Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Caucaia Week 14

Hey guys! Another great week has come and gone here in Caucaia and things are really going well. As I told President Bonini this week: "a semana foi excelente!" It was very busy for Elder Castillo and me again because we did two companionship exchanges, traveled to Pecém for a District Meeting, traveled to Aldeota for the Mission Leadership Council, and had quite a bit of baptismal interviews to do. Indeed, it was a busy, busy week, but an excellent one!

Monday night we had an awesome Family Home Evening with a return missionary that hadn´t come to church in 15 years and his son. They both came to church and it was so awesome! Something I have loved throughout my entire mission has been visiting less active members and helping them come back to church and bringing their families as well. Another very special experience!

Tuesday I spent the day with one of our new District Leaders in the zone, Elder Thieme from Curitiba, Brazil. It was awesome because he is opening up a new area and we had a ton of success in his area and a very special experience finding someone whom a member had been preparing for us to teach but hadn´t told us yet.

Wednesday, Elder Castillo and I went to Pecém with a member from our ward, Matheus. I gave the training about the importance of church attendance for the people we are teaching and how members can help in the process. It was sweet and Matheus helped us out a ton! And then of course we ate lunch at our favorite restaurant that is right in front of the beach, which is always fun.

Thursday took the train into Fortaleza for Mission Leadership Council. It was AWESOME! It was sad because it will be my last one but I was so grateful to be there and be part of such an amazing group of missionaries.

Friday, I spent the day in my area with Elder Ricks from Sacramento who is also finishing his mission in three weeks. It was a great day and we taught A TON and found some awesome new people and families to teach! I was dead tired by the end of the day but it was way worth it!
Saturday was Elder Castillo in our area and we had three baptismal interviews to do, too, so that made for a long but good day. And yesterday, Sunday, was awesome as we had quite a few people come to church whom we have been visiting and helping. Things are really going well in our area and we are excited about the next few weeks!

Anyway, that was a quick summary, but it was a great week and things are going super well. The time is absolutely FLYING by. I can´t believe it!

I hope you all have a great week and thank you all for the love and support.

Until next week.

Elder Helvey

Spent the day with Elder Thieme in his area. He is a stud!

District Meeting and Training in Pecém, Ceará.

Us in front of the house where they hold church meetings in Pecém.

Lunch in Pecém with Elder Castillo.

Lunch with a few other Zone Leaders in the Aldeota Chapel after the Mission Leadership Council.

Pedro and Lucas with us in front of the church yesterday! They are awesome!!

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