Monday, July 27, 2015

Another week down and out! How the time flies when you're having fun. A lot of great stuff is happening, with plenty of trials to make it all worth it!

This week the big event was a "helping hands" service project that we participated in on Saturday. As part of a nationwide outreach, each church unit chose another religios denomination in need of a helping hand. Here in Corumbá the Branch came together to put in concrete and plumbing at another church building. 

For those of you who aren't familiar with the brazilian construction process, let me tell you it is a lot of work. The toughest part involves mixing sand, rock, and cement with water to make the concrete. The mixing however is always done by hand with a hoe. I spent a couple of hours as the designated "cement mixer", and can now mark that one off as a job never again to be taken. I woke up Sunday morning with a super stiff back, and I'm still feeling the effects of that particular service project.

My soreness aside, this week was pretty great. We were able to mark the baptism of Emerson jr., and get permission from his dad who isn't a member. Emerson is a great Young Man (14 years old), who's mom and sister we've recently reactivated. It's great to be having a lot of sucess with these part-member families. 

This upcoming week is the last of this transfer, so next week I'll have some transfer updates!!
Até mais!
Elder Johnson

1. district t-shirt

2-4. helping hands project

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