Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Well, this week was eventful, and for me, it was great! Of course, with the end of the World Cup is was a little bit more difficult to work, but we were exited to recieve a second visit from President Reber, and this time, he stayed not just one day, but two!

The big event of the week (contrary to popular belief) was NOT Brazil's loss to Germany, or the final World Cup game but a fireside Saturday night with the President. We spent just about the entire week inviting everyone we know, and everyone we don't know to the fireside, and we were able to scrape up a solid 50+ people Saturday night. The fireside was really great, and now we have a bunch of new people that are curious, and want to recieve a visit from the missionaries. YAY for references!!

President and Sister Reber got here Friday afternoon, and we put them instantly to work! Friday and Saturday President had 3 interviews in different Radio stations, 1 interview in the local newspaper and even an interview on the local TV news!! What's more, we were able to visit ALL of the members (recent converts and newly discovered) with President. It was incredible to spend two days working alongside our leader, and inspiring to see and feel the spirit that he and his wife carry with them. 

On Sunday, we were blessed with the opportunity to perform the baptisms of the rest of A's family. It was a beautiful baptismal service, and the spirit was very strong. I am thrilled by every little step that this family in particular is taking toward the Temple, and eternity. 
Finally, the new Elder here in Alta Floresta is Elder A! He's a Brazilian from the Bayia, and he has little over 1 year on a mission. I was impressed by his humility and willingness to accept new things ever since his first day here, and I am excited to work more with him!

Ate Mais!

Elder Johnson

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