We also had our last Zone Conference with President and Sister Martins on Thursday, it was so insane to think that it was the last one! I will be able to see them a couple more times, but it was the last time most of the missionaries will see them. It was really good, he emphasized a lot on priesthood authority and also that President Farnes will receive the inspiration and revelation from the same source, that the president changes but the person who is really in charge doesn´t. So that will be crazy when he gets here and the change happens.
This week we have been working a lot with Givaldo and he was interviewed and passed and will be baptized here in an hour and a half!!! We are super psyched, he is really demonstrating a lot of faith. We are excited how he will be an example for the rest of his family. Also, we were working with Jandira, who also had a date for today but was kind of soft. She has been worried about the "right day" to be baptized and she had the interview and it really helped her see that she is prepared to be baptized and to do this! So she is getting baptized tonight too!! We are super excited for both of them.
We also had a cool experience this week, we taught an investigator in the institute building, his wife is a member and always goes. So we taught him and were teaching about the doctrine of Christ, and we invited him to be baptized and asked if it was a desire of his to follow Jesus Christ and be clean from his sins, haha and he responds "it isn´t a desire of mine, it is faith. I have faith that I need to do this and that I can follow him." Hahaha it was so great to hear those words, so he is now being prepared to be baptized this next weekend! We are feeling so blessed in our area, it is definitely hard, but we are striving to be obedient and to really have faith that we can baptize here, even if we only get to work in our area a little bit each day. I love this church so much, it truly is the church of Jesus Christ and he is at its helm. I love my Savior and I love to have this chance to be a representative of him.
I am glad you are all doing well! Mom, tell Tim and Roxanne that they can use whatever paper or letter to send to me, I am really glad that the letter got to them! I didn't notice that the paper I used was really thin, haha I think I actually bought it in the US! Anyways, hope you are all doing well and I am so glad that Manti went really well, it sounds like it was a fantastic experience!
Love you all! Be missionaries too!