monday we visited our investigator lorival and taught him about the plan of salvation. we had a good spiritual lesson with him but unfortunately he doesnt really care much to learn more because he thinks we are just like his baptist church. then we had a good chat contacting a reference from a member returning to activity Isaias and Nilda his wife.
tuesday we had mission leadership council just another thrilling day with some good training from president about how to get more out of our visits with less actives and remind them of their testimonies thru the First vision.
wednesday we had a normal work day here in the office.
thursday we had a nice zone conference (basically the same thing as mission council on tuesday) and got out into the street for some visits. we saw vivaldo and taught their family a good lesson about the Holy Spirit and how we can recognize our answers from God. We also had a really cool lesson with a contact named Sergio who commited to go to church and be baptized without even thinking twice! now we just have to see if his girlfriend wnts to get married/truly live the law of chastity with him! but the challenges are what make the sweet moments even more worth while.
yesterday we had a long day in the office with two training from São Paulo about some new computer programs and preparing some stuff for stake conferences and presidents visits to the other parts of the state for zone conferences.
This week i read an article in the Liahona for this month about Islam. i thought the article was extremely interesting and a good one that everyone should read. The church has started doing these articles to educate members about other religions so we dont stumble around saying or believing incorrect things about our brothers and sisters around the world. It was a really touching article and gave me further appreciation for the blessing we have to be able to have freedom of religion in an amazing country. God bless america (and Brazil!!!) I am so grateful for those who sacrafice their lifes for our freedoms and freedoms of all people in the world. they are examples of charity for all of us and show us how we should strive to be to bring change for our world.
Elder Cantuario, Sisters Gama, Venturini and Espinal