This week my companion and I baptised 4 brothers and gave all of them the holy ghost as well. The two oldest also so recieved the preisthood. and they´re all super good friends with all the members in the ward alread so I´m sure they´re gonna stay active. The Oldest wants to serve a mission as well!
This week the President called every missionary in our mission to one location for an impromptu meeting about goals. He then proceded to quintuple our goals for street contacting and door knocking and highten all the rest of our goals as well. Thus, Needless to say this week was pretty difficult. But I think that were probably gonna have 3 or 4 more baptisms this month because of our change in goals.
This week wen I was studying the old testament I came across some funny scriptures that I´d like to share.
In Zechariah chapter 5 verses 1 and 2, the prophet is caught up into a vision and in his words… “then I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and beheld a flying roll. And (an angel) said unto me, what seest thou? And I answered, I see a flying roll.” I´m not entirely sure what this is supposed to mean but I really hope that Zechariah really did see and stray cinnamon roll flying towards him from some innexperienced overzealous cook.
In Job chapters 39:9-11 and 30:29 we find some interesting animals around Job´s house… “Will the unicorn be willing to serve thee? Wilt thou trust him because his stregth is so great?” —— “I am a brother to Dragons.” I dont know exactly what Job was talking about here either but these scriptures at face value seem to suggest that Job, Like Eragon, is a dragon rider and that Unicorns exist.
In proverbs 23:13-14 the writer sassily tells us “to withold NOT correction from the child. For is thou beatest him with a rod, he shall not die. Thou shalt beat him with a rod.” Maybe its just me but the writer was in a sarcastic mood when he wrote this one…
Thus far on my mission Ive been using the same plastic Desani Water bottler that I recieved on the air plane for free on my way here to Sao Paulo. My goal is to use it my entire mission.
About 20 feet from my house theres this church in which everyone has the opportunity to sing if the want to. For whatever reason the people that frequent this church all love to sing solos in to the Mic even though they´re all horrible. So every day here beofre I go to sleep it sounds like some knock off bar is having a Kareoke Night next door.
ANyway this week was fun, stressful but rewarding.
Goodspeed and Love, Elder Westenhaver