This week was really busy. I had the opportunity to visit a few parts of the mission that I had never seen before. Our mission is huge. It takes up almost all of the state of Minas Gerais, but I have never served anywhere longer that about 30 minutes by car from the mission office. This week we went and spent a day working with Elders in Sete Lagoas, which is a city about an hour and a half from Belo Horizonte. We were able to teach a few people, and then we helped put together a special Chapel open house event. The Chapel sits on a lakeshore that has a boardwalk for runners and bikers. The members decided that they would put up a water stand in front of the church for the people who are always passing by. The missionaries handed out fliers about the church and offered to show the people inside. It went really well, and lots of people were able to learn a little about the gospel.
I love you,
This week was really kind of crazy but way fun. President and Sister Fortunato were in São Paulo Monday thru Thursday at a seminar for mission presidents. They couldn’t answer their phones which meant that Elder Bellini and I had to answer all the questions and help all the sick Elders and Sisters haha. It was exciting on my first week. We had a Mission Leadership Council on Friday when president got back. I attached my training slides that I gave about baptizing and preparing our investigators to be baptized.
8 months in the office is a long time. Did you have much time to spend working in your area? This week was interesting too because it’s the first time that I’ve actually worked in upper class neighborhoods. We have an investigator that lives in an apartment building that has an elevator for cars so that you can park your car on the floor of you apartment. It’s a little harder to promise blessings for people who seem like they have everything, but I am learning how everyone really does need the gospel in their lives.
I love you dad,