ya- im loving barbacena im getting used to the area a bit more. the food here is about the same but really simple alot of the members are poor and do try to help the missionaries with lunches so its usualy just rice and beans with some kind of meat. ya my clothes are started to turn yellow hah but its starting to get cold so im going to start wearing some of my long sleeve shirts and cardigans i have yet warn and guess what we got a WASHING MACHINE AND A MICROWAVE ive never been so happy to get a machine that was so normal to us back in the states but here a washing machine is a luxury and if you have a microwave your killing it haha. so maybe my clothes will hold up a little longer. my shoes are great. i wear the chacos everyday but ill prob start wearing the others more bc its starting to get cold and my toes freeze ha.. o good and i sent the chip last week so you should get it sat or monday.. you can erase everything but you dont have to bc i like to watch the old videos and pics of the family.
well i dont have any excited news this week.. sadly.but some funny news, a member in the ward named antonio he was a straight hippie before the church still is a little bit.. he loves to sing he is okay ha well last year sister clement told him she would come back for him and take him to the states so he can sing for the mo tab.. and he believed her!! sister clement always joked like that but no one ever believed her ah but he did and always talks about it ha i didnt have the heart to tell him she isnt coming this sunday was testimony meeting and he even talked about it at the pulpit ahah sister flora couldnt stop laughing got to love branches testimony meetings this is one wasnt any different. bore my testimony cried but no tears! progression i think. o and i got to watch a little bit of the movie charley..? have you seen it? its from the church, ive never even heard of it ha its way good but i didnt get to finish it.so we had an experience with a man named tiago this week he was a contact and wanted to know why our church was any different then the other churches.(strong evangelical). i said great well come back and tell you. we got there and all he wanted to do was bash..the spirit was only there when the vision was told. sister flora was trying to show scriptures and that the truth is restored but his heart was so closed when i asked him to pray about it he said i will not ask god if this true bc i already dont believe it...i tried to wrap it up an thank him for his time. when we left his house sister flora had to sit down i said whats wrong she said i feel weak.. she said im sorry i shouldnt have kept going.. i said it was okay. i told her i was like that in the beggining all i wanted to do was show that it was all in the scriptures its so easy if they just read but i told her i quickly came to realize it is not us at all. its the spirit. i also told her that i also came to realize that the mission is hard not bc of the walking or the crazy hills in bh but the spirit that is always being felt and rejected.. you feel it so strong one moment and when you think a person is understanding you get slammed with a no.. she gathered her strength and said eu vou melhorar(ill be better) i said no one is perfect then she went and bought a little treat to feel better ha...i was reading in jesus the christ and his invitation is this "come and see" only those that will come to know him will see, hear, feel and know the truth.. but its up to them to take the invite. luke 22:32 'but i have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not, and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethen'alma 29:9 sister flora read this to me this morning.. loved it, i love you all the work is coming along...até proxima semana.. fique firme