Elder Keller & Elder Phillips in Sao Paulo

Elder Keller & Elder Phillips in Sao Paulo

Monday, January 12, 2015

#20 Jan 12, 2015 Batismo!!

 Candida got baptized this week!!!!! (: It was so awesome! I feel super lame because my faith was totally week. We had marked again with here for january tenth for her to be baptized but she had to stop smoking. I didnt really think it was gonna happen to be honest and thats why i didnt say anything last week but we went by on tuesday of this week and she said that she finally stopped and is praying and reading the book of mormon more with her mom and she feels great! I was so surprised! So we marked for the interview, she passed the interview and then ended up being baptized on sunday because our ward had a trip to the temple on saturday. So we are going to confirm her a member of the church next week. I got the awesome opportunity to baptize her and our heater for the water was broken so it was freezing! I was super worried because she has big panick attacks sometimes but got in the water and everything went great! After she got baptized she was just crying and looked so happy and you could one hundred percent see how clean she felt. It was such a cool experience because you could totally see the atonement of Jesus Christ taking place right then and there! She has had a lot of stuff go on in her life and this was a pretty long road to baptism, (met the first set of missionaries in 1996 we found out) but she finally made it! It was awesome!

Also this week we got to take our 5 hour bus ride to got to chapecó for our zone meeting and as usual it was awesome!! I love my zone! We figured out we have 4 brazilians in our entire zone of 22 haha we have a ton of americans and there are only 40 in the mission. so our zone is stacked for some reason.

But i got to do splits with our zone leader and we went to teach two haitians in spanish because they dont speak portugues. my zl is from chile so he speaks it but it was crazy! what was weird was that i was understanding everything but just couldnt speak a word haha. And then people were speaking french and creole as well and then i had no idea what was going on...

Well i wanted to write a ton more but time always seems to fly here and my computer is going down. I love and miss everyone and hope all is well!

Elder Keller

This is Candida and Margarida. Margarida is her mom and totally loves the missionaries and every time we visit tries to give us a ton of food and candy and chocolate haha im gonna get fat out here!


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