Monday, July 4, 2016

Week 57~Pants & Unexpected Baptism

Isabella and her family

Hey, ho, let´s go!

This week was pretty awesome. Last P-day we went to Liberdade which is a Japanese bairro (it´s like a neighborhood or city, like Gray´s Creek). It´s the largest Japanese district in the world outside of Japan! It was awesome and ridicuously expensive, so I only bought sushi. Fun fact: the best sushi in the world is made here in Brasil, outside of Japan of course. It was also the day I decided to test out my new pants..hhahahah. I have to say it was pretty great. Actually it didn´t make a difference to me and probably won´t use them much, but I had to say I at least used them once!

Also this week when we went to visit Isabella to say we wouldn´t be visiting much anymore she told us she was going to be baptized Saturday. We actually didn´t believe her, but she showed us that she threw away all of her funk music (it´s a genre of music that isn´t very appropriate) and she is going to start dressing modestly now. She told us that the church will help her be a better person and help her make good decisions. We were pretty impressed. So she was baptized Saturday! 

We also started our English class this week. It´s not as big and great as the class we started in Perdizes, but it´s still fun. There are only two americans in our district, me and Elder Barney (yes, his actual last name is Barney) so it only gives to have one class. Actually funny story: me and my companion got to the church and the elders were running late saturday. The church was unlocked to let the people in, but the only person who entered was a homeless man. We asked him if he was here to join the english class, and he reluctantly said yes. We told him we were going to start in 15 mintes. So he went and started stealing the trash from the church. My companion was like ´´What do we do?´´ and I said to just wait until the elders get here. The elders arrived and we invited him to the class (his name is João, or John). And he joined. Afterwards, we had cookies and he told us how grateful he was for our hospitality. I expect he will return Saturday.

Church was interesting this week. A guy we talked to on the street said he would visit the church this sunday and he did surprisingly (everyone says they´re going to visit, but never do). He has already read the Book of Mórmon all the way throughl, but he never visited the church, because he is very Evangelico. But he came! It was interesting. He bore his testimony during sacrament meeting and participated in Gospel Principles and Priesthood. He even stayed for the baptism afterwards. We´re going to teach him this week, so let´s see how that goes. 

That´s about it for this week! Until the next!
Sister Lockhart


For English Class