What a week! One of the most frustrating things during the mission is when you sit down and set up the perfect day in your planner, with all the visits and lessons that you need to do, just to have everything fall through during the day. You're left scrambling to get the essential things done, and sometimes you end up reorganizing everything. But as we say here in Brazil "faz parte". It's good to know that the Lord recognizes our efforts!
There's not many out of the ordindinary experiences to tell this week, but we had a great moment yesterday that I'd like to share. We've been working hard to build trust with the church members here in Corumbá, and we feel like things are beginning to kick in gear.
Example- two weeks ago we met this girl on the street and invited her to church. She went, and we proceeded to teach her. In the first visit she accepted baptism and everything. Next step...involve the members. This Sunday was her 18th birthday, and we spent the week giving a heads up to all the youth leaders. Yesterday we called on a few members to bring cake to her house and give her a birthday suprise. The members answered the call!!! We ended up with not one, not two but three different birthday cakes, and thanks to a couple of great famies we now know that this super special girl will be well taken care of after her baptism this coming Saturday.
I love seeing families participate in missionary work like that. It's gratifying to know that you don't need a nametag to help in the work of the Lord.
That's really all I got to say about this week!
Elder Johnson (pictures are of the fiesta for the girl who was recently baptized and up top a real Alligator!)