Another week has come and gone here in Caucaia. To sum up this week I can say one word: RAIN! It rained a ton this week which is strange because it barely ever rains here. It is usually always sunny and very hot! It made for an interesting week. We just stayed in our area this week and we got some help from a few members to do visits with us. It was good and we found a few people that are very excited and have a ton of potential. Unfortunately, Sunday morning it absolutely poured! And since very few people have a car here and the church is about a 20-30 minute walk for most people, very few of the people that we have been visiting came to church.
When we woke up on Sunday morning it was raining, but at about that time we were leaving to walk to church it stopped. While we were on the way it started to absolutely pour! And when it rains here, the roads turning into rushing rivers. By the time we arrived at the church building, it was as if all four of us had just jumped in a lake. We were absolutely soaked! Luckily we were the first ones to get to church, so we were able to rinse out our clothes a little bit and be presentable for church.
Looking back, it was a funny experience, but overall it was a bummer because barely anyone came to church. This week I am excited to visit everyone and teach them more about the Sabbath Day and Church Attendance. And no matter what, rain or shine, we all need to be at church on Sunday to receive spiritual strength for the rest of our week.
Anyway, we have a ton of work to do this week in our area with the people we are visiting, and I am excited for it! Thank you all for the thoughts and prayers. I am so grateful for the opportunity I have to be here serving the Lord and the great people of Brazil.
Until next week.
Me at the house in my hammock. If I am not in the street contacting and teaching everyone this is where you will find me. Laying in my hammock reading the Bible, Book of Mormon, or General Conference talks. It is always something I look forward to at the end and beginning of each day.
My companion, Elder Evans.
Elder Toffoletto, from São Paulo.
Elder R. Oliveira, from São Paulo.