September 18, 2017
So this week everything turned out with Charles´ baptism!! It was wonderful that many of the members were present and helped with the program. We are having a great time working with these wonderful people! Our next week is already filled with plans to go teaching with them. It´s the only way to go! I have noticed that it doesn´t matter who the member or investigator is. The member always has the perfect little testimony that makes all of the diference. Except once, haha, one brother was basically sleeping during the lesson (about the plan of salvation), and after we closed he suddenly woke up and bore his testimony about the Book of Mormon. The funny part was that we hadn´t said anything about it. But, it was still a nice testimony :)
This week we were walking along when we decided to stop and buy Açaí. We ended up talking to the guy selling it for a good long while about the U.S. and how we came here as missionaries. Afterward I told him that we had come all this way just to share our message with him, and he said that he was now very interested and pulled up a chair. We taught him about the Restoration and Book of Mormon. He told us how he has been to almost all of the churches in the area, but doesn´t go to one regularly. After we began to talk about Joseph Smith he admitted that his curiosity must really be because he has always wanted to find the one true church. After the lesson he said that he definitely has to visit our church. He also said, "That´s so neat that you guys came to buy Açaí and we wound up becoming friends." I think he has a lot of potential.
I feel that this week Heavenly Father blessed us with the oportunity to meet and talk about the gospel with many new people who are interested in the gospel. I also feel so blessed to witness how living the principles of the gospel blesses and molds people to become grand in character, health, and joy. They become great role models in family and in society.