Dear Family and Friends,
I did not get the package yet, but this week the Zone Leaders are going to Florianópolis and the package might be there so who knows. Yes, the mission president speaks Portuguese to me since he is only learning English, and I do understand him, and I speak Portuguese back to him.
The mission President taught us about the importance of using the Book of Mormon whenever we teach since it is the Keystone of our religion. Good stuff.
This week is going to be getting to the point week with our investigators. We have one investigator who goes to church every week and also likes to feed us lunch, but she lives with a man who she has separated with. In Brazil the whole marriage thing on paper doesn't ever really happen. Her sister lives next door, alone, and so we will suggest that she move in with her sister, since she has no intentions of marrying the man. We cannot baptize someone who is technically breaking the law of chastity, even if they aren't really doing anything.
The other investigator also goes to church every week. He has a wife and a son who are members, but he is a strong devoted catholic. He is a strong devoted Mormon (in his beliefs and actions) as well and has huge respect for our church. So we are going to see what his feelings are about the church and invite him to read and pray about the book of Mormon and if the time seems right, we will invite him to be baptized. So that is what we will do. The only thing is, that with this guy, the more we push the more he backs away so I don't know exactly yet how we can approach this. But we will find a way with the Spirit.
We have another activity this week and more referrals coming up, so we will have more work to do which will be awesome.
I love the mission and I love you guys. Have a great week.
Elder Kevin Brady