WE HAD 4 BAPTISMS ON SATURDAY!
A family that has been taught by the members before we arrived and a mom of a recent convert. all we really had to do was invite them to be baptized with power and accompany them preparing. só agua nesse pó.
When we showed up the baptismal font was dirty so me and Elder C had to roll up our sleeves and pants and clean it, then fill it with a hose and buckets. our district leader (elder N, he´s from just south of Beaverton) and his comp helped too when he came early to do the baptismal interviews.
We received a lot more references from members this week too that already went to church a few times, so i know we can find more people to baptize this week.
(answers to mail questions)
I only have received one packet of pictures with the family pictures at the reunion 2 weeks ago and last week got the package with the Maple syrup, Peanut butter, and brownie mix.
i also got a bunch of letters that say "don't open until your birthday" so I'm assuming that was a FHE activity and they were all sent at the same time
we only receive letters-once a month when the zone leaders go to a leadership training in Londrina where they get all the letters for the people in their zone,
-when we have transfers every six weeks where everyone gets mixed around so at least somebody passes through Londrina on the way to our city
i usually receive letters at least a month after they were sent, but every once in a while when they hit the timing right with the transfers. it has been as little as two and a half weeks or could be as long as almost two months.
running out of time, i will try to send some photos
love you all!