Wow, what a wonderful week it was! We were happy to see 4 baptisms in the Branch this week! We've been teaching Paulo and Aline, the coolest couple ever, and it was so happy to see them be baptized after 1 year of meeting with the missionaries! We even Face-timed their "first elders" so they could share the special day with us. The water in the church ran out as we were filling up the font, so you could say baptizing a 6' 3" Brazilian wasn't an easy task, but he went down on the first try! It was a beautiful day for all who were present.
2. A visit to the Adventista´s church
At least 3 times a week we see a guy from the Seventh Day Advent church at the bus stop who tries to convince us that Saturday is the Sabbath day, and this week he said if we visited his church he would visit ours twice! So Saturday morning we headed out early with the Bible AND the Book of Mormon in hand and we went to his church! Things there were different for sure and I am now a first hand witness that the apostasy was real! Funny experience though.
3. O DIA DOS GAÚCHOS! (THE DAY OF THE GAUCHS!)
This week was "cowboy day", the state´s holiday (like July 24th in Utah) and it was super fun! There were men on horses as far as the man could see! I put on my gaucho clothes and headed out (see photos below)! The church was packed that night with the party the members had! Wow, I absolutely love these people.
Love you all!
|Elders on a tank on gaucho day|
|Elder Rawson, the Gaucho|
|Me and my companion in the midst of the cowboy parade|
my study desk arrangement
ELDER RAWSON buying ice cream for the zone to celebrate 4 baptisms!