I hope everyone had a wonderful week! Not gonna lie, I’m pretty jealous you got to go to Lake George… I’m glad the weather there was terrific! And that’s exciting that Craig is going off to college Wednesday… I hope Mom and Dad are ready to be empty nesters!
Sounds like everyone had a good week, and my week went really well also! Elder Tavares and I definitely had our most productive week yet here in Oriximiná, with more lessons and new investigators than before. And that’s even with a conference in Santarém and the trip to and from! In the zone conference we talked a lot about finding new investigators. We were able to even find a few families to teach this week! It’s such a great feeling to find families. And these families are even legally married! Of course finding sometimes is the easiest part, now we just have to teach well, and of course integrate them with the members well. We’re discovering that it’s difficult to bring investigators to church if they don’t have friends or other support in the church, so we’ve been making plans to always visit these new families with a member at our side. That seems to be helping!
So about my P-days: We leave the house at 10:30, just like normal, and we use the Internet, pass by the post office and the bank, and go grocery shopping (although usually it’s a different order every week, depending on lines, and what’s opened/closed). There’s a pretty large grocery store here, relatively close to home! It sells everything we need, and the prices seem pretty good. I usually buy just veggies to make salad at night and ingredients to make oatmeal in the morning. We also eat lunch at home on P-days, usually we just make rice or pasta, sometimes we even buy some ground beef if we are feeling especially adventurous. Oh and we also like to eat sardines with our rice, haha turns out that’s really tasty! And it’s much easier/faster than making ground beef (not that we’re lazy…). After lunch we usually write letters, or just rest, maybe study a little bit more. The days always passes so quickly, and soon enough it’s 6:00 and time to hit the road again. It’s a pretty relaxing day!
Unfortunately it’s been a while since I played the piano… I’m probably a bit rusty by now. But I’m sure it’ll come back to me!
Well, we’re off to go grocery shopping now. Have a terrific week,love you all, thanks so much for the love and support. Take care!
Elder Scott Maughan