A brand new companion and things are looking up! :)
Life here is very different with Elder Souza Santos. First off, he has 9 months on the mission and has already passed through various areas and companions so we have much more to talk about. He is from Salvador, Baiha (northeast coast of Brasil) which means it took a day or so to get used to his accent. So far we've been walkin' and teachin' a ton so that's all good.
|Elder Sousa Santos and I in front of our church building here in Sao Pedro.|
I don't know what happened but after my new companion got here things seem to be looking up for our branch (fingers crossed). We had 3 different ward activities last week that went really well and we met another family of members who will move here from Santa Maria who will be a great help.
My favorite of the 3 was the Elders quorum activity that we will have every Thursday now. The goal is to get together and strengthen the priesthood brothers. So everyone helps bring something for a dinner and there's a small message and it went really well. There were 16 people that came and 3 were investigators which is awesome! The goal is for everyone to try and bring a friend or a neighbor or whoever wasn't there to next weeks activity. So I hope that will keep rolling and we will have a great success with that.
Also this week we will have a special mission tour with Elder Massagardi of the Brasil area presidency, I'm looking forward to that a lot.