Monday, April 24, 2017

Week Ninety Three - Last Transfer

This week we had some setbacks with Ronaldo. But his mom is progressing a little bit and Jadiel and Rita went to church on Sunday. :) That was actually pretty nice though seeing Jadiel and Rita at church.

Also Maria (who still hasn't been baptized because her mom won't let her) gave us a reference of her friend Luana who saw us walking in the street and Maria told her that we visited her. (we actually generally teach Maria in the home of our recent convert family because they are neighbors) Maria invited her to hear a lesson. And Luana went to church on Sunday. We're also gonna try and teach her family who are from some evangelical church I don't know which. 

So this week I enter into my last transfer, I will be staying in my area with my companion. We weren't transferred so I am excited about that. 

Also sometimes Davison (my eternal investigator from Gurguri) comes and visits somtimes here, and his pastor heard that he is going to the mormon church and he is almost undergoing church disciplin in the adventist church.

Have a good week.

Elder Batten


Monday, April 17, 2017

Week Ninety Two - Happy Easter

Hey, I had a great week. We had some great progress in our area. Also Easter was cool. We recieved some chocolate from the members.

Ronaldo and his mom went to church with us on Sunday. It was really cool. They have a baptism marked for here in a week or two. 
On Friday Nadson got baptized. I'll include the picture. It was a really rainy day and we walked like a ton that day to resolve some things and we got super wet and it was tiring. But the baptism was great!
This week I stepped in esgoto and my shoes stink and I got my pants and shirt dirty. 
Happy Easter!


Monday, April 10, 2017

Week Ninety One - Goals

Hey, we had a good week this week. We found some new investigators. We are teaching a family now. Jadiel, Rita, and Ritas mom and brother Nena and Ronaldo. They seem to be really interested. They ended up waking up late and didn't go to church on Sunday, but this next week we committed them to go.

We had a zone conference this week. They talked a lot about the missions goal for this month which is 120. 
We have a baptism this week. Nadson is going to be baptized. I'll make sure and take a picture. Also Maria's mom maybe will let her get baptized here soon. We will have to wait and see. She's almost done reading 2 Nephi. 
I finnished reading the Book of Mormon in Portuguese again this week. 
That's about it for now, have a good week!
Elder Batten

Monday, April 3, 2017

Week Ninety - A Good Week of Work

I really liked General Conference a lot. It was loaded with a lot of good talks. We had a good week of work. We've been having trouble following up with Ailton because his cousins who are members don't really help that much. Maria's mom looks like she will let her get baptized this month. We've been teaching the mother of our recent convert who is sick right now. She had chikungunya a while ago and she hasn't totally recovered. We're also teaching this guy named Isaias who is 19. He appears to be elect. He accepted a baptismal date, and committed to pray. He watched a session of general conference and seemed to like it a lot. We've got some really good investigators right now.