Wednesday, February 13, 2013

February 13th 2013

The months are going by fast, I cant believe it is already the middle of February? (Why is there an 'R' in February?). English makes a lot more sense now that I know Portuguese, but it has also made me realize that English is a VERY hard language to learn and that there are some pretty stupid rules in that language.

Well, it is still hot and still humid here. That is never going to change. This week it didn't rain as much. And yesterday we had a zone conference. When we walked out of the chapel, it was one of the hottest afternoons that I have ever experienced! My ears got ROASTED the minute the sun hit them. At least they aren't peeling....yet....

Yesterday was Carnaval, which is the biggest holiday in Brazil. EVERYTHING is closed on this day. And no one was on the roads. goiânia is a pretty "calm" city. There were only like 10 people killed, compared to a hundred and fifty or so in Rio de Janeiro. That is normal though. Hahaha. There was a parade and lots of people dancing in cool and colorful costumes. Besides the park full of naked dancing people, it was just a normal day. In the evening we went to a member's house and had a big brazilian "churrasco" (barbecue). De-lish!

We are teaching a young woman who suffered an accident and is unable to walk because she broke her leg. She was so excited when we invited her to church. During the week, she arranged everything so that she could go with us! She got a stabilizer for her leg, crutches, and a bunch of other stuff. Then on Sunday morning, she was waiting for us to come get her! She went to Church and loved it! She is going to get baptized on the 23rd!

Another investigator has been having trouble believing in the book of mormon. So we challenged her to read and pray about it every morning and night. She did so. Sunday night, after gettting home from church, she knelt down (something she had never done before to pray), and asked the Lord to "touch her heart" if the things she had learned were really true. Right when she finished her prayer, her heart started beating rapidly, and she felt like it would come out of her chest! She said that that has happened every time she has prayed after that. What a miracle! She will get baptized on the 23rd too. I hope! 

We are praying and fasting a lot to have another miracle of 4 baptisms this month, which will be a record for the missionaries that work in the office.

Well, that was my week! Hope you all had a good one!

Love you!
-Elder Spencer D. Eastwood

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