This week was a great one! We had some success finally! After weeks of hard work, we had a baptism! I am sending some pictures. It was a really special meeting and I am glad that all the members helped us out so much. I love this ward and I will be sad when I leave it.
This week was hot...especially in our house. Our house has very few windows and gets really hot and humid in it. Aside from that and the cockroaches, it is a nice place to live.
We are working very hard in the office. This week they are doing some renovations. this past week we got a book from a convert in the United States about some ideas for making missionary work more successful... It is only in English, so I read some parts and translated it for my mission president and he liked the ideas. So, I will be translating the whole book into Portuguese and preparing it to send out to the other missionaries and all the missions in Brazil! That will be fun!
Well, this week we are preparing another young woman to get baptized on Saturday. She would have been baptized two weeks ago, but it didn't work out right. So we will baptize her now! I am excited and very happy!
here is a quote I love:
"At moments of crisis and challenge, some choose to abandon faith just at the time when it most needs to be embraced. Prayer is ignored at the very hour when it needs to be intensified. Virtue is carelessly tossed aside when it needs to be cherished. God is forsaken in the all-too-human yet mistaken fear that He has forsaken us. The truth is that our only safety, our only security, our only hope is to hold fast to that which is good. As the mists of darkness gather around us, we are only lost if we choose to let go of the iron rod, which is the word of God."
Love, Elder Spencer D. Eastwood