I got transferred! My new area is called "Lagoa" which is in the same zone as Ribeirão das Neves, so I didn't go very far. The area is in the city of Belo Horizonte. My companion is Elder Queiroz. He is from Fortaleza, Brazil, and he's a way good missionary. I think things are going to go very well this transfer.We had a miracle this week. When I got here on Wednesday we didn't have anybody to be baptized on Saturday, but we got a call from the Zone Leaders asking us to visit all the people that had already been to church in March and set a baptismal date for the 29th. We did just that, but unfortunately we didn’t find anyone on Wednesday. On Thursday we decided to continue our search and prayed for a miracle before leaving our house. That afternoon, Elder Queiroz remembered that a member had given him and his old companion a referral that they had not contacted, so we went to visit that member. When we got there we found out that the member’s sister, Eide, had just moved from a city that didn’t have the church yet. We spoke with Eide and found out that she had already been to church various times so we invited her to be baptized on Saturday. She accepted, threw away all of her coffee, and started reading the Book of Mormon. Eide was baptized on Saturday and confirmed Sunday! It was seriously amazing to see how the Lord had prepared her for us. Miracles definitely happen.
You might be thinking, "That sounds so easy." Well, there is definitely no such thing as an easy baptism. It’s always a battle to get the investigators and everything else prepared for baptism. On Saturday we found out that the drain to the baptismal font was broken, and it was full of water that smelled like dead fish. We had to spend about two hours emptying the font with five gallon buckets, dumping all the water down the toilet. My back is killing me, but it was totally worth it!
I hope all is well.
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