Tuesday 17/1 -
We started teaching this one guy, Rafael, who´s the boyfriend of the daughter of a member, and the daughter is less active. They are really nice and he is really interested in the church. Then we taught a boy named Luiz who is the brother of a member. We taught the 3rd lesson, the Gospel, with our Ward Mission Leader, who really likes to talk. I taught faith, my companion taught repentance, the WML was just supposed to teach baptism, and then I was going to teach the Gift of the Holy Ghost, and then finish with “endure to the end.” The WML taught baptism, the Holy Ghost, priesthood, temples, tithing, and so on and so forth. He asked Luiz´s brother to share his experience with baptism, and after he shared that I quickly cut in with my experience with baptism and then I invited Luiz to be baptized, which he accepted. I ended the lesson before the WML could start on another discussion and we scheduled his baptism for next Saturday.
Wednesday 18/1 -
Today we were supposed to go to the Costa´s to eat, but we had to get out of the street because it was too dangerous. We went to the Costa´s early so we were in before the 7 o’clock curfew, after dinner the dad drove us home. It is dangerous because something happened in the prisons here and the gangs inside are fighting and it’s pretty bad and a lot of people are dying because the police aren´t doing anything about it. The gang members on the outside are mad and are protesting. They shot and killed a bus driver and set the bus on fire. Some of the prisoners escaped and we saw a couple in the street.
Thursday 19/1 -
Today I taught English in the morning which went well. We taught Rafael again and that went really well. That night we had to return home at 7 again and so English class that night was cancelled.
Saturday 21/1 -
Today we taught Rafael again and he asked us questions about what he read in the Book of Mormon that I invited him to read in the last lesson (Alma 12) which means he really is interested. He accepted to be baptized but he lives with his girlfriend so he needs to either move out or get married.
Monday 23/1 -
Today we had to go to the mission office across the river and we saw that the government deployed the military. I saw at least 15 personnel carriers carrying soldiers pass us in our area. Across the river, I saw 10 or so armored personnel carriers and soldiers patrolling the streets everywhere because of what’s happening in the prisons. I don´t know exactly what’s going on so look it up on the internet.
Anyway that´s all for now, no pics this time.
Until next time!