Hope everyone has been having a great May so far! Things here have been going really well so far this month; I have a feeling that this is going to be a pretty awesome May! First off, because I’m super excited to speak to Eric in Portuguese this week! Oh, and to talk with the rest of you… haha just kidding, I can’t wait to talk to all of you guys! I promise we won’t speak tooo much Portuguese.
So this month started off well because we had a baptism saturday night! A young man, Marcos, who has been attending church for a few months now finally decided to give up coffee and get baptized. He was really excited and has a very strong testimony, and a ton of people attending his baptism! The young men’s president (a recent convert himself) was the one who performed the baptism. I couldn’t tell who was more excited to enter the water, him or Marcos haha. Either way, it was a really awesome baptism, and it also seemed to help spark even more interest in missionary work in the ward.
So in other exciting news: we got stranded in Castanhal on Thursday! Woke up at 4 to catch the bus for a zone meeting at 8, then when we went to catch the bus at 2 to return to Bragança — turned out that there weren’t any buses! Apparently there was a strike in the road, and people weren’t letting buses pass… so the six of us ended up sitting in the bus station playing UNO for 4 hours, eating Tootsie Rolls that Mom had sent. Can you believe that in 4 hours of UNO I never won once? That was pretty pathetic. But finally the bus came, and we got back to Bragança around 10 at night. Long day!
Well once again I can’t wait to talk to you all [Skype!] on Sunday! I hope you all have a terrific week until then! Thanks for all the prayers and support!
Élder Scott Maughan