in Recife in 1 year! They are great!!

Amway, it was a great week and filled with a ton of blessings! Thank you all for the support and love. Things are going VERY well and truly loving every minute!

Until next week.

Elder Helvey

Friday morning at the Cartório in the Center of Fortaleza!

Me celebrating the marriage in a nearby park where we went to take pictures 
of Anderson and Naizes. The city had set up this stage in preparation 
for Carnival and I took to opportunity to do a little dance.

 Friday wedding at the Church! Us with Anderson and Naizes and Marcelo, our Ward Mission Leader. The ward is very happy and excited about the wedding and baptism!

We did a Service Project at a ward member’s house on Saturday morning. It was a good time!

Baptism of Anderson!!!

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