Hello once again, dear inhabitants of the lands across the seas!
Things have been rolling over here in Ootsu and we're starting to pick up some speed! We found a couple of new investigators last week! It took a lot of finding, but we did it! We have return appointments scheduled for this week! Not only that, but our other investigators are making progress as well! EXCITEMENT!!
We also helped one of our recent converts (a big friendly Brazilian) move out of his old apartment with the ward. It was something that needed to be done for a long time. The old apartment just caused him a lot of stress and made things with his wife and kid worse. His neighbors didn't cut him any slack either. But now he lives in a spectacular home and everyone's happy! The best part about all of this is that he went up to the stand on fast-Sunday and shared his testimony for the first time, in which he expressed love and gratitude for the whole ward! YOSH!
Then, we had a companion exchange on Thursday, in which I went over to Oumihachiman again (in order to teach some Brazilians). One of the Brazilian members invited us over for lunch and he brought a bunch of his Brazilian friends (who are all non-members) and we had a delicious feast of Brazilian goodness. We then taught one of the friends who had previously been to church and seemed to really like it. He had many questions that were left unanswered about the Bible and we helped him find answers to every single one of them. We testified to him that the Book of Mormon is the second testimony he needs to understand the word of God. He accepted to read it and said he would like to meet up again to hear more about our message! Initially, there would be the I'm-in-Ootsu-and-you're-in-
Oumihachiman-problem, but we got permission from our zone leaders to teach through Skype!! I'll be Skyping with him and the other elders to help with Portuguese translation. I'm really excited!
This week's District Meeting was pretty good as well! I think I really like how our new District Leader does things around here. I always get a ton of inspiration from him. I also learned a lot from the exchange with him; a lot of notes taken. (Now, where did I leave those notes...)
Finally, we had the other elder's baptism on Sunday! It was really good! Ootsu has seen a lot of baptisms lately. Makes me want to work even harder and bring others to Christ!
It's been an awesome week! I'm really glad how everything turned out and I hope you've had an amazing week as well, everybody! See you next Monday
Tons of love,
~聖徒長老, Elder Santos