How is everyone doing these days? This week was better than the week before, but I must say that my companion I were a little bit lazy and did not teach nearly as much as we should have. It didn't help that it was raining a lot again, and it is difficult to travel in the rain here. But that was not the reason for our laziness, I am sad to say, but we had some really great lessons this week, and we have set one date already for baptism and we may have more on the way, so that is good. It still does not make up for the bout of laziness, but it is still a good thing all around.
I forgot to mention that last P-Day my district and I went to a Monastery here is Santa Rosa, it was cool, they did not talk. Except the grounds keepers and the man at the front door. One thing I did not know was that monks could wear pants. This was surprising when the monk at the front door was wearing what I thought to be a pair of pants and a hoody, but it was their normal garb evidently. I have a lot of photos, and I also forgot to mention that we were their only visitors that day. Oh, well, it was fun all the same.
I finally managed to bring my camera, and I have a lot of pictures to show of the past few weeks and all things that have happened in them.
I am glad to say I am well, and all things are smoothed over with my investigators. They are all progressing really well. We are teaching 11 families right now. Most of whom are really really great. They all love message of the Gospel and they accept that what we teach is really the word of God. I am glad to be a part of this work.
I would also be remiss if I did not talk about Irmã Jaque and her family. Omar her husband, and here two children, Numa (here 10 year old son) and Luana (her 9 year old daughter). They are recent converts and they have take to the Gospel like a duck to water. It makes me a little envious how just how well they have progressed. They are the most hard working people in branch we are attached to. They have given us most of the referrals which we have and not to mention they are always willing to help us teach or give testimony during lessons. My goodness. Irmã Jaque bore her testimony with respects of tithing, a few weeks ago they were in some financial troubles. They had to make the choice between being 7 reaies short of being able to pay the water bill or paying tithing. They choose to pay tithing. The Monday after they had paid tithing. Someone that owed a debt to them paid it back with interest, which ended up being 10 reais, They had enough to pay the water bill and then some. It is how the scriptures say, the windows of heaven will be opened and blessings will pour out of them. They really know that to be true.
So if you have an experience like that and would like to share it with me, I would like to hear your thoughts. Keep me posted.
As always, I love you. And thanks you for your time ,and efforts.
Até mais,Elder Caleb S. Carriere