Behold, the field is white already to harvest; therefore, whoso desireth to reap, let him thrust in his sickle with his might, and reap while the day lasts, that he may treasure up for his soul everlasting salvation in the kingdom of God - Doctrine & Covenants 6:3
Monday, February 23, 2015
My Life and Times Here in Brasil
E ai e [And then]!!!
So I'm finally understanding enough
of the language to speak and teach these people here without the annoying
"and what my companion said …" routine of my companion. So I'm glad
that he's with me to help me out, but sometimes it's really hard to have a tiny
vocabulary and an even smaller window of words I can actually pronounce!
The week has been great, and I'm still
learning a lot everyday about the language but I'm really trying hard to just
teach simply for now. I have a lot of fun experiences but I think I'll share
one that missionaries take for granted here in Brasil. Walking in the streets
of one or our Vilas we "knocked" a house and found out that one of
the Irmãs [sisters] in our ward is actually really integrated with the people
in the area, too. While we taught [the woman], she kept asking questions like
"what does that word mean" and "Who's the prophet today."
We got really excited about this, but then the next time we tried to pass by
the house she was busy with a family reunion, which, by the way, is every
Sunday here, in case you didn't know. You who are in Brasil already know... Or
at least I'd think you would have encountered some families like that already.
But one good thing about the whole family reunion thing is that you can talk
and invite them to a member’s house for "Family night," and they'll
be more than happy to accept.
So I've sent off two companions in
the same number of transfers. Horrible things, I'm kind of sad my companions
aren't sticking around long enough to watch the fruits of their labors. But
what can you do? President Fernandes is pretty straight forward with us on
transfers: go and do as the Lord commands. ATÉ
PRÓXIMO [UP NEXT]!!!