EVERYONE TELL MY MOM HAPPY BIRTHDAY BECAUSE SHE´S COOL AND MAKES GOOD BROWNIES MAYBE SHE´LL MAKE SOME FOR YOU IF YOU ASK NICELY.
so we ran into a lot of drunk dudes this week, they gave us some pretty sweet speeches!! the first guy came up to us and kept saying he was a prophet and then he started prophesying about the end of the world. so this is how we´re all going down fam: rocks, dead birds and assorted dogs will in fact fall from the windows of heaven upon our heads… I dunno that was like all he said about it but he said it like 800 times before he prayed over us and walked away. what a guy!
the second guy was sitting on the ground and he yelled across the street to ask if I spoke portuguese. I said yes, and then he gave THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SPEECH ABOUT AMERICA I HAVE EVER HEARD FROM A DRUNK GUY IN MY ENTIRE LIFE ON THIS PLANET EARTH. hahaha he just kept saying how great the US was and I just felt like blowing stuff up and watching Joey Chestnut take the national hot dog eating contest for the 9th year in a row and wrestling a bear and crossing the Delaware river on a moose and other American stuff haha it was great! 🙂
aight so last Sunday at our lunch appointment we got a call from one of our investigators that was at church that day, telling us how great it was and stuff, how she knew one of the families there but someone was missing. then she goes on to tell us how she couldn´t meet that day because one of her friends got murdered. and we were like okay that´s a weird but adequate reason to cancel.. then LITERALLY THE SAME MINUTE the other set of elders got a call from some of their investigators that went to church telling them how they couldn´t meet because their nephew had just got sent to prison. soooo we´re thinking an investigator of the other dupla killed a friend of one of ours. GREAT START TO THE WEEK
it´s been frustrating tho. last week João, Sandra e Diosney were solid doing everything they needed to do to get baptized. but this week every time we go over João is drunker than… I dunno like a really drunk dude. and Sandra´s always smoking and Diosney just doesn´t even care. went over yesterday and they told us they don´t wanna hear about the church anymore. this is honestly probably one of the hardest things to deal with as a missionary. it´s hard to accept that these people don´t want this amazing gift we have to give them when everything seemed to be going so well! this gospel changes people, I´m seeing it everyday here. pretty sweet gig.
we did a lot of finding this week cause like all of our investigators are mole demaisss!! freaking annoying BUT we found these two families and they´re awesome! it was kind of an “enough about us tell us about this church you´re a part of!” deal so that was sweet! they´re both super open to us! the Lord´s really been helping us out find new people to teach that actually wanna hear what we have to say.
quick investigator progress update haha I´m pressed fam:
-Asunção e AnaSilva vão ser batizados nesse Domingo!!
-Leandra, Brenda, e pelo menos Bruno vão ser batizados tambem Domingo que vem, Diosney talvez mas realmente a gente não sabe não…
-Marcos recebeu o sacerdócio Domingo passado e ele tá saindo conoscooo!
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