June 13, 2016 | Did yall know when you give a bird meat he eats his own feet?

That rhymed.


But for real that happens and it’s quite the sight. I’ll just go ahead and get everything random out of the way so I can get into the week. Wednesday I took apart a bunk bed we had in our study room and I built a bookshelf to put all of our pamphlets. And Friday a member asked me if I would like to marry their daughter. And that’s all I have to say about that.

Monday we met this awesome couple, Valéria and Fredy. It turns out that about 3 years ago Fredy met with the missionaries on a regular basis in Maranhão where they used to live and knew quite a bit about missionary work and the church. We had a great time visiting with them and telling them a little more about our purpose as missionaries and the impact that this message we have to share can have on their lives. We weren’t able to contact them after that first day but we’re excited to see where things go with them. They’re special people.

This week (as they really all have been lately) was slow. Very slow. But with good things starting to happen as we have realized where we have gone wrong and what we need to fix. We have seen the Lord’s hand acting in our lives and in our work here in Taguatinga. His tender mercies touch my heart. Earlier on this week we met an elderly man named Manuel who could barely walk but insisted on bringing us some water to drink. He stood shaking holding on to his gate with both hands as we talked about the Plan of Salvation and he had such a sweet spirit about him, it was a nice talk.

We’re working hard! Eduardo is getting ready for baptism this Sunday, and I’m sorry I haven’t been updating like I should be. We met Eduardo in the setor de chácaras (I don’t know how to say that in english) here and the kid is an ANIMAL. He reads everyday after school and has been a huge example for his family, and now his uncle Bruno wants to get baptized as well. These last two transfers have been hard and we haven’t had much success at all, but Eduardo is going strong and we’re super excited for him. He’s our main stud for now, more to come next week.

I love you all! Peace be the journey.



Aaron, Elder Goncalves and frosted flakes

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