Monday, July 20, 2015

White House Branch

     Our mission president cut language study for the mission 2 transfers ago and we've been working a lot these past transfers. Usually it's about 65 hours of proselyting work a week for our companionship. If we're productive at church, it counts and lunch also counts if we ask for member references. It's a looot of work. Also we study in the morning. A lot of the time we show up at home 9:30. But it's good to work a lot. It stinks not working.

     Elder T. (James in English) is pretty cool. He's from Pernambuco (a state in the north-east of Brazil) and has lived in São Paulo the last 3 years. He has 21 years and fought capoeira for 12 years, he has also served 1 year in the army and has 4 years as a member. This past week was pretty cool with him and it's going well. Something cool about the northern Brazilian culture is that they all know how to share really well. I've already thought of a few ideas of how I can apply it in my life after the mish. 
     The elders quorum has started to do a cool thing to make the branch stronger with us. Sundays are usually slow for us, so it works well for us too. There are two companionships of missionaries in the area. We do splits and have four companionships that go around and do hometeaching visits from 5-7pm every Sunday. It's been going for two weeks and is pretty cool. The branch has a lot of people that are baptized but a lot of them go once a month, once every other week. So it'll be good for the branch. We're trying to help the branch construct a solid base because it has 20 years as a branch and has a frequency of 50ish people.

     No one went to church for the past two weeks so we dropped our old investigators and are starting anew.     

     Not a super new food, but a food that I learned to like and that I like is goiabada. It's made from goiabá. It has a cool texture and is red and really good.

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