Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Picking Up, a Little Bit

***So like 10 minutes into emails yesterday the whole network here in Angola crashed, so thats why I'm doing them today! So no worries, I'm fine!

Oi Family and Friends!

How is everyone? We had a pretty good week, some cool stories that hopefully I can remember this time! So this one guy, while walking around, we ran into a dead end. Elder Tingey kind of walks into someones quintal but it's not super obvious that it's a portao. This guy inside got super mad and Elder Tingey said "Tudo Bem" to him and he got even madder. Just yelling that we had no respect just walking into peoples homes and that you can't use tudo bem, that the phrase is only for children, when in reality, everyone uses it, all while he is doing this girl´s hair. He was just on something. Got us mad but luckily we didn't do or say anything stupid, just walked away. 

Another thing that happened is we were walking past this Banco BIC and this lady pulls us over and wants cards or stuff. She then drags us into the bank, when the bank is already closed, and gives us a couple of minutes to preach our message to her employees inside. It was kind of cool, felt like a little bit how the early missionaries would do it, go in public places and just preach. So that was a pretty cool experience. 

For my Hump Day we blew up those LED balloons which were super cool, and had some bouncy balls that I got in a package from Uncle Scott and Aunt Valrie (thanks so much!) and just messed around. Weird that I'm on the downhill slide of my mission, but whatever just keep on working. I also bought a bottle of Martinelli's sparkling apple juice for myself to celebrate as well haha. 

Friday we had a zone conference that lasted all day with President Kretly, which was good. A little on the long side but it was good, learned some good stuff. Kretly leaves tomorrow so I will probably never see him again. Now we just wait until President Merrill gets here at the end of this month. 

Saturday we had baptisms, and Luisa and her Mom got baptized! I was so happy, finally after 8 months since I met Luisa, she got baptized! And Cahilo got to baptize his mom which was pretty cool as well. Just really cool baptisms. 

After we went to this Muslim place and got lunch which was really good. Then unfortunately, all of our lessons we had set up for the day fell through. So we just went contacting the rest of the day. When we left I had this feeling we needed to pass by Adi´s house, even though it really wasn't necessary but we went anyways. We get to his house and he isn't even there. So we were waiting around his house for a bit, and I don't know know why we were there, but I knew we were supposed to be there. Well we decided to say a prayer. Three words into the prayer we here this man yell "Che, como entao" Haha so we finished the prayer and then went over and talked to him. Got his contact and hopefully we will be able to teach him and his family this week. 

Then like just down the street we knock on this door, and it's a legit golden family. Married, check, kids, check, and they want to go back to church, double check. Hoepfully we will sit with them this weekend because I'm so excited for them. Made some more contacts and it was a faith building night for us. 

Sunday was good. Got in this member's car with fleas everywhere, got some flea bites, awesome. Pres. Kretly had this fireside for all the members of Luanda so we attended that and I got to see a lot of the Viana members which was so cool. Especially Amandio and Dionese, love them so much. Yesterday we went to the Reedy's for the last time ever since they're moving which was super cool. And then the Rede crashed, Tingey almost got run over, and we had a fun family night at a members house. 

Looks like everyone had a good fun week. The package was super great Mom! Thanks! Overall life just keeps on going. Were finding some cool people but they usually can only sit on the weekends, so during the week its a little rough, but were doing our best. Love you all! And I hope you have a great week! Read the Scriptures, Pray, Go to Church, Keep the Commandments!


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