Letter to All:
This week was a great week! Skyping the family was such an amazing Christmas present! Our mission had a Christmas activity the 26th. We had a water balloon fight, dodgeball, Velcro suits, and we celebrated the president`s birthday which was a couple days later.
Today we went to a nearby river and I heard monkeys (kongos is what they call them here) howling but I didn`t see any they were deeper back in the jungle.
Nandaime is a pretty big area, it`s split in half between 2 sets of missionaries and there are other small neighborhoods that are 30minutes or so away by bus. There are a lot of returned missionaries in this ward and some great members. But this ward has a lot of work to be done. The members don`t help much but that just means we need to gain the confidence of them.
This week was one of ups and downs but it ended very well. We passed by Mariogenia`s house Sunday morning and she said she wasn`t going to be able to come but later she decided to come to church and she stayed the whole 3 hours, it was great to see her deciding to take the correct path. A month or so ago she had a dream being baptized in white clothing and she asked the Elders how we baptized and they told her that we do it with white clothing. She`s progressing well and excited to be baptized this Saturday we have another that`s ready for baptism named Caterim.
This week should be excellent; I pray we end it with baptisms!
Happy New Year! Make goals for the next year and really push yourselves all year to complete them, not just the first 2 weeks of January haha!